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PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula College women’s soccer team improved to 8-1-0 Tuesday, recording their conference-leading eighth shutout, with a 2-0 nod over Edmonds in a rematch of the 2013 Northwest Athletic Conference championship.

The Pirates, ranked eighth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women’s Junior College Division I Poll, also remained unbeaten in their four-year history of matches at Sigmar Field on the PC campus.

Edmonds threatened early, nearly scoring on a breakaway that was blocked by Pirate keeper Emily Flinn, and then Peninsula also had a near-goal experience when Alyssa Bertuleit crossed the ball to the far post where Larkyn Nelson blasted what looked like a sure goal, but Triton keeper Alecia Longsine made a spectacular run across the front of the goal and got their just in time to prevent the score.

MOUNT VERNON – The Pirate women return to the friendly confines of Sigmar Field to tackle Edmonds Tuesday in a rematch of the 2013 Northwest Athletic Conference championship. Both teams are then in action Wednesday, the women taking on Lower Columbia and the men hosting the Edmonds men at 2:00 and 4:00, also at Sigmar Field.

Both teams are coming off victories Saturday night at Skagit Valley. The women put together their NWAC-leading seventh shutout in eight games to beat the Cardinals 3-0, while the men remained unbeaten in 2014 with a 3-1 nod over Skagit Valley.

EVERETT – The Peninsula College men remained unbeaten, escaping Everett with a 2-1 win Wednesday, but the Pirate women saw a 20-game win streak come to an end with a 1-0 loss to the Trojans.

The PC women had not lost a match since Sept. 8, 2013 when they fell to University of the Fraser Valley 3-0, and it’s been two seasons since the Pirates lost to a community college, dating back to Oct. 6, 2012 when they dropped a 1-0 match at Walla Walla. The women, ranked sixth in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America Poll, have never lost at Sigmar Field since the facility was constructed in the fall of 2011.

The men’s victory leaves the Pirates atop the West Division with a 4-0 record and a 6-0 overall mark, followed closely by Highline at 3-0-1 and Bellevue at 3-3-0. Everett slipped to 0-3-1 in the North Division.

The women’s loss puts them in unfamiliar territory, trailing Highline in the West by one point. Highline, now the only unbeaten team in the Northwest Athletic Conference, is 4-0-1, while the Pirates fell to 4-1-0 (6-1-0 overall). Bellevue is third at 2-1-4. The victory catapulted Everett into a commanding lead in the North at 5-1-0.

PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula College women remained the only unbeaten and unscored-upon team in the Northwest Athletic Conference with a 4-0 victory over Shoreline and the men also remained unbeaten with a tense 3-1 win over the Dolphins before a large sun-drenched crowd on “Soccer Community Day” Saturday at Sigmar Field.

The nation’s eighth-ranked Pirate women improved to 6-0 overall, and 4-0 in conference play, while the men, ranked No. 12 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America Poll, pushed their record to 5-0 and 3-0.

PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula College women remained the only unbeaten and unscored-upon team in the Northwest Athletic Conference with a 4-0 victory over Shoreline and the men also remained unbeaten with a tense 3-1 win over the Dolphins before a large sun-drenched crowd on “Soccer Community Day” Saturday at Sigmar Field.

The nation’s eighth-ranked Pirate women improved to 6-0 overall, and 4-0 in conference play, while the men, ranked No. 12 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America Poll, pushed their record to 5-0 and 3-0.

Women: PC 4, Shoreline 0

The Pirates were ready for a battle when they took to the field against Shoreline, a team that was unbeaten in conference play prior to Saturday, and a team that had racked up 26 goals. The PC women, who have yet to give up a goal, had scored 15 in their first five outings.

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PORT ANGELES – Dr. Wally Sigmar and Jim Lunt both had to be smiling down on the Pirates as they shut out the Tacoma women and men in their home opener Tuesday at Sigmar Field.

The field was dressed out for the first home matches of the season and the nationally-ranked Peninsula College soccer teams treated the home fans to two impressive victories to remain unbeaten in 2014.

Sigmar was Peninsula’s president who led the effort to bring intercollegiate sports to the college. He is in the Northwest Athletic Conference Hall of Fame for his career as a player and a coach in the sport of soccer. The field was named in his honor following his passing in 2000. Lunt, who passed away only last month, was also part of the effort to resurrect sports at Peninsula in 1997 and was the Athletic Director at the college when Peninsula added soccer in 2000.

Women: PC 5, Tacoma 0

The Pirate women, ranked No. 8 in the National Soccer Coaches Association Junior College Division I Poll, improved to 5-0 on the season with their fifth shutout, dominating the Titans from the opening kickoff.

PORT ANGELES – Dr. Wally Sigmar and Jim Lunt both had to be smiling down on the Pirates as they shut out the Tacoma women and men in their home opener Tuesday at Sigmar Field.

The field was dressed out for the first home matches of the season and the nationally-ranked Peninsula College soccer teams treated the home fans to two impressive victories to remain unbeaten in 2014.

Sigmar was Peninsula’s president who led the effort to bring intercollegiate sports to the college. He is in the Northwest Athletic Conference Hall of Fame for his career as a player and a coach in the sport of soccer. The field was named in his honor following his passing in 2000. Lunt, who passed away only last month, was also part of the effort to resurrect sports at Peninsula in 1997 and was the Athletic Director at the college when Peninsula added soccer in 2000.

Women: PC 5, Tacoma 0

The Pirate women, ranked No. 8 in the National Soccer Coaches Association Junior College Division I Poll, improved to 5-0 on the season with their fifth shutout, dominating the Titans from the opening kickoff.

PORT ANGELES - Saturday is “Community Soccer Day” at Peninsula College, as the Pirates host Shoreline in their only Saturday doubleheader of the season.

Players of all ages, youth soccer to high school, are invited to wear their team jerseys. Peninsula will offer free admission to the entire family of any player who arrives in a community soccer jersey.

PORT ANGELES – The Pirates host Tacoma for their women’s and men’s soccer home openers Tuesday and both games will be live streamed. Fans can click on the U-Stream button on the web page to view the games.

Both teams went unbeaten on the road as the 2014 season got under way two weeks ago and the women’s team has yet to give up a goal.

TUKWILA – The Pirate men and women outscored their opponents 14-2 and won all four matches at the 48-team Northwest Athletic Conference Friendlies Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday, playing against some of the strongest teams in the conference.

“This was a great result against four good opponents,” head men’s and women’s coach Kanyon Anderson said. “The teams are happy and enjoying the start of their season.”

TUKWILA – The Pirate men and women outscored their opponents 14-2 and won all four matches at the 48-team Northwest Athletic Conference Friendlies Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday, playing against some of the strongest teams in the conference.

“This was a great result against four good opponents,” head men’s and women’s coach Kanyon Anderson said. “The teams are happy and enjoying the start of their season.”

TUKWILA – The Pirate men and women outscored their opponents 14-2 and won all four matches at the 48-team Northwest Athletic Conference Friendlies Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday, playing against some of the strongest teams in the conference.

“This was a great result against four good opponents,” head men’s and women’s coach Kanyon Anderson said. “The teams are happy and enjoying the start of their season.”

Women: Pirates 1, Spokane 0

The Pirate women were coming off a surprising 4-0 win over defending South Division champion Clackamas Tuesday when they took the field against Spokane, a team that placed second in the East last year. It was Spokane’s third straight match. The Sasquatch defeated Shoreline 3-1 on Monday, and then shut out Southwest Oregon 4-0 Tuesday before facing the Pirates Wednesday.

TUKWILA – The nationally-ranked Peninsula College Pirates opened their 2014 season right where they left off – winning at Starfire.

The two-time defending Northwest Athletic Conference women shut out defending South Division champion Clackamas 4-0 Tuesday morning at the Starfire Sports Complex and two hours later, their counterparts, also two-time defending NWAC champs, dismantled perennial South Division power Chemeketa 5-1 in the men’s match.

The season opener marked the debut of Kanyon Anderson as head coach of the men’s team. Anderson, who has won four division titles and two NWAC titles in his four years as the head coach for the Pirate women, accepted the responsibility of coaching both programs this year.

“Coaching two games was a lot of fun,” Anderson said. “I get the opportunity to enjoy the game twice. We run a soccer program here, rather than separate teams, so the philosophies and expectations are the same.”

And on opening day, the outcome was also the same. A pair of decisive victories.

TUKWILA – The nationally-ranked Peninsula College Pirates opened their 2014 season right where they left off – winning at Starfire.

The two-time defending Northwest Athletic Conference women shut out defending South Division champion Clackamas 4-0 Tuesday morning at the Starfire Sports Complex and two hours later, their counterparts, also two-time defending NWAC champs, dismantled perennial South Division power Chemeketa 5-1 in the men’s match.

The season opener marked the debut of Kanyon Anderson as head coach of the men’s team. Anderson, who has won four division titles and two NWAC titles in his four years as the head coach for the Pirate women, accepted the responsibility of coaching both programs this year.

“Coaching two games was a lot of fun,” Anderson said. “I get the opportunity to enjoy the game twice. We run a soccer program here, rather than separate teams, so the philosophies and expectations are the same.”

And on opening day, the outcome was also the same. A pair of decisive victories.

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