PORT ANGELES – Hundreds of soccer fans from all over Western Washington not only enjoyed five hotly contested soccer matches, but they were treated to great food, beverages and sunny weather at the fourth annual Rumble in the Rainforest Saturday at Sigmar Field on the Peninsula College campus.
The event, a fund-raiser for athletic scholarships, netted $5,000.
“This community continues to astonish me with their support of our athletic programs,” said Rick Ross, Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life. “Our staff, led by Tim Tucker, put on a great show, with two professional teams and four college teams, and our fans and our sponsors came up big once again. I’m convinced that the five NWAC championships and nine division titles we’ve won in soccer alone over the past five years just wouldn’t have happened without that support.”
The five exhibition soccer matches were all close. The day opened with the Peninsula College men defeating the Olympic Force, a professional team that plays in the Evergreen Premiere League, 2-1. The two Pirate goals came from Victor Sanchez and Kassio Monteiro.
PORT ANGELES - Be prepared to “rumble” and cheer on some of the best soccer teams in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, April 25, when Peninsula College hosts the Rumble in the Rainforest Soccer Exhibition Extravaganza at Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. The Rumble benefits the Peninsula College Athletic Program, and helps to raise money to support athletic scholarships.
Events will kick off at 10 am on Sigmar Field with a match between the men of Olympic Force vs. Peninsula College. This will be followed at 11:20 by an exhibition match between the men of Saint Martin’s College and the Kitsap Pumas. At 12:40, the women of Saint Martin’s and Peninsula College will meet.
Men’s soccer dominates the rest of the day, continuing at 2:30 pm when the Peninsula College men’s team goes up against the Kitsap Pumas. At 3:50 pm, the Olympic Force will face off against St. Martin’s College.
In addition to world class soccer games, there will be other free events on campus. Soccer fans and car lovers are invited to visit a car show, hosted by the Peninsula College Auto Shop, Ruddell Automall, Price Ford and Wilder Auto. For children, there will be a special Kids’ Zone, featuring a bouncy house, sponsored Storm King Soccer.
Visitors and famished spectators are invited to try out some great food and drink options from Next Door Gastropub and the Pirate Cove Café, available at the field.
Admission: 6-U free; 7 – 17$5 ($2.50 if in Academy or local club soccer jersey); 18 and older $10; Seniors & current Military $5; Family of 5 or more $30.
PENINSULA COLLEGE – After winning back-to-back Northwest Athletic Conference championships and then placing second in 2014, the Pirate women’s soccer team is reloading in a very big way.
Eight big-time high school soccer standouts have signed Letters of Intent with Peninsula College since the NWAC signing period opened on Jan. 15.
“I am as excited about this recruiting class as any we have brought in to Peninsula,” head coach Kanyon Anderson said. “We have size, skill and speed, but the most important quality I see is competitiveness. The players in this incoming group have had much individual and team success and will demand the same at the college level. They will be a great compliment to our returning players who have already set lofty goals for next year. The 2015 version of the Pirates have the potential to be very successful.”
Signing NWAC Letters of Intent to date include: Hoku Afong, Audrey Barham, Cierra Hamilton, Elizabeth Hornsey, Brianna Jackson-Vallente, Kameryn Jury-Hale, Ellie Small, and Isabelle Tyner.