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.
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.
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.