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Peninsula College North Division champions

PORT ANGELES – In just the seventh year of women’s soccer at Peninsula College, the Pirate women clinched their sixth straight Northwest Athletic Conference division championship Monday, while the men also rolled in a pair of matches against Shoreline that were originally scheduled for Saturday.

A Pacific Northwest storm forecast for Saturday never really materialized, but a pretty big one broke out at Sigmar Field on Monday where the Pirate women and men breezed to victories.

The NWAC’s top-ranked PC women, ranked 15th in the nation, rolled over the Dolphins 6-1 to improve to 11-0 in North Division play with 33 points, 13 more than 6-3-2 Whatcom with four matches remaining. That win guarantees coach Kanyon Anderson and his Pirates a home quarterfinal playoff match at noon on Nov. 5.

Meanwhile, the top-ranked NWAC team, ranked No. 12 in the country, shut out Shoreline 6-0 Monday to maintain a five-point lead over Whatcom in the race for the North Division men’s title. Peninsula is atop the North at 10-0-1, good for 31 points, leading 8-1-2 Whatcom with 26 points. The Pirates have clinched a playoff berth, but still have work to do to win their eighth-straight division title.

The Pirates kick off a three-game road swing at Everett Wednesday, followed by matches at Skagit Valley on Saturday and Whatcom Wednesday, Oct. 26, before returning home for Sophomore Day on Oct. 29 against Edmonds.

PORT ANGELES - Saturday's NWAC North soccer match against Shoreline has been postponed to Monday due to concerns about safe travel with a fall storm in the forecast.

The Pirates will tackle the Dolphins at 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men) on Monday at Sigmar Field in Port Angeles.

Jazmin Ramos

PORT ANGELES – Fan loyalty will be tested Saturday when a storm of historic proportions is forecast to greet Pirate fans at Sigmar Field.

Saturday is Peninsula College’s annual “Fan Appreciation Day,” where Pirate supporters who dare to venture out will see their Northwest Athletic Conference-leading women attempt to clinch their sixth straight conference title, while the PC men will try to gain ground on second-place Whatcom and third-place Shoreline. Should the Shoreline teams successfully navigate the storm Saturday morning, kickoff for the women is set for noon. The men follow at 2 p.m. “Fan Appreciation Day” will feature drawings for prizes throughout the women’s and men’s games.

The Pirates are coming off a hard-fought road sweep at Edmonds Wednesday, where the women (10-0, 11-1-1) earned their 10th straight shutout, winning 4-0, followed by a come-from behind 2-1 victory by the Pirate men (9-0-1, 11-0-2).

Women: Peninsula 4, Edmonds 0
In Wednesday’s match on the Triton pitch, the Pirates got on the scoreboard in the 10th minute when Coby Yoshimura scored off an assist from Tatiana Hagen.

Marriah Perez made it 2-0 in the 25th minute and that score stood through the first half. That goal was assisted by Hoku Afong.

A defensive-minded Triton club then surrendered only two more goals in the second half, those coming from Perez and Sydney Warren, assisted by Maddy Parton and Malia Brudvik.

Natalie Carreon went the distance in goal for Peninsula, recording her first solo shutout.

Kelly Kevershan

PORT ANGELES – In a doubleheader that matched the NWAC North Division leading Pirate women and men against a pair of Whatcom teams that are both in second place, the Pirates turned back the Orcas 3-0 in the women’s match, but the PC men gave up a goal in extra time to settle for a 1-1- tie.

The Peninsula women (9-0, 10-1-1) now lead the North with 27 points, Whatcom (5-1-3, 6-2-4) is second with 16 and Shoreline (4-3-2, 6-3-2) is close behind in third with 15. The NWAC’s second-ranked Pirates, No. 15 in the nation, travel to Edmonds Wednesday for a special 4 p.m. kickoff and then host the Dolphins at noon on Saturday.

The Pirate men (8-0-1, 10-0-2) saw their North lead narrow with the tie, just five points ahead of Whatcom (6-1-2, 7-2-2) with 25 points and 20 points respectively. Shoreline (4-5-0, 5-6-0) and Edmonds (3-3-3, 6-4-3) are a distant third, each with 12 points. The Pirates play Edmonds under the lights at the Triton field at 6:15 Wednesday and then host Shoreline at 2 p.m. Saturday.

PORT ANGELES – The Northwest Athletic Conference soccer machine that is the Peninsula College Pirates ran over another North Division opponent Saturday.

The PC women dispatched a defensive-minded Everett team 1-0 in the opener and the men followed with a 6-1 romp in the second game.

The second-ranked women improved to 7-0 in conference play and 8-1-1 overall. They remain unscored upon in those seven North Division matches.
The top-ranked Pirate men are also 7-0 in league and 9-0-1 on the season.

The Pirates host Skagit Valley for game-four of a five-game home stretch at 2:00 and 4:00 Wednesday.

Ellie Small

PORT ANGELES – Cesar Gervacio, a freshman forward from San Jose, California, scored all five goals, tying Peninsula College’s single-game scoring record, in a 5-0 win over Shoreline Wednesday, while the Pirate women also prevailed in a 3-0 triumph over the Dolphins.

Pirate fans witnessed Gervacio’s historic effort on a spectacular sunny fall day at Sigmar Field, where their PC teams remained unbeaten in North Division play.

The women, ranked No. 3 in the Northwest Athletic Conference and No. 20 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I Junior College Poll, improved to 6-0 in conference play and 7-1-1 overall. They have not surrendered a goal in the North Division in six matches.

The Pirate men, ranked No. 1 in the NWAC and surprisingly still unranked nationally, remain unbeaten this season. Peninsula moved to 6-0 in North Division play and 8-0-1 overall.

Saturday is “Pirate Proud T-shirt Day” at Sigmar Field where Peninsula tackles the Everett women at noon and the men at 2 p.m.

Sydney-Warren

PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula College women and men rolled through the first of three rounds of North Division soccer play with unbeaten records, following a pair of shutouts over Edmonds at Sigmar Field Saturday.

Remarkably the Pirate women won all five matches without surrendering a goal. Peninsula (5-0, 6-1-1) racked up 25 goals and allowed none, despite playing everyone on the roster, including four goal keepers. The Pirates are ranked No. 3 in the Northwest Athletic Conference and No. 19 in the nation.

The Pirate men (5-0, 7-0-1) have scored 20 goals and given up seven, but they tightened up the defense last week, recording back-to-back shutouts against sixth-ranked Whatcom and seventh-ranked Edmonds. The PC men are ranked No. 1 in the NWAC poll and remain unranked nationally.

The Peninsula women and men tackle arguably their toughest North Division opponent on Wednesday when Shoreline visits the PC campus for a pair of matches at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the second of a five-game home stand. Back on Sept. 10 at Shoreline, the Pirate women escaped with a 1-0 win over the Dolphins and the men rallied from behind to win 4-3.

BELLINGHAM - The Peninsula Pirates were braced for a showdown at Whatcom Wednesday where the the two women's teams and the two men's teams all had 3-0 conference records on the line.

When the crumb rubber had settled on the Orcas' turf field late Wednesday afternoon, it was the Pirate women and men who were all alone in first place in the North Division.

The Northwest Athletic Conference's third-ranked Peninsula women stunned unranked Whatcom 7-0 in the opener, and the top-ranked Pirate men followed with a 3-0 shutout over the hosts, who are ranked sixth in the NWAC.

The Pirate women improved to 4-0 in North Division play and 5-1-1 overall, while the men remained unbeaten, improving to 4-0 and 6-0-1. Peninsula hosts Edmonds Saturday for the annual "Community Day" match. Admission is free to all fans and mini soccer balls will be given away. Kickoff is noon for the women's match and 2 p.m. for the men.

Heidi Vereide

PORT ANGELES – A Northwest Athletic Conference soccer showdown is brewing for Wednesday in Bellingham.

The third-ranked Peninsula women, who dominated Skagit Valley 6-0 Saturday, will tackle an unranked Whatcom club at 2 p.m. Both teams share 3-0 North Division records and 4-1-1 season marks.

The nightcap will feature the top-ranked Pirates (3-0, 5-0-1), who stopped Skagit Valley 5-1 Saturday, against the sixth-ranked Orcas (3-0, 4-1-0). Kickoff is at 4:15.

The winner of each match will have sole possession of first place in the North.

EVERETT – The Pirates, who swept the Trojans at Everett Wednesday to open North Division play 2-0, make their 2016 home debut Saturday against Skagit Valley College.

The defending Northwest Athletic Champion Pirate men, who have won seven straight division titles, came from behind to drop Everett 5-2 Wednesday. Peninsula (2-0, 4-0-1) hosts the Cardinals (1-1, 3-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Pirate women, winners of five straight division crowns and a third-place trophy in 2015, dominated a traditionally-strong Trojan club 4-0 Wednesday. The Pirates (2-0, 3-1-1) tackle Skagit Valley (0-2, 0-3-1) at noon on Saturday.

It’s "Kickoff Day" at Sigmar Field Saturday where fans will get their first regular season look at the 2016 Pirates while enjoying a free barbequed hot dog. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors (55), veterans and children 13-17, and free to children 12-under.

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