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Vikings must defeat Sequim to maintain dominance in the league | Boys soccer

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Vikings varsity team is looking to expand its lead in the Olympic League today, April 8.

The Vikings (6-0-0-1) are the top team in the league, with 18 points. In order to remain the No. 1, the Vikings must defeat the Sequim Wolves.

The Wolves (5-0-2-0) are second to the Vikings with 17 points. The Wolves have lost twice in shootouts.

The Vikings have lost one game, none of the Vikings' games have gone to a shootout.

North Kitsap head coach Greg St. Peter said the team has confidence, and good leadership. The team is consistent, he said.

Top scorers for the Vikings include Brady Sparrow, Mason Foster and Daniel Norberg.

Though St. Peter expects the Wolves to be quick and strong, one of the biggest challenges for the Vikings is playing a game the first day back from spring break, he said.

"I'm confident with all our guys, as long as they execute," St. Peter said.

A win for the Vikings against the Wolves would bring their point total to 21, and a more solid lead in the league.

It's a tight race right now. Closely trailing the Wolves are the Olympic Trojans (4-2-0-1), with 16 points. Right being the Trojans are the Kingston Buccaneers (4-1-1-1), with 15 points. Port Townsend is in fifth with 10 points.

Even a shootout lose for the Vikings would mean a tie with the Wolves. A shootout win would keep the Vikings two points up.

The Vikings varsity team hosts the Wolves tonight (April 8), at 6:45 p.m.The Vikings host North Mason April 10, and then travel to Olympic to play April 12.

The Buccaneers host Port Townsend today; the game is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. The Bucs go on to host the Wolves April 10, and travel to North Mason April 12.

Olympic League standings

North Kitsap 6-0-0-1 (18)
Sequim 5-0-2-0 (17)
Olympic 4-2-0-1 (16)
Kingston 4-1-1-1 (15)
Port Townsend 3-0-1-3 (10)
Klahowya 3-0-0-5 (9)
Bremerton 2-0-0-5 (6)
North Mason 1-1-0-5 (5)
Port Angeles 0-0-0-7 (0)

 

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