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Sports briefs: Taft, Byers lift Bucs, Vikings past opponents
Kingston 5, Sequim 1
The Buccaneers (3-1-1 overall) topped the Wolves Tuesday thanks to a hat trick from junior Rachel Taft. Taft, normally a defender, was playing her first game as a forward.
“We’re hoping to create more of a threat with her,” Kingston Head Coach Craig Smith said. “We’re making changes and looking positive.”
First half — 1, KHS, Taft (Kristi Mellum), 14th minute. 2, KHS, Taft (unassisted), 39th minute.
Second half — 3, Seq., Kayla Hagberg (Anna LaBeaume), 41st minute. 4, KHS, Renee Henderson (unassisted), 50th minute. 5, KHS, Jaime Schultz (Tatum Larson), 52nd minute. 6, KHS, Taft (Alexis Ekonomakis), 62nd minute.
North Kitsap 6, Port Angeles 2
The Vikings scored three goals in the first 12 minutes of Tuesday's game to blow past Port Angeles. Siara Byers led the Vikings with two goals and three assists, followed by Ashley Cole, who had two goals and one assist.
First half — 1, NK, Delanee Nilles (Cole), 6th minute. 2, NK, Byers (Jessica Sprague), 10th minute. 3, NK, Cole (Byers), 12th minute. 4, NK, Byers (Rachel Fisk), 36th minute.
Second half — 5, NK, Ali Marks (Byers), 50th minute. 6, NK, Cole (Byers), 53rd minute. 7, PA, Abby Moseley, 59th minute. 8, PA, Tracie DuPuis, 67th minute.
North Kitsap beat Port Angeles High Tuesday in three straight sets, with scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-15.
Sophomore Sarah Baugh led the Vikings with 17 kills, 16 assists and eight digs. Teammate Claire Torstenbo followed, with 10 kills and eight digs. Brittany Everett was 17-for-18 serving, with three aces.
Kingston High fell to Sequim in three sets Tuesday, with scores of 25-18, 25-12 and 25-20.
Sisters Andrea and Alexia Johnson led the Buccaneers on defense, with 10 digs apiece.
North Kitsap 4, Port Angeles 3
Singles: Micah Roos (PA) def. Rex Olson (NK) 6-1, 6-2. Connor Reid (PA) def. David Gerstenberger (NK) 7-5, 7-5. Hayden McCartney (PA) def. Tyler Swansboro (NK) 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: Jordan Seth/Alex Olson (NK) def. A.J. Konopaski/Luis Neumeir (PA) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Shaun McBurney/Sebastian Ford (NK) def. Derek Crain/Sam Beasely (PA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Steven Breitmayer/Riley MacDonald (NK) def. Michael Konopaski/Marcus Konopaski (PA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. Matt Moriarty/Sam Snook (NK) def. Tavish Casey/Troy Gallagher (PA) 6-3, 6-2.