Soccer: Kingston stays undefeated with win over Port Townsend

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Kingston High's Chad Trask heads the ball over Port Townsend's Sebastian Lyons Tuesday at Kingston's Buccaneer Field.
— image credit: Brad Camp/For the Herald

The Kingston High boys soccer team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 2-1 win Tuesday over the visiting Port Townsend Redskins.

“Port Townsend’s a good side,” Kingston coach Craig Smith said. “I was very impressed with them.”

Kingston forward Brian Bain scored first, in the 20th minute, when he followed a Juan Ramirez free kick that bounced off the crossbar. Port Townsend sophomore Harrison Hodgson tied things up in the 37th minute, when he beat Kingston goalkeeper Spencer Miele with a quick, 15-yard shot from straight on. It was the first goal Kingston has allowed this season.

“I knew it was going to be tough, I knew it was going to be physical,” Bain, a senior, said after the game. “I warned everyone to just keep their composure.”

The Buccaneers controlled the ball for most of the second half, but had trouble making anything out of their opportunities. Then, in the 54th minute, freshman forward Nicholas Boles zipped past the Redskin defense, found himself one-on-one with the keeper and laid the ball into the bottom left corner of the net for what would become the winning goal.

Kingston and Port Townsend have battled fiercely over the past two-and-a-half seasons. Smith said each match between the two teams ends up being close.

“Port Townsend just seems to have something for us,” Smith said. “I think both teams brought good soccer.”

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