The following is a release from Hazen soccer:
Hazen Soccer took the short trip up fourth tonight for a match up with the 2A defending state champions Liberty
Patriots. The Lady Highlanders did something they haven’t done in six fall season— took points. The game ended in
a 1-1 draw.
“This has been a one-sided rivalry. We finally scored on them last year. This year we got a draw,” said Hazen
coach Ken Matthews. “I like this trend.”
Liberty found the scoring column first with a goal 16 minutes into the first half. The goal came off a corner
kick that didn’t get cleared.
“A coach’s nightmare,” said Matthews. “But we weren’t being outplayed. The girls were controlling play for long
Trailing 1-0 into the second half, Hazen Soccer got a corner of their own. Off the Liberty save, senior captain and
mid Madison Kem found sophomore defender Alex Reed to level at 32 minutes. Both teams have several chances
that didn’t find the net, but the game ended 1-1.
Varsity’s Woman of the Match was junior keeper Avery Hanneman. She had seven saves, at least three of the
Hazen’s JV also got a 1-1 draw. Amanda De Boldt had the score assisted by Karlena Tran. JV’s Woman of the
Match was keeper Avery Pruitt.
“Yes, you read that correctly. We have two keepers both named Avery,” Matthews said. “We call them Avery
Hazen next travels to Wenatchee to take on central Washington powerhouse Eastmont on Saturday.
“They’re going to be a handful,” Matthews said.
Saturday, Sept. 8: Hazen Junior Varsity plays Eastmont at Eastmont High School at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8: Hazen Varsity plays Eastmont at Eastmont High School at 1 p.m.
Current schedules, results and standings are at npslathletics.org
Hazen statistics can be found at: http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/hazen-highlanders-(renton,wa)/sports.htm