Highlanders girl’s soccer snaps two game losing streak, beats Kent-Meridian

Liberty Patriots beat Hazen and other scores from around town.

After losing its opening two matches of the 2017-2018 season, the Hazen Highlanders girl’s soccer team beat Kent-Meridian 5-1 Sept. 14.

The Highlanders first goal came within the first four minutes, coach Ken Matthews wrote in a release.

Meagan Kelly scored the first goal with an assist from Anna Browne.

Two minutes later, Matthews wrote, Browne scored with an assist from Nicole Taylor.

Another Hazen goal came 15 minutes into the match from Taylor Marks. Ten minutes Bella Colasurdo scored off an assist from Kylie Cleary.

The Royals scored late in the first half, Matthews said to cut Hazen’s lead to 4-1.

One score came in the second half when Nia Johnson scored off an assist from Kelly.

“I often refer to a game like this as a TCOB game,” Matthews wrote. “We took care of business.”

Kelly was named “Woman of the Match,” according to the coach’s release.

To open league play on Sept. 12, the Highlanders hosted the Tahoma Bears.

Tahoma shut out the Highlanders, 4-0.

Hazen vs. Liberty

Opening the new season Sept. 9, Hazen hosted the Liberty Patriots.

Liberty won 5-2.

The Patriots scored within the first 13 minutes, Matthews wrote and Hazen tied the game eight minutes later.

Madyson Smith got an unassisted goal to even the score, 1-1.

This non-league rivalry has been going on for the past four years, Matthews said. In the past, Liberty has always shut out Hazen, he said.

Within six minutes, Liberty added three goals, Matthews said.

Entering halftime, the Patriots were up 4-1.

Each team scored once more in the second half.

Raw Gerking scored Hazen’s second goal with an assist from Madison Kem.

Madison Taylor was named “Woman of the Match,” according to Matthews’ release.

Coming Up Next:

The Highlanders continue league play while hosting the Kentwood Conquerors. Game time is set for 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Renton Memorial Stadium.

The Patriots are scheduled to host Juanita at 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Liberty High School.

Around Town:

The Renton Indians are 2-1-0 in league and 2-2-0 overall to start the season.

Up next for Renton is an away game against Eatonville at 3:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 19.

The Lindbergh Eagles are 1-1-1 in league and 2-1-1 overall to start the season.

The Eagles opened the season with a 4-1 loss to White River before winning two in a row — 4-0 over Renton and 3-0 over Franklin Pierce.

The Eagles tied its Sept. 14 game 2-2 against Fife.

Lindbergh will travel to SeaTac today, Tuesday, Sept. 19 for a 3:30 p.m. match up against Evergreen.