• Middle school Boroughs start next week
By Sean Pearson
Never ones to miss out on a chance to get wet and muddy, Homer Husky soccer teams battled their way through inclement weather last Friday to split games against teams from Seward and Soldotna.
The Homer boys opened home play against Seward on Friday, and had little trouble shutting down the Silvers’ offense with a 6-0 shutout.
Oliver Beck would kick off the scoring for the Huskies, as he took an assist from Dimitry Kuzmin and found the back of the net 24 minutes and 13 seconds into the game.
Joe Ravin would add a goal before the break, taking a Beck assist in for a score at the 33:55 mark. Ravin would add another shortly into the second half — again off an assist from Beck.
The Huskies’ scoring domination continued through the second half, with Kuzmin taking a Simon Dye assist in for a goal, and Beck adding one of his own off a Charlie Rohr assist.
Not to be left out, Rohr took his turn at the scoring with the Huskies’ final goal of the game at the 55:40 mark. Rohr was assisted by Charlie Menke.
Homer goal keeper Kenny Croft made three saves to preserve the Husky shutout.
“We showed a great team effort out there against Seward,” said Homer Coach Tommie Carlin-Schauer, “We took advantage of some great passing, and everyone showed great vision out on the field.”
Things didn’t go quite as well in the Huskies’ match-up against the Soldotna Maroon team later that day, as they struggled with offense and fell 0-4.
“We showed great effort and a lot of good team play, but I think we were still a little tired from the first game,” Carlin-Schauer said. “The boys played well, though. “We played very strong defense in both games.”
Goalkeeper Croft made 16 saves for the Huskies against Soldotna.
In girls’ action, Homer also shutout Seward, blanking them 4-0, but fell to Soldotna 0-4. Desiree Cleary scored twice for the Lady Huskies. Additional results and scoring information for the girls competition were not available by press time.
Both boys and girls teams head north on Friday to take on Soldotna White at 3:30 p.m. The first round of the Borough Tournament starts Tuesday, Sept. 25.
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