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PREP SPORTS WRAP UP: Beamer soccer inches closer to SPSL South Division championship
The first-place Todd Beamer Titan soccer team won an offensive shootout Thursday over the Puyallup Vikings, 5-3, at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.
The Titans (11-0-3) picked up a pair of goals from senior striker Ugo Okoli and could clinch the South Puget Sound League South Division championship with a win Saturday against Rogers.
Beamer also got goals from Troy Peterson, Paul Park and Ike Crook during the game.
The Raiders (9-2-2) blew away the Kent-Meridian Royals Thursday, 6-1. The victory kept TJ in second place in the SPSL North Division with two matches remaining in the regular season.
Jefferson got a pair of goals from Jimmy Oganga and Chase Hanson finished with a goal and three assists. The Raiders' other goals came from Brandon Madsen, Karl Finnesson and Glen Carpenter.
The Eagles (5-5-3) fell to the Emerald Ridge Jaguars Thursday in SPSL South action, 1-0. The Jaguars scored early on a goal from Jakob Smith and Federal Way couldn't get a shot passed Emerald Ridge goalkeper Shane Haworth.
The Todd Beamer Titans (6-4 SPSL South, 7-4 overall) got a five-inning victory Thursday over the Bethel Braves, 16-5.
Beamer held just a 5-4 lead before scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to blow the game open. Emma Blauser got the win on the mound and also finished 2 for 2 with a home run, five RBIs and scored three runs. Lexie Jones ended up 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Naomi Lee finished 2 for 2 with two RBIs, two runs and a stolen base.
The Eagles (0-10 SPSL South, 0-11 overall) were shut out by the Spanaway Lake Sentinels Thursday, 7-0. Federal Way finished with three hits on the day. Margaret Malaki had two of those hits for the Eagles, including a double.
The Thomas Jefferson Raiders moved to 6-1 in the SPSL Central Division with a 4-1 win over Federal Way Thursday afternoon.
The match of the day came at No. 1 singles between TJ's Breanna Ziccarelli and Federal Way's Haley Ward. Ziccarelli downed Ward in three sets, 4-6, 7-6, 6-0.
The Raiders' other victories came from Cindy Park at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0, Krista Nakamura and Melissa Greenheck at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-0, and Toni Mullen and Coco Hernandez at No. 3, 6-2, 6-0.
Federal Way's lone win came from Mina Park and Lauren Lang at No. 1 doubles, 6-2, 6-4.
The Gators remained unbeaten in the SPSL 3A with a 3-2 win over Enumclaw Thursday. Decatur again won all three doubles' matches.
Meghan Cassens and Channel Carlson won at No. 1, 6-0, 6-4, Jen Kanesta and Christina Sessoms at No. 2, 6-1, 6-4, and Salena Shugarts and Kamila Nowosad at No. 3, 6-4, 6-2.
The Gators were swept on Thursday by the Lakes Lancers in SPSL 3A action. The Decatur girls lost, 86-61, and the boys were beaten, 96-42.
On the girls' side, the Gators picked up a pair of individual wins from Anna Paradee in the 100 hurdles (17.21) and 300 hurdles (51.74) and Tori Zellerhoff in the 1,600 meters (5:23.43) and triple jump (29-7 1/2).
The Gators' other wins came from Sydnee Patin in the pole vault (8-6) and the 4x400 relay team of Desi Kamm, Ericka Budinich, Leah Johnson and Olivia Sullivan.
On the boys' side, Decatur got three individual wins from Drew Thompson. The junior won the high jump (6-5 1/2), pole vault (10-0) and 110 hurdles (16.3). Senior Brandon Siliga won both the shot put (42-2) and discus (115-9).
The Gators' other win came from Isaac Ochoa in the 200 (23.56).