SPORTS WRAP: Beamer outlasts Emerald Ridge, 1-0, in soccer

In the clash of the two South Puget Sound League South Division girls soccer giants, the first round went to the Todd Beamer Titans.

Beamer used a 35th-minute goal from junior Jenny Hoefel to outdistance the Emerald Ridge Jaguars 1-0 Thursday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium to take early control of the SPSL South.

The Titans (4-0-0) and Jaguars (2-1-0) were the lone unbeaten and untied teams in the division entering Thursday’s match and have dominated the SPSL South over the last four seasons. During that stretch, Beamer has won three league titles and Emerald Ridge one.

Hoefel’s goal on Thursday came on a pass from Janell Carlson and was her fourth in the Titans’ four league matches this season. Goalkeeper Meghan Graf earned the shutout, her third of the season.

Jefferson 4, Mount Rainier 2

The Raiders (1-2-0) picked up their first win of the season thanks to a hat trick from senior Lindsey Dahl, which all came in the second half Thursday. Dahl scored in the 42nd, 72nd and 76th minutes against Mount Rainier. Kristine Coranado scored TJ’s other goal.

Decatur 4, Timberline 0

Ashley Graves recorded a hat trick Thursday during the shutout of Timberline in the non-league contest. Graves gave the Gators a 2-0 with with a pair of first-half goals and scored again just after halftime. Lyla Lusnik scored Decatur’s other goal and Abby McFaul finished with three assists. Allison Lewis got the shutout in net.

Federal Way 1, Graham-Kapowsin 1

The Eagles played to the tie Thursday. Federal Way (1-1-1) got its goal from Gabriela Pelogi in the 48th minute.


The Beamer boys slipped by Federal Way Thursday at Sumner Meadows, 60-59. Nate Smith led the way for the Titans by earning medalist honors and 15 team points. Gage Scarpello had the low round for the Eagles.

On the girls side, Decatur and TJ continued to be ultra-impressive.

The Gators remained unbeaten in the SPSL 3A with a 132-111 win over Peninsula Thursday at Canterwood. Defending Class 3A state champion, Rachel Lewis, fired a 2-under 35 to earn medalist for Peninsula.

Alexus Song shot a 37 Thursday to lead TJ to a 117-46 win over Curtis at Meadow Park. Sarah Yu fired a 40 and Jiny Lee and Hannah Yi both shot 43s.

Cross country

Jefferson’s Leah Kiyohara ended up in fifth place overall at the prestigious Fort Steilacoom Invite Saturday, which included over 50 teams. Kiyohara finished the course in 19:17. Mount Rainier’s Jordan McPhee won in 17:46.

Peninsula won the team title and Jefferson finished up in fourth place overall. Beamer was 16th in the team standings.


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