Sweet revenge: Beamer soccer kicks down Jefferson, 3-0

The Todd Beamer Titan girls soccer team got a little revenge Wednesday night. The Titans shut out the Thomas Jefferson Raiders, 3-0, at Federal Way Memorial Stadium to move to 2-0-0 on the season.

Wednesday night’s game was a rematch of last year’s South Puget Sound League championship game, which the Raiders won to snare the league’s No. 1 seed into the West Central District Tournament.

Beamer entered last year’s game unbeaten before losing 2-1 to Jefferson in the SPSL title game. The loss to the Raiders was followed up by a 1-0 loss to Decatur at the district tournament, ending the Titans’ season.

But that wasn’t happening on Wednesday. The ultra-talented Titans, the favorites to win the SPSL South again this year, erupted in the second half with all three of their goals.

Senior forward Jordan Salisbury kicked off the scoring in the 60th minute when she found the back of the net on a pass from Brittany Orr. Holland Crook made it 2-0 eight minutes later on an assist from Kaylee Huie and Salisbury finalized the score with her second goal in the 76th minute on a pass from Megan Miller. Maia Kurnik picked up the shut out in net for the Titans.

Salisbury is one of two Beamer seniors to already sign a national letter of intent to play soccer next season in college. Salisbury has inked with perennial power Seattle University. Defender Nicole Peterson will be attending Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

The win came a day after the Titans beat Federal Way in their season opener, 2-1. Beamer opened the scoring just four minutes into the match on a goal by Huie. But the Eagles tied the score at 1-1 when Beamer tallied an own goal in the 25th minute.

Miller gave the Titans the victory when she took a pass from Crook in the 67th minute to make it 2-1. Kurnik made the one-goal lead stand up in the final 13 minutes of the match.

The Decatur Gators started their season Wednesday night with a 4-0 loss to Central Kitsap in a non-league game at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.


The defending South Puget Sound League South Division champion Todd Beamer Titans opened their 2007 season with an impressive sweep of the Rogers Rams Tuesday afternoon, 5-0. The Titans won all five matches in straight sets.

At No. 1 singles, Kyle Christensen easily beat Chris Pacis, 6-3, 6-0. Beamer’s No. 1 doubles team of Corey Zalewski and Sean O’Bryan also won their match, 6-3, 6-0. In total, Beamer dropped only 16 games in their five matches.

Jefferson got off to a good start Tuesday by sweeping Decatur, 5-0. The Raiders won four of the five matches in pretty easy fashion, including a 6-1, 6-0 win by No. 1 singles’ player Joe Lee. The best match of the day came at No. 1 doubles. After dropping the first set, Jefferson’s Derek Moore and Makoa Rosa beat Decatur’s Alex Khudoliy and Charlie Chu 6-3, 6-1 in the final two sets.

Federal Way won its opener Tuesday over Kentlake, 4-1. The Eagles’ singles players, Jake Stewart and Jesse Johnson, dropped only one game in their two matches.

Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565,

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