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Raiders give up first goal, unbeaten record
By CASEY OLSON
The Thomas Jefferson girls soccer team dropped their first game of the season Thursday night to the Emerald Ridge Jaguars, 2-0.
The loss dropped the Raiders to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the South Puget Sound League South Division.
The two goals by Emerald Ridge (5-1-1) were the first given up by Jefferson all season long. Coming into the game, the Raiders had outscored their opponents 22-0.
The Thomas Jefferson girls cross country team finished up in fourth place overall at the prestigious Sunfair Invitational Meet in Yakima Saturday. Thousand Oaks High School from California won the girls portion of the meet at Franklin Park, Flathead (Mont.) was second and Gig Harbor was the highest placing Washington school in third place.
Junior Kenna Patrick was the highest individual placer on the girls side for TJ, finishing in 11th place overall in a time of 19:11. Senior Hilorie Hildebrandt finished the three-mile course in 19:42.
On the boys side, TJ senior Erik Church finished up in seventh place in the main event race in a time of 15:59.
The Decatur Gators dropped a tough five-gamer Thursday to the Spanaway Lake Sentinels, 25-15, 19-25, 26-28, 25-20, 15-13. The loss moves the Gators to 3-3 overall.
Decatur got 15 kills from Stefanie Rojas, seven kills and five blocks from TC Colon, 12 kills from Brittany Kohler and 34 assists from Katie Wilson.
The Decatur Gator girls swim team lost their first SPSL South meet of the season to the unbeaten Curtis Vikings Thursday. The Vikings used their depth to score points. Decatur won 11 of the 12 events Thursday. Curtis only win came in the final event of the day the 400-yard freestyle relay. Decaturs Alyssa Boggs won the 100 and 200 freestyles and Katie Matulic won the 200 individual medley in state-qualifying time.
Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565, email@example.com