T-Birds slide into playoffs

By Jarrett Spallino - Staff Reporter



When the T-Bird men's soccer team wakes up this morning, they will be f lying past the first round of play-offs or runner ups. But either way, they will be in the post- season.

Highline played its last regular season game against Tacoma on Oct. 24. The results from this game were un- available at press time.

This game is the third re- match between the T-Birds and Titans. They are 1-1 in their previous two games. Both teams have clinched playoff spots, making this game an important decider for postseason rankings.

"If we win tomorrow we get a first round bye and host the quarterfinals of the playoffs," Head Coach Steve Mohn said.

The previous match up on Oct. 6 ended in a 4-2 victory for Highline. Three of the goals came from Rodriguez, all of which were unassisted. Velasco had one goal. Both teams ended the game with 11 fouls. Ryley Johnson, Marcus Machado, and Gaussou Doucoure were penalized with yellow cards.

The T-Birds defeated Bellevue at home 7-3 on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Five of the goals came in the first half, two from Jason Rodriguez.

Noah Runsvold, Alex Velasco, Marcus Machado, Dane Evanger, and Che Chevallos each scored one goal. Ryley Johnson ended the game with two assists.

Highline then traveled to Pierce and shut out the Raiders 4-0 on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Machado scored the opening goal 18 minutes into the game. Velasco scored one goal and Johnson scored two with one unassisted. Alex Weaver saved three shots that were on goal.

Ryley Johnson and Jason Rodriguez are tied for third most goals in the league at 15.

Johnson also has second most points, assists, and shots in the league with ten assists, 40 points, and 50 shots.

"I think we've had some good growth after the loss against Tacoma," Mohn said of Highline's only defeat, 2-0 to Tacoma on Sept. 19.

"Every guy plays a huge role, whether they're starting or coming off the bench," Mohn said.

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Club Fair next Tuesday

If you want to join a club at Highline but have questions, visit the Club Fair next Tuesday. The fair will take place in the Mt. Constance room in Building 8. The fair will occur from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, and will have representatives from many of the clubs on campus.

Help with Transfer Portfolio

Students who are planning on transferring to a four-year school but need help with their personal statement essay can attend a seminar on Thursday, Feb. 1. The event will take place in the MESA Center in Building 25 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Students who want their portfolios reviewed by a representative from surrounding colleges will have that opportunity on Thursday, Feb. 8. The event will take place in the Mt. Constance room from 1:30-4 p.m. Students must register by Jan. 25. You can register in Building 6 in the Transfer Center, or online at bit.ly/tprd-wtr18.

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