Men's soccer holds second in the west
By Jarrett Spallino - Staff Reporter
The Highline men's soccer team brought home two vic- tories this past week to run its season record to 8-1 and remain in second place in the West Re- gion of the Northwest Athletic Conference.
Highline traveled to South Puget Sound on Sept. 26, and shut out the Clippers 3-0. Ryley Johnson led the T-Birds with
two goals and one assist, with Alex Velasco scoring an addi- tional goal.
Highline then went on to play Bellevue at home on Sept. 29. The T-Birds flew away with an impressive 8-1 victory over the Bulldogs. Jason Rodriguez led the team with three goals and one assist. Johnson was right behind him with two goals and two assists.
The T-Birds played Pierce at home yesterday. Results were
unavailable at press time. The upcoming rematch with Tacoma will be an away game on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2:15 p.m. The Thunderbirds aim to put an end to the undefeated Titans' 12-win streak and retake the
helm of the West Region. "We want to go undefeated for the rest of the season," said
Rodriguez. Their previous match up on
Sept. 19 resulted in a 2-1 victory for Tacoma. The T-Birds' only
goal from their seven shots was from Johnson, assisted by Ro- driquez.
However, Rodriguez and teammate Tre' Flowers were pe- nalized with yellow cards.
Tacoma is leading the West Region with Highline right be- hind in second place.
The T-Birds' star player Johnson is second in the con- ference with 12 goals and Ro- driguez leads the conference in assists with seven.