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PORT ANGELES – The Pirate women dismantled Grays Harbor 8-0 in a West Division match and the men tied Trinity Lutheran in a non-conference match on Sophomore Day at Sigmar Field Wednesday.

The day opened with the Pirates recognizing 13 sophomores playing their final regular season match at a field where they have never lost. That group included Solana Ashe, Kamryn Barney, Laura Barrett, Kayla Bell, Alyssa Bertuleit, Emily Flinn, Kasie Lough, Larkyn Nelson, Mary Pierce, Katelyn Raatz, Paxton Rodocker, Brittney Yoshimura and Brooke Yoshimura.

The win left the Pirates in a tie with Highline at 14-1-2 in conference play with one match remaining.

The PC women managed only two first-half goals, those from Solana Ashe and Kayla Bell, but the flood gates opened in the second half, as they put it out of reach on goals by Rebecca Tafte, Taylor Berg, Tasha Inong, C.J. Stetser and two from Paige Mahuka.

PORT ANGELES – The Pirate women dismantled Grays Harbor 8-0 in a West Division match and the men tied Trinity Lutheran in a non-conference match on Sophomore Day at Sigmar Field Wednesday.

The day opened with the Pirates recognizing 13 sophomores playing their final regular season match at a field where they have never lost. That group included Solana Ashe, Kamryn Barney, Laura Barrett, Kayla Bell, Alyssa Bertuleit, Emily Flinn, Kasie Lough, Larkyn Nelson, Mary Pierce, Katelyn Raatz, Paxton Rodocker, Brittney Yoshimura and Brooke Yoshimura.

The win left the Pirates in a tie with Highline at 14-1-2 in conference play with one match remaining.

The PC women managed only two first-half goals, those from Solana Ashe and Kayla Bell, but the flood gates opened in the second half, as they put it out of reach on goals by Rebecca Tafte, Taylor Berg, Tasha Inong, C.J. Stetser and two from Paige Mahuka.

”Steel Geometry,” a new exhibit by Port Townsend artist Kim Simonelli, will open in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art on October 28.

Peninsula College invites you to the public premiere and celebration for “House of Learning: The Spirit of the Peninsula College Longhouse”. The documentary tells the story leading up to the time when, just seven years ago, the Longhouse opened its doors to welcome the campus and community.

PORT ANGELES – The defending Northwest Athletic Conference champion Pirates are in the final week of their 2014 regular season with playoff matchups beginning to take shape.

The Pirates will honor 28 sophomores Wednesday on “Sophomore Day,” which marks the final regular season home match for 14 women and 14 men. The Pirate women tackle Grays Harbor at 1:00 in a West Division match-up, while the men follow against Trinity Lutheran in a non-conference game at 3:00.

Following a pair of 1-1 ties against Bellevue Saturday, the Pirate women are in a position to defend their West Division championship with wins against Grays Harbor at home Wednesday and Olympic at Bremerton Saturday.

The Pirate men need a Highline loss at Tacoma Saturday, and a win at Olympic, to defend their West title. Otherwise, they will finish second this year, relinquishing the title they’ve held every year since 2008.

The NWAC playoffs get under way Nov. 5. The Final Four is set for Nov. 15-16 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

PORT ANGELES – The defending Northwest Athletic Conference champion Pirates are in the final week of their 2014 regular season with playoff matchups beginning to take shape.

The Pirates will honor 28 sophomores Wednesday on “Sophomore Day,” which marks the final regular season home match for 14 women and 14 men. The Pirate women tackle Grays Harbor at 1:00 in a West Division match-up, while the men follow against Trinity Lutheran in a non-conference game at 3:00.

Following a pair of 1-1 ties against Bellevue Saturday, the Pirate women are in a position to defend their West Division championship with wins against Grays Harbor at home Wednesday and Olympic at Bremerton Saturday.

The Pirate men need a Highline loss at Tacoma Saturday, and a win at Olympic, to defend their West title. Otherwise, they will finish second this year, relinquishing the title they’ve held every year since 2008.

The NWAC playoffs get under way Nov. 5. The Final Four is set for Nov. 15-16 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

Brian Walsh, Associate Dean of Basic Skills and Corrections at Peninsula College, has been invited to present at the "Adult Learners in Digital Learning Environments" workshop to be held November 6 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Peninsula College will be hosting a fall basketball league for the local high schools in the area. Fall leagues are a great tool that a lot of high school programs use to get their teams prepared for the season ahead. We’re excited to connect with the local area teams to kick off another exciting basketball season here on the Olympic Peninsula.

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PORT ANGELES – Wednesday’s West Division showdown between Northwest Athletic Conference powers Peninsula College and Highline lived up to its billing, with two hard-fought matches at a rainy Sigmar Field, but it was the visiting Thunderbirds who spoiled the Pirate party, escaping with a 0-0 tie in the women’s match and a 1-0 victory in the men’s contest.

The Peninsula women remain in the driver’s seat for their third straight West Division championship, while the men will need some help to capture what would have been their sixth straight West title had they prevailed on Wednesday.

Pirate coaches, players and fans were stunned when the final whistle sounded in the men’s match, which broke two streaks. It was their first loss in two seasons, and it was their first loss at Sigmar Field since it was opened in the fall of 2011.

Both PC teams, however, are very much alive in their quest to win three straight NWAC soccer championships.

The Pirate women are 13-1-1 in conference play, which gives them 40 points with three matches remaining. Should they win out against fourth-place Bellevue at home Saturday, last-place Grays Harbor at home Wednesday and sixth-place Olympic at Bremerton on Nov. 1, they would finish with 49 points. The Highline women currently have 41 points, with a 13-1-2 record, but only have two matches remaining. Should they win out against Lower Columbia and Tacoma, they would finish in second place with 47 points.

The Pirate men, meanwhile, fell to 8-1-2 in conference play, and now trail 9-1-2 Highline by three points, 29-26. The Pirates and T-birds each have two matches remaining, but Highline has a tiebreaker advantage over Peninsula, so it would take a tie and a loss or two losses for the PC men to catch their rivals from Des Moines.

PORT ANGELES – Wednesday’s West Division showdown between Northwest Athletic Conference powers Peninsula College and Highline lived up to its billing, with two hard-fought matches at a rainy Sigmar Field, but it was the visiting Thunderbirds who spoiled the Pirate party, escaping with a 0-0 tie in the women’s match and a 1-0 victory in the men’s contest.

The Peninsula women remain in the driver’s seat for their third straight West Division championship, while the men will need some help to capture what would have been their sixth straight West title had they prevailed on Wednesday.

Pirate coaches, players and fans were stunned when the final whistle sounded in the men’s match, which broke two streaks. It was their first loss in two seasons, and it was their first loss at Sigmar Field since it was opened in the fall of 2011.

Both PC teams, however, are very much alive in their quest to win three straight NWAC soccer championships.

The Pirate women are 13-1-1 in conference play, which gives them 40 points with three matches remaining. Should they win out against fourth-place Bellevue at home Saturday, last-place Grays Harbor at home Wednesday and sixth-place Olympic at Bremerton on Nov. 1, they would finish with 49 points. The Highline women currently have 41 points, with a 13-1-2 record, but only have two matches remaining. Should they win out against Lower Columbia and Tacoma, they would finish in second place with 47 points.

The Pirate men, meanwhile, fell to 8-1-2 in conference play, and now trail 9-1-2 Highline by three points, 29-26. The Pirates and T-birds each have two matches remaining, but Highline has a tiebreaker advantage over Peninsula, so it would take a tie and a loss or two losses for the PC men to catch their rivals from Des Moines.

PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College soccer players and fans are bracing themselves for the biggest day of the 2014 season.

The Pirate women and men tackle Highline at 1:00 and 3:00 Wednesday in matches that will not only determine who wins the West Division, but ultimately who has the best path to the Northwest Athletic Conference Final Four.

“If you’re even a casual soccer fan, you need to get time off work, arrange sitting, whatever you need to do to be here,” said Director of Athletics Rick Ross. “It will be a showcase of great college soccer.”

The women’s match features the two-time defending NWAC champion Pirates, who are currently ranked No. 1 in the NWAC and No. 6 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s latest Division I Junior College Poll. The Peninsula women are 13-1-0 in West Division play and 15-1-0 overall. They trail Highline by one point in the West, partly due to playing one less match than the Thunderbirds. The T-birds are 13-1-1 in the West and 15-1-1 overall, and are tied with Everet for the No. 2 ranking in the NWAC. Highline’s only loss was a 2-0 home setback to the Pirates. The PC women’s only loss was a 1-0 match at Everett.

LONGVIEW – The stage is set for Wednesday’s West Division showdown between the Northwest Athletic Conference’s top-ranked Pirates and the second-ranked Highline Thunderbirds at Sigmar Field.

The Pirates continued their astonishing dominance on defense with a school-record 15th shutout Wednesday at Lower Columbia where they overwhelmed the Red Devils 7-0. The Pirates have given up one goal in 16 matches. The next fewest goals allowed in the Washington-Oregon conference is Everett with six.

Wednesday’s home match against Highline is expected to determine the West Division championship. The Pirates are 13-1-0 in conference play, two points ahead of Highline, at 12-1-1. Kickoff is at 1:00.

Against the Lower Columbia women at a small rain-soaked field in Longview, the Pirate women found their way to the Red Devil goal seven times. 

Lexi Krieger, a freshman from Portland, finished with a hat trick, scoring goals in the fourth, seventh and 54th minutes. Solana Ashe added two goals, and Tasha Inong and Brittney Yoshimura also got in on the fun with solo goals.

The assist column for the seven goals read “Yoshimura and Rodocker.” Brittney Yoshimura contributed three assists, her twin sister Brooke Yoshimura had a pair of assists, and Paxton Rodocker also offered up two assists.

PORT ANGELES – Following a second straight tie, clearly the sky is falling and the world is crumbling around the Peninsula College men’s soccer team.

Or is it?

Peninsula remains atop the West Division by three points, with three matches remaining, in their quest for a sixth straight West championship; the Pirates remain atop the Northwest Athletic Conference Alaska Airlines Coaches Poll as the only unbeaten team in the NWAC in their quest for a third straight NWAC championship; and the PC men are currently ranked No. 8 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I Junior College Poll.

Despite all of that, the mood as the Pirate faithful exited Sigmar Field Tuesday following a 0-0 tie with Bellevue was sober. Peninsula had outshot the West Division’s third-place Bulldogs 16-5 and managed to hit every post, crossbar, and backstop, not to mention seven outstanding saves by BC keeper Daniel Faundez, without scoring a goal.

It was also a match that took a physical toll on the Pirates. Peninsula trainer Margie Bowlby was the busiest player on the team, treating a number of Pirates and Bulldogs throughout a brutal 90 minutes that saw three key Pirates knocked out of the game. Starting keeper Aaron Zavolokin went down with a shoulder injury, Kassio Monteiro was treated at Olympic Medical Center for a bloody facial cut, and Julio Soto suffered a foot injury.

Eight multimedia pieces by second-year Peninsula College art student Christy “Kit” Fagundes are currently on exhibit in the Student Gallery located on the third floor of Maier Hall.

PORT ANGELES - Basketball fever is already reaching a high pitch at Peninsula College as the men’s and women’s teams look forward to another great season. 

All local residents are invited to join in saluting the players and their coaches in a special preseason celebration on Friday, October 24, at 6:00 pm in the Peninsula College Gymnasium. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Come and be part of the fun and excitement!

The celebration will open with a salute and thank you to Pirate Athletic Association members and supporters. Community members will then have an opportunity to meet the 2014-15 basketball coaches and players and watch them in action in the Annual Pirate Tip Off and a Slam Dunk Contest three-point shootout and scrimmage.

For more information, please contact Mitch Freeman at mfreeman@pencol.edu or call (360) 756-6467.

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