Kendall, Hopp help Edmonds soccer team remain undefeated

  • KEVIN BREIWICK / Herald Writer
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2000 9:00pm
  • Sports

By KEVIN BREIWICK

Herald Writer

Two former Western Conference players helped the Edmonds Community College men’s soccer team clinch its division title Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Spokane CC.

Jay Kendall, Snohomish High School graduate, and Ryan Hopp, from Marysville-Pilchuck, scored for the Tritons, who are 13-0 and won the NWAACC Northeastern Division title for the first time since 1996. Hopp leads the team with 14 goals.

Now comes talk of going undefeated. Coach Don Nelson would love to see the Tritons win their final three games, but doesn’t want it to become a distraction.

“If you get wrapped up in that (going undefeated), you lose focus,” he said.

EdCC’s next game is at home, 4 p.m. today against Peninsula. It wraps up the season against Everett on Nov. 4.

  • Yei named played of the week: EdCC’s Fei Ye was named the NWAACC volleyball offensive player of the week for Oct. 8-14. Yei is fourth in the NWAACC with a 1.24 ace average in 21 games through Oct. 11, and has helped lead the team to a 6-3 record. The Tritons, still hoping for someone to knock undefeated Skagit Valley (8-0) out of first place in the North Division, had a set back when it lost to Whatcom CC Friday. EdCC lost 15-11, 15-6, 11-15, 15-5, but still remain in second place. It’ll get a break from competition this week, with a bye today before competing in the Mount Hood tournament this weekend.

  • Everett volleyball: The EvCC volleyball team has been steadily improving this year. The Trojans swept Olympic CC Friday, 16-14, 15-11, 15-8, to improve to 3-6 in the North Division. The Trojans have two of the top blockers in the league. Kristin Justis leads the NWAACC with a 2.95 block average. Teammate Kristen Keane is third with a 2.11 average.

  • EdCC women’s soccer: The EdCC women shut out North Idaho 2-0 Saturday and Spokane 3-0 Sunday to improve to a league-best 11-1-1, continuing its turnaround from last season. Marissa Brooks leads the team with 11 goals after scoring in the North Idaho game, she also added two assists. Goalie Erin Guizetti has 10 shutouts.

  • Everett soccer struggling: Both the Everett men’s and women’s soccer teams continue to struggle in league play. The EvCC men have remained competitive though. They lost 2-1 to Columbia Basin CC on Friday and Saturday they were edged by Walla Walla CC 1-0. The Trojans dropped to 1-11 in league. The women dropped to 0-12 after a 3-0 loss to Walla Walla CC Saturday. Columbia Basin shut the Trojans out 7-0 Friday.

  • Wesco galore: The Shoreline CC men’s soccer team has seven Mountlake Terrace High School grads on its roster, along with five Cascade grads. The team is 8-5-3.
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