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Chief Sealth's Natalie Barr holds off a West Seattle Wildcat in girls varsity soccer on Oct. 9. West Seattle won the game 3-0. PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE.

Girls Soccer SLIDESHOW: West Seattle dominates second half score line in victory over Chief Sealth

Final score of 3-0

In their second meeting this season, the West Seattle High School Wildcats girls soccer team was again triumphant over their Chief Sealth International Seahawk counterparts in a varsity game on Oct. 9 at the neutral Walt Hundley Playfield.

When the two met up on Sept. 6 the game was tied into the final minutes when WSHS’s Katie Dulong broke free and put the game winner into the net, ending it at 2-1.

The first half of their Oct. 9 matchup played out in a similar fashion, with a scoreless first period marked by solid goalkeeping on both ends.

Nineteen minutes in, Sealth’s Jannylee Yepez Rodriguez found a settled corner kick landing at her feet and quickly turned a shot on goal. She beat West Seattle’s goalkeeper Sarah Dulong on the shot, but defender Chelle McMonigle did well to stay on the goal line and pulled off a foot save to keep the game level.

West Seattle striker Lindsey Hage was the clear offensive threat for the Wildcats in the first half, alternating her game by sending encouraging through balls to players on the wings and taking defenders on directly.

In the second half, a collision only minutes in forced Chief Sealth’s backup goalie Chloe Behar to leave the game with a face injury (she was playing due to an injury to their starting keeper). Emma Pierce stepped into replace her, forgoing her traditional role as a forward.

Minutes later, West Seattle’s Hage took a speculative shot on goal from a hard angle to the left. Pierce mishandled the incoming shot and redirected it into the net, breaking the deadlock and putting the Wildcats up 1-0.

Chief Sealth’s Rodriguez continued to show promise through the second half, even breaking away for a few one on one chances with the Wildcat keeper, but Dulong was fearless in attacking the midfielder’s rush and smothering the ball.

Thirteen minutes later, West Seattle increased their lead with a 10-yard blast from Katie Dulong on the assist from Hage. In the final minutes of the game, Wildcat Savannah Bogan carried the ball into the Seahawk’s box and played a deft tap to a waiting Hage, who easily slotted in the final goal of the match.

Final score: West Seattle beats Chief Sealth 3-0

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