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Thursday, 4 -Mason County Journal- Page B-1 North Mason tennis faces four teams /- ,.j ~: page B-6 .... , e Bulldogs head to overtime page B-3 She/ton aims to showcase talent against North Thurston at homecoming contest By EMILY HANSON Matt Hinkle said. emily@masoncoun com Central Kitsap defeated Shelton 42-8. Two aspects of Shelton's In addition, Shelton had football game Friday night at trouble matching up at certain Central Kitsap stopped the positions, particularly at tight Highclimbers from finding end. success. "Central Kitsap had a big "Central Kitsap was better tight end that gave us prob- than what they'd shown and lems on defense and then we came out and didn't playmade big plays offensively," to our potential," head coach Hinkle said. Although Shelton's defense Sophomore backup Tyler The Highclimbers (1-5) will showed promise at times, Hin- Giraldes connected with junior face North Thurston (1-5) for kle said, the offense is a little Paul Bennett for the two-point their homecoming game at 7 banged up. conversion, p.m. tomorrow at Highclimber Central Kitsap's defense Giraldes came in for the Stadium. held Shelton to 60 total yards second half as backup for se- "It's two evenly matched of offense, all rushing, nior quarterback Jake Beck,teams that are struggling," "Central Kitsap was big up who was 2-for-9 for -11 yards Hinkle said. front and they'd slant one way with one interception. North Thurston runs a or another," Hinkle said. "We In the second half, Giraldes similar multi-set offense as needed to be quicker off the completed 1-of-3 passes for 11 Shelton and has an even-front ball." yards, defense. Shelton was unable to score"Beck is chipped up a little "It's another opportunity untilthe end of the fourth quar- bit," Hinkle said. "He's a tough for our kids to showcase how ter. Freshman rtmning back kid and works hard, but hasmuch, if any, progress they've Trenten Osman scored a 4-yard residual injuries. Giraldesmade," Hinkle said. "It is touchdown with 3 minutes, 14 came in and did a good job for homecoming and it's always seconds remaining to play. us at quarterback." nice to win those." !i Georgette Luga|ia serves to Mount Tahoma on Oct. 7 in the Mini Dome. Journal photo by Emily Hanson month anywhere would well guarantee it." He said the league tourna- is basically seeding for the 3A West Central District III tournament. All six league teams will reach districts. The victory against Mount Tahoma (25-11, 25-16, 25-16) was Shelton's first victory at home this season. olive trying to get them in that we're good to move on, so let's it," Beck sai . winning at home big confidence booster were a couple of we could've had at our toughest match- first half of the season L home," Beck said. Georgette Lugalia served 10-of-10 with two aces and eight digs to lead the team. Junior Kiara Budge was 18- of-19 serving with two aces, 14 assists and seven digs, while senior Heather Johnson was 18-of-20 collecting one ace, three kills and one block. see DISTRICTS, page ATHLETE OF THE WEEK ior.ach" rung By EMILY HANSON emib/@masoncoun corn Right after Rylee Engel headed the ball and watched it sail into the goal, she burst into tears of joy. "It literally made me cry because that's my first goal in high school," the North Mason senior said. "I normally play defense, but Coach Mitch (James) likes to play two defenders up for cor- ner kicks. It was really exciting. Prob- ably the on-field highlight of my high school career." The moment was even more special for Engel because she knows her team- mates helped. "When I'm forward, all the girls make it a point to try to get the ball to me because they know it's important to me," Engel said. "I thought it was im- possible." The goal happened in the 16th minute of Engel North Mason's game against Kingston on Oct. 7 at Phil Pugh Stadium. "I'd love to score again, of course. Who doesn't love scoring?" Engel said. "I can definitely go out of this soccer sea- son proud to say I scored as a defer/der." Engel began playing soccer through the South Mason Youth Soccer Club when she was in first or second grade, she said. "I love the sport and it kind of runs in the family," Enget added. "My mom still plays. We sometimes play together in an indoor league. My dad played. My little brother was interested in it for a while." Although Engel and her mother aren't official players for any singular indoor soccer league, she said they oc- casionally receive calls or texts from players asking them to sub in at the Olympic Soccer Center in Bremerton. Engel described indoor soccer as a faster-paced game with more scoring. "I really like the outdoor soccer, but it's fun to play indoor sometimes,~ she said. As an indoor player, Engel often plays as a forward. Although she doesn't have definite plans to continue playing the sport, En- gel is considering her options. "Coach Mitch actually talked to the Olympic College Bremerton coach about me and that could give me a spot there if I decide to continue going to school there," Engel said. For the past two years, Engel has been a full-time Running Start student at Olympic College. She is on track to graduate in the June with an Associate of Arts degree. see ATHLETE, page B-5