Posts Tagged: Soccer

Southern Oregon remains undefeated when Waite scores a goal

September 30, 2017

Anchorage’s Aislinn Waite is a lucky charm for the Southern Oregon University women’s soccer team. The sophomore midfielder scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute to secure a 1-0 win over Northwest Christian in Springfield, Oregon. Waite, of Service High fame, has two goals on five shots on net this year for the NAIA… Read more »

Lewis coping with life on ASU soccer team without twin sister

September 22, 2017

For the first time in her life, Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis is playing soccer without her twin sister. “I played with Aaliyah for 18 years and to not have her on the pitch is sad,” Ariela told me. “She was my better half – except when we went one-on-one.” Together, they made up the NCAA’s top… Read more »

Touray nets fourth goal of the season for Tacoma CC soccer

September 18, 2017

Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray vowed to reward the Tacoma Community College men’s soccer team for being the only NWAC school to recruit him. He has lived up to his word. Touray, of West High fame, leads the team with four goals and eight points in eight games after scoring in a 2-1 win over Bellevue College… Read more »

Alaskans Van Allen, Lyken each score in NAU soccer win

September 11, 2017

Alaska soccer was celebrated in Flagstaff, Arizona, as Anchorage’s Haleigh Van Allen and Malia Lyken each scored goals to provide the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team with a 2-1 win over Pacific. It’s not often when two Alaskans find the back of the net in the same NCAA D1 game, but this NAU duo… Read more »

Four Alaska soccer players converge on Whitworth University

August 31, 2017

With the addition of newcomers Jack Sedor and Azzam Azzam, the number of Alaskans on the Whitworth University men’s soccer team has doubled since last year. The new faces joined Whitworth veterans Blake Hepler and Britton Clifford to give the NCAA D3 Pirates in Spokane, Washington, four former all-stars in the Cook Inlet Conference. In… Read more »

Lyken’s goal in 86th minute lifts Northern Arizona to 1-0 win

August 25, 2017

After knocking on the door just minutes earlier, Malia Lyken of Anchorage knocked in her second chance to give Northern Arizona University its second win in three games to start the college soccer season. The sophomore scored the winning goal in the 86th minute in a 1-0 win over Grand Canyon in a NCAA D1… Read more »

Alaskans Lewis, Wilson square off in D1 soccer game in Alabama

August 22, 2017

Graduates from the same high school, Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis and Mia Wilson faced off as college opponents for the first time. Lewis scored a goal for Alabama State, but Wilson’s Jacksonville State team won 3-1 to give her bragging rights during a NCAA D1 women’s soccer game in Oxford, Alabama. Last year’s game between the… Read more »

Naylor nets winning PK for FC Cutthroats in UPSL playoffs

July 29, 2017

He called it the biggest moment of his soccer career before the game, so you could imagine how good Zak Naylor of Anchorage felt when he scored the winning goal. The 23-year-old converted the deciding penalty kick to give the Boise FC Cutthroats a 5-4 edge as they prevailed over the Golden State Force U23… Read more »

Naylor, Boise FC Cutthroats prepare for UPSL playoff game

July 13, 2017

Zak Naylor of Anchorage is racking up meaningful minutes for a playoff team in the United Premier Soccer League. The Boise FC Cutthroats have posted a 13-2-1 record with the 23-year-old Alaskan playing a pivotal position of central defensive midfielder. There, he is able to showcase his two-way talent with deft ball control and quick… Read more »

Alaska’s best prep soccer player to continue career at Tacoma CC

June 15, 2017

Tacoma Community College was the only school to offer a scholarship to Anchorage high school soccer standout Bubacar Touray. He’ll remember that each time he takes the field next season, using that feeling as motivation to punish all the teams that didn’t think he was good enough to play college soccer. “I know what I… Read more »