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Trojans served up a loss by the Tides

The wheels didn't come off the Olympic High School volleyball team Thursday night. They were knocked off.The Trojans played nearly even with a tough Gig Harbor team in the Narrows League Bridge Division opener for both teams in Oly's gym, losing 15-10 and 15-12. They were tied 3-3 with the Tides in the third game.Then Gig's Lindsay Wolfe came a'knockin'.Wolfe, a wispy outside hitter, burned the Trojans for six straight service points, including three consecutive aces, to lead her team to a runaway 15-4 win in the clincher. It was the longest scoring run for either team, and seemed to finally take the wind out of Oly's sails.We fell apart a little in the third game, said Olympic coach Roy Salas, who nonetheless harbored plenty of enthusiasm for the way his team had played earlier in the match. The second game was really head-to-head. We were right there with them.Salas, Olympic's third coach in the last three years, said he's used the non-counting portion of the Narrows schedule to steel his team for the matches that count. It's the next month that will tell who goes and who stays when the postseason rolls around.We've had a tough first few matches, but we've been preparing the ladies for what's ahead, Salas said. We just really starting to play as a team. Other teams aren't going to be expecting to have tough games with us, but I think we could be right up there.If the way the Trojans played Thursday's first two games is any indication, they could indeed give the other teams in the Bridge a run for their playoff money. Oly covered the court well, kept their lapses to a minimum and took advantage of their offensive opportunities.But they never found an answer for that durned Wolfe, who was responsible for turning both the second and third games in Gig's favor from the service stripe.The Trojans seemed to take control of the second game as a suddenly mistake-prone Gig Harbor team fell into a 12-7 hole. Wolfe got them righted, however, with a string of four straight points, and Oly didn't score again.Central Kitsap 3, Port Angeles 0: Allison Carroll had 13 kills, Jackie Miller 28 assists and Ashley Wiseman six service aces as the Cougars opened Bridge play with a road victory. Game scores were 15-10, 15-4, 15-11.King's West 3, Christian Faith 0: The Warriors leveled their Sea-Tac League record at 1-1, scorching their hosts from the service stripe. Veronica Veatch led that effort with six aces and 20-for-21 accuracy.Boys soccerKing's West fell behind 1-0 on its home field, then erupted for six goals to claim its first victory of the season, 6-1 over Puget Sound Adventist Academy. Brent Stevens scored the first and last goals for the Warriors, the first one knotting the game at halftime. Ben Dyer, Brandon Williams, Luke Vandeweghe and Eric Bright also scored.

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