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Cougars come away from Tides with a tie

The Narrows League is tougher in girls soccer than it has been in a while, and that continues to show on the field.

Take Central Kitsap’s Tuesday battle with Gig Harbor.

“The league is so strong that you go into every game and have a battle,” Cougar coach Vicky Webb said. “And it’s always a battle with Gig Harbor. They’re such a great team.”

That said, CK was more than happy to walk out of Silverdale Stadium with a 1-1 tie against the Tides.

“It’s a good tie,” Webb said. “There’s bad and good ties, this is a good tie.”

CK (2-2-4) followed the good tie with a 2-1 win over Bremerton on Thursday.

Against Gig Harbor, among the Narrows League Bridge Division front runners at 4-0-3, Webb said she was very pleased at the composure of her defense, particularly keeper Sam Robbins, who shut out the Tides in her half.

“This is (our) best game of the season,” Webb said. “We talked before the game about keeping your composure. We tend to get a little frantic. But Sam was awesome. That was the best game I’ve seen her play.”

CK also got strong defense out of its backfield, with Kate Boyd playing exceptional after dropping back from the midfield. Defenders Carlye Rice, Risa VanAntwerp, Lindsay Ogaard, Erin Tracy and Chanel Williams also did a great job of keeping the Tides at bay throughout the evening.

Boyd said that having that strong senior core on defense helped her to get used to the position very quickly.

“I felt comfortable back there,” Boyd said. “They’ve played together, so it was really nice to have people who know what they’re doing back there to help me out.”

The game was deadlocked at 0-0 heading into the half. But right out of

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