Homer soccer teams travel to Kenai


The Homer Boys’ U14 soccer team played the Kenai U15 Girls at Kenai on June 11. The final score was 2-2. Homer had four breakaways in the first half and their passing game kept them in control of the contest. 

In the second half, the game ramped up with outstanding passing across and down the field. A total of 16 shots by the Vortex were stopped by the Kenai goal tender. Four shots came close to scoring, but hit the posts. With continuous pressure by the entire team, two goals were eventually scored, both by Oliver Beck. Charles Menke and Dexter Lowe played strong defense, and Simon Dye set up multiple plays for his teammates. Goal tender Cole Roberts had eight saves at the Vortex net. 

The new U12 Coed Homer Hawks also played their first game of the season against the Kenai U12 girls. The Hawks held Kenai to 2-0 through the first half. In the end, the score was 6-1 with Rhodes Turner beating 2 Kenai defense players, to score for Homer. 

This was an amazing game as many of the Homer kids have never before played on a full, lined soccer field. By every report, they loved the experience and look forward to more.

The Vortex, the Hawks and the Homer U16 girls are scheduled to play in Kenai again at 6 p.m. June 25.

More in Sports

Photo by Kris Inman 
A radio-tagged wolverine moves across the Greater Yellowstone.
Refuge Notebook: Wolverines show how knowledge leads to conservation

As I contemplated a topic for this week’s Refuge Notebook article, I… Continue reading

Kenai girls, Homer boys swimmers win Homer Invite

The Kenai girls and Homer boys won the Homer Invitational on Saturday… Continue reading

Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Houston football shuts out Homer

The host Houston football team defeated Homer 42-0 on Friday night in… Continue reading

Homer’s Frida Renner competes during the varsity girls race of the George Plumley Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Palmer High School. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Kenai runners lead area at Plumley Invite

West Valley senior Daniel Abromowicz and Chugiak junior Campbell Peterson won the… Continue reading

Lydia Jacoby of the United States swims in a heat during the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Jacoby named to National Team

Seward senior Lydia Jacoby, 17, has been named to the 2021-22 National… Continue reading

Results posted for The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet, the season-ending mountain bike event at Tsalteshi Trails, was held… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Football The Sept. 17 junior varsity football game vs. Kenai was canceled.… Continue reading

Photo by Kat Sorensen 
Fireweed in Seward, Alaska.
Tangled Up in Blue: Hand Dipped

The Lost Lake Run was a long one. I ran over 15… Continue reading

Michael, Sarah, Pete, Becky, Will and Margaret take a picture in front of Exit Glacier in Seward on Aug. 21.
Out of the Office: Finally feeling at home

Homer News reporter Sarah Knapp explores Alaska with Tennessee family.

Most Read