Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Peninsula Pirates blank Olympic Rangers

Pirates remain unbeaten in last 10 games, scoring 29 goals and only giving up 5, with 7 shutouts.

Final Score: PC 3 OC 0

Goals: 14min Omar Anderson from a thru ball played by Ernest Boham

35 min Steve Williams on a great run from half, assisted by John Troka

51 min Sean Gaskins off a cross played by Omar Anderson

Shots: PC 15 OC 1 (yes only 1)

Saves: Jase Hall—None Records his 4 shutout 8th team shutout

We had some great opportunities to put the ball in the back of their net and just couldn’t do it. It was great to hold them to only one shot, our defense played really well. We were able to play all of our players and try players in different positions.

The Pirates are now 6pts up on Tacoma going into the remaining 3 games. The Pirates need to pick up only 1pt out of the possible 9pts remaining to clinch a playoff spot. Next game will be this Saturday Nov. 1st at 2pm here at PC against Shoreline.

Andrew Chapman

Head Men's Soccer Coach

Peninsula College

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pirates continue to plunder foes

At Everett

PC-1 Everett-0

Shots; PC 8 Ev 4

Goal: Sean Gaskins scored on a header in the 79 minute from a Tyler Scott free kick.

Alec Risk recorded his 4 shutout of the season and the teams 7. Everett put up a great battle and played a very defensive style. At one point in the game it looked like they were playing with 7 defenders. The Pirate defense was never really tested. The Pirates continue to be unbeaten in their last 9 games and continue to stay ahead of Tacoma for the last playoff spot. Now 8-3-3 in league. Next game will be at Olympic on Wednesday Oct. 29th at 4pm.

Andrew Chapman

Head Men's Soccer Coach

Peninsula College

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kitsap Sun: Pumas & Paladins lead name vote

Chuck Stark says in today's Kitsap Sun:

The Kitsap Paladins, er, Kitsap Pumas, or the Kitsap Whatevers are moving along as the United Soccer League's Premier Development League franchise prepares for its inaugural season.

The online name-the-team contest runs through Saturday.

"We've had over 100 suggested," said owner Robin Waite, a former Eastside resident who now lives in Tracyton. "Some good, some not so good. The names are sort of enlightening. I learned something about Bremerton. Somebody recommended Bremalos. I never heard that expression before. You learn something everyday."

On a serious note, he said two of the club's four suggested names — Pumas and Paladins — are the leading vote-getters.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pirates honored, play at home Wednesday

Teagan Cambier and Sean Gaskins were named to the NWAACC All-Academic Team for fall of 2008. Congratulations to those two young men for that academic recognition. Only sophomores are eligible and two of our five qualified this year. Teagan and Sean and the other 23 guys, meanwhile, haven’t lost in their last seven matches and they take on unbeaten Bellevue Wednesday at 4:00 here. If you want to see some great NWAACC soccer, please stop by. You won’t be disappointed. Admission is free. ---PCC Athletics

Monday, October 20, 2008

Holt tabs Kitsap for 2009 in interview

USL Vice President Tim Holt mentions the new Kitsap Club in an interview now posted at

"We’re excited that in Seattle that the Sounders’ name and legacy will continue in Major League Soccer. With respect of the Sounders’ USL-1 franchise rights, those rights are in the process of being transferred to Robin Waite, one of their owners, for the purposes of establishing a PDL franchise in Kitsap County. We expect that team, subject to final paperwork, to compete in 2009, so that’s exciting for us. That allows fans on the other side of the Sound to have a home team to root for."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pirates keep moving up

See also Sequim Gazette Coverage: Pirates close in on playoff spot

The Pirates soccer team continues to stay unbeaten in the last 7 games. The Pirates went into half time locked up with Edmonds at 0-0. But PC game out firing getting a goal only 2 minutes into the 2nd half when Ernest Boham was fouled from behind in the box resulting in a PK that Teagan Cambier was able to put in the back of the net. 9 minutes later PC was able to find the net again off a Cody Sloan corner kick that Sean Gaskins blasted in the back of the net. Omar Anderson put the nail in the coffin when he finished a deflected ball off the post from a Sam Greely shot at the 85 min.

Peninsula-3, Edmonds-0.

Shots: PC 14 Edmonds 13

Alec Risk recorded his 3rd shutout and 6th team shutout this season

Next game will be Wednesday 22nd at 4pm home against Bellevue (West Division Leader)

Andrew Chapman

Head Men's Soccer Coach

Peninsula College

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kitsap Sun: OC's Gates has the touch

Photo by LARRY STEAGALL | KITSAP SUN Olympic College soccer player Brittnay Gates controls the ball against Highline CC on Wednesday.

By Terry Mosher
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's almost unheard of these days for a soccer player without much select team experience to land at a college and have an immediate impact on the program. But that is what Brittnay Gates has done at Olympic College

Gates, a freshman from Sequim has scored 15 goals for the 4-8-2 Rangers and is tied for the lead in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College with that figure. Tahlia O'Loughlin of Walla Walla also has 15 goals.

Read the entire story HERE.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pirate Parents post MySpace Page

Visit the MySpace page for the 2008 Peninsula CC Pirates soccer club!

Giving 1000% for Local Soccer!

We are kicking off a campaign to get our number of forum registrants up to 1,000 by Sounders FC kick off 2009!

There are lots of places around the web to drop by and talk about the Sounders and Kitsap Soccer Club, but let's pick GOALSeattle's forums as 'home base' where we all check in as often as we can.

The club's owners and players will read and are reading these boards. So do local and national journalists. So do hundreds of "guests" per day. Are you a frequent "guest?" We'd like to invite you to register and join the growing total!

Please register and add your voice to the growing throngs awaiting the arrival of Sounders FC!

Visitors to and should note that those sites now have forum areas at!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lowrys lead Olympic College

The Olympic College newspaper focuses on the Lowrys, who coach the Mens and Womens clubs as they try to turn around the programs in soccer.

Aaron Gould writes.

While father and son share a lot of teaching styles, they do differ on some accounts.
"(Dick) coaches with a real passion for his kids," said Kris. "I coach more from a playing background."
"I think I'm a little more mellow at times," said Dick.
Neither plan on leaving anytime soon.
"I'll coach 'till I'm tired of it," said Dick.
"I want to be here as long as I can," said Kris. "Coaching is something I want to do the rest of my life."

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pirates continue unbeaten streak

The Peninsula Pirates Community College soccer team (Port Angeles) continued their unbeaten streak to 4 games with a tie today against Whatcom (1st in North Division). The game was played in a rain/wind storm with both teams ending the game with 2 goals each. Whatcom scored first in the 15 minute off a nice cross for a header on the backside. The Pirates scored next 36 minutes into the game off a John Troka Penalty Kick, created after John Troka was fouled in the box. Whatcom was able to utilize the foul weather to put a 20 yard free kick into the back of the net, only after a bad deflection redirected past Pirate GK Jase Hall. Ernest Boham ties the game in the 68 minute from a Troka corner kick with a great blast 20 yards out. And that is how the game ended. The Pirates had 6 shots with Whatcom having 4 shots and Jase Hall for the Pirates with only 1 save. “Under the weather conditions and the fact we were on the road again we played really well. We controlled most of the game”. Next game will be home vs. Highline on Wed. Oct. 8th at 4pm (Highline is tied for 1st in the West Division).

Ernest Boham breaks ALL TIME SCORING RECORD. With Ernest’s 4 goal of the season and 17 of his career he passed up Seth Ransom for most goals in a 2 year career at Peninsula College. We are now at our half way point in the season and I am confident he will be able to add to it. He has been shooting for this record for a long time and it is great that he finally reached it. Especially with the goal he had today, a fantastic hit ball from 20 yards out.

Andrew Chapman

Head Men's Soccer Coach

Peninsula College

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bremerton Patriot covers new club

The Bremerton Patriot has coverage of the birth of the Kitsap Pro Soccer Club.

“This is Kitsap’s team, this is for the people here,“ Pecora said. “There’s a big contingent of people connected to the sport. The phones are ringing off the hook.”

Along with establishing a team name and finalizing the stadium deal, Waite and Pecora are looking at coaching candidates, acquiring equipment, establishing a youth initiative, settling into an office on Wheaton Way in Bremerton and expanding the club Web site.

“It’s just two guys grinding it,” Pecora said. “We’re excited, we can’t wait.”

Vote for "Kayaks" by October 25th

What do you think of this logo idea?

This will be my last blog on the subject of what to name the new Kitsap Pro Soccer Club.

I think.

(You'll pardon my extra enthusiasm about this. It is a dream come true that a level of pro soccer is coming to my 'neighborhood' for the first time! Living in west Puget Sound I've followed the Seattle Sounders (east) and Tacoma Tide (south). Now a club is coming to the county I actually live in!)

I encourage fans who will be supporting the club in 2009 to go to, hit the "Click here to name the team" button, select "other" from the menu, and write in "Kayaks."

Above you see a possible modern interpretation of a club logo. likes "Kitsap Kayaks," so does Chuck Stark of the Kitsap Sun.

Get on board the 'boat!' Vote "Kitsap Kayaks!"

(If we really want to get pushy, we'd also like the club colors to be Red, Black and White, after the Kitsap County Official Crest and Seal.)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Imagining "Kayaks"

I did a search around the internet to see how the term "Kayaks" has been used graphically. I wanted to get some visual confirmation that the name and theme could look good in a soccer logo or 'crest.'

Here are some of the graphics I found. Would any of these be a decent starting point for a soccer club logo?
I like this one from Maine. Imagine the oars and the kayaks, with a soccer ball in the center. It would have a slight nod to the Mariners' 'Compass Rose' design.

No real 'Kayaks' design here, but I wanted to post this to show how good red and black look with the name. Those are the colors on the Kitsap County logo, and I support them as the colors for Kitsap Soccer Club, too.

This design shows a Kayak as a silhouette against a landscape. The soccer club could go this direction and show of some of our county's natural beauty in their logo.

The best for last? This stylized Kayak design really catches the eye. Add in some kind of soccer element and you could have a really nice Kitsap badge.

Stark likes 'Kayaks!'

Here's a shout out to Kitsap Sun Sports Editor Chuck Stark who gave us some publicity today in his "The Stark Truth" blog:

Port Orchard’s David Falk, who operates the site — a sister site of his popular site — has come up with a unique name that I kind of like.

The Kitsap Kayaks.

Whaddya think?

Go to to vote. Check out Falk’s site — and some other name suggestions — at

Thanks, Chuck! The media will be an important part of the success of the Kitsap...KAYAKS soccer club!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kitsap Soccer Club launches name the team contest

First official Kitsap Soccer Club press release:

Bremerton, Wash. – Today, a new, professional soccer club is born in Kitsap County, Wash. Located primarily across Puget Sound from downtown Seattle, Kitsap is home to over 300,000 residents. The new franchise will be the first-ever, fully professional soccer team to call Kitsap its home – and most likely the first-ever fully professional sports franchise based on the peninsula itself.
“The franchise has been approved by the USL commissioner and we have secured a fantastic home at Bremerton HS Memorial Stadium. What we need now is for the people of Kitsap help us name our team,” said owner Robin Waite. “This is only the first step of many – team name, team colors, sponsors, suppliers… It’s a very long list – but this is indeed a very exciting time for all of us in Kitsap.”
To submit entries, please log on to now. The club will accept submissions until midnight Oct. 25, 2008.
For additional information, please contact Ben Pecora, Kitsap Soccer Club, 360-377-6008.

I've blogged three write-in suggestions here.
Kitsap Sun: Pumas? Kaisers? Name the New Soccer Team