NWAACC West Divisions standings (final)
Team Conf. Over.
Peninsula* 12-0-1 18-0-2
Highline* 9-4-0 13-6-1
Tacoma* 7-6-0 8-9-0
Bellevue 5-8-0 6-11-0
Olympic 3-8-2 4-10-2
* - Qualifies for NWAACC playoffs
There's so much more to play for from here on.
While Peninsula's men on Oct. 30 celebrated "Sophomore Day" — the team's final regular season home match — the game served as a mere prelude to the NWAACC playoffs that kick off on Nov. 6.
In their final tuneup for those playoffs, Peninsula made quick work of the visiting Bellevue Bulldogs with a 4-0 victory, getting two goals from Alex Martinez and one each from Ash Apollon and Hugo Marques, and a trio of assists from Erick Urzua.
Martinez, a sophomore forward from Reno, Nev., closed in on Miguel Gonzalez's career scoring record of 49 goals — the pair Martinez scored put him at 47 for his career and his 26 scores lead the NWAACC.
Apollon, a freshman from Portland, Ore., leads the NWAACC in assists with 15 and is third in scoring, notching his 15th score of the campaign.
Angel Guerra, a sophomore keeper from Wenatchee, earned his NWAACC-leading 10th shutout.
Other sophomores celebrating their final regular season game on the P.C. pitch included Lachlan Bond, Mark Cottrell, Kalei Gallarde, Corbin May and Zachary Newton.
The NWAACC's top-ranked Pirates finished 12-0-1 in West Division play to for their fifth straight West title, and 18-0-2 overall.
Peninsula host a quarter-final playoff match at 1:15 on Nov. 9 against the winner of the Edmonds (North No. 2 seed) versus Pierce (South No. 3 seed).