Miguel Gonzalez didn’t have to wait long.
The sophomore closed to within a single goal of tying (and two of breaking) Ernest Boham’s school record in a win at Clark on Sept. 3.
Four days later, Gonzalez clinched the school mark by the first half, scoring at the 35th and 42nd minute, in a 5-0 clobbering of Pierce College.
That gives Gonzalez 21 goals, one better than Boham’s mark set in 2007 and 2008.
Sean Prizeman, Brian Holguin and Tyler Hindmarch added scores in the second half.
Peninsula out-shot Pierce 24-3, as Prince Ash had two assists while Mums Chowdhury, Yan Gioseffi and Jake Hughes each had one assist.
P.C. keepers Jared Wilson and Guilherme Avelar combined to record the shutout.
“It was nice to get our second shutout in a row,” Peninsula coach Andrew Chapman said. “We didn’t play our best today, but still did enough to get a win.”
The newest version of the Pirate men showed off their strength, prowess and early-season No. 1 NWAACC ranking against some familiar faces, knocking off a squad of former P.C. players 6-1 on Sept. 10.
Sergio Oliveira scored twice in the first eight minutes, brothers Miguel and Daniel Gonzalez each had scores and Sean Prizeman added a goal as Peninsula jumped to a 5-0 lead by halftime.
Dean Gaynor added a second-half score.
Peninsula’s poll position is the first top ranking at the start of the season in school history.
The Peninsula men were scheduled to play South Puget Sound on Sept. 13 at the Thurston Recreational Athletic Complex in Lacey — results of the match were unavailable at press time.
P.C. (5-0-0) is at Edmonds on Sept. 17 before hosting Everett on Sept. 21.
The Peninsula women earned a 1-1 tie, the Pirates’ second in four games this season, in a friendly match at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore.
Details of the match were unavailable at press time.
The Pirates (1-1-2), now ranked No. 8 in the NWAACC coaches’ poll, are at Green River on Sept. 14 and Edmonds on Sept. 17. Their first home match of the season is Everett.