Juneau-Douglas Yadaat.at Kalé senior Malia Miller became Alaska’s only girls prep soccer player to reach 100 career goals on Saturday in Anchorage.
The fleet-footed midfielder reached triple digits by scoring in a 4-1 win over East Anchorage. It was the latest in a string of individual milestones this month for Miller, who became the school and state’s all-time goal leader when she pocketed three goals against Ketchikan on Friday, May 3. JDHS’ Margaret Sekona held both of the previous records with 94 career goals.
Malia Miller … Asianna Mazon!! ~ Give and Go!! ~ The Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears top The East Thunderbirds 4-1!! pic.twitter.com/8wKK4criXb
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The win came just two days after JDHS took on South Anchorage in a battle of the only two remaining unbeatens in the state. The Crimson Bears were 13-0-0 and the Wolverines 10-0-1 entering the match at SAHS.
JDHS lost 2-0 to South, which received goals from Carin Currier and Ally Green and a shutout from goaltender Alex Nowka. It marked JDHS’ first loss in 23 games — West Anchorage defeated JDHS 1-0 midway through last season in Juneau.
“We can’t say it was for lack of trying,” said JDHS coach Matt Dusenberry, who added his team outshot South 20-10.
Alex Nowka!! ~ Keeping It Clean!! ~ Pitching Shutouts!! pic.twitter.com/ZSgBhVzW1L
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The JDHS girls went on to top Service 3-0 Friday before squaring off against East Anchorage Saturday. Over the three games in Anchorage, Miller scored four goals while Kyla Bentz, Blake Plummer and Jasmin Holst each had one.
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