Drew Barker’s goal from 35 yards out in the 55th minute gave the Bellarmine Prep Lions the go-ahead goal, propelling them to a 3-1 win over the South Kitsap Wolves on Monday afternoon at Bellarmine Memorial Field.
The Lions dominated the play in the midfield, and also had great success with overlapping defenders for most of the evening against the Wolves.
Bellarmine coach Joe Waters noted that he is beginning to see some real signs of life in his young squad. “We’re really improving as a squad after some tough early losses against Gig Harbor and Central Kitsap,” he said.
Defensively, Bellarmine kept the South Kitsap attackers from penetrating the box and keeping the goal clear for the most part for keeper Jacob Hillyer. The Lions would get an insurance goal in the 68th minute when Brendan Hartley flew down the right side, cut back to the middle in the box and drilled the ball into the far left corner for a 3-1 lead to put the game away.
Bellarmine will travel to Stadium Bowl on Wednesday night to face their crosstown rivals, the Stadium Tigers, in a Narrows 4A battle before their spring break. Action then resumes on April 10, as the Lions will host the Gig Harbor Tides.