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The Barry DefianceIslanders had their struggles in the over three seasons he led the team. They have had some streaks of bad luck, but only one before this season, which included four straight losses.

But they never looked lost. At least until Tuesday.

Your 6-1 loss to the Panther It was already going uphill before the puck fell. It was the final stop of a 13-game stint to open the season as the islands’ new home, UBS Arena, prepared for its debut. Ryan Pulock missed a streak of 263 games in a row with a lower body injury; Josh Bailey was also absent after testing positive for COVID-19.

However, these islanders have previously banded together due to premature absences. Even if they lost games without a few key players, they still play defiantly – edgy, defensively stingy, and offensively mostly opportunistic.

That style has been absent for over a week, with four straight losses for a combined number of 19-4. Tuesday was the first that the Islanders were out early, falling into a 4-0 hole by a Panthers team that drove the Isles net and staying there while the Islanders simply again failed to protect the house, hanging Ilya Sorokin out to dry.

Despite trying to send a message on Monday in Tampa, Florida, scratchy

Peoria Panthers soccer turns 100 in type

Friday night football meant a little more to the Peoria squad.

Peoria High School and the soccer program kicked off their 100th home season on September 3 with a win over Canyon View High School, 29-7.

Head coach and alumni Will Babb said he marked the 100th birthday.

“It’s kind of amazing. Many cannot say that. It’s exciting for the kids and to have the Gonzalo (brothers) on the sidelines, ”he said.

The pandemic continues to challenge teams with last minute changes and this game came together with two or three days to prepare. But for Canyon View junior Keegan Landis it was an experience just to have the opportunity to compete in the program at the first university game.

Babb said the Peoria coaching staff are working to help players understand that football is life.

“There are ups and downs and side by side, things you can control and things you can’t control,” he said.

But he admits that after the initial scrimmage and nine days of waiting for the first regular season snap, it has been a long wait.

Peoria senior running back Cameron Mack was the first to put the Panthers on the board with a 5-yard rushing touchdown. But despite all the positive yards Peoria earned, the team again received several holding penalties.

They finished the game with 18 penalties for 185 yards, compared to Canyon View’s five penalties for 55 yards.

Babb said offensively the team came out and did well on the first two drives after fighting their way back from holding penalties.

Senior receiver / cornerback Jeremiah Gossett added another Panthers touchdown from junior quarterback Josh Holiday.

Canyon View achieved the only score of the game in the second quarter with a typed pass from a Peoria defender that fell into the hands of a receiver lying in the end zone.

Head coach Nick Gehrts said the squad look like the young football team they are. And although the cadres are full of seniors, the team lacks the required experience at the university level in the first year.

But Gehrts said the big advantage was that the team played better in the second half and fought in the next two quarters. He said it was good to see the jaguars fought and didn’t just lie down.

“I’ve told my boys that everything they did can be fixed and we just need to come back to it one more time,” he said.

Peoria special teams gained momentum early in the second half with a 62-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Gossett. This came after Peoria’s defense forced a security, fought on the line, and received penetration.

“We did a great job on the defensive and the guys played good task-based football and got where they needed to be,” said Babb.

Looking ahead, Peoria will prepare for a tough Casa Grande High School team to score a 26-14 win over Sunnyslope. The Cougars knocked out the Panthers in a 4A playoff quarter-finals of the season.

Canyon View travels to Shadow Ridge in surprise.

Jennifer Jimenez

Reporter | Sun City West |

I’m passionate about sports and community writing, and I keep the light on positivity as I provide the facts. I’ve been on the independent team for five months, but I’ve been in the game for 15 years. I am a proud Grand Canyon University alumni. Born and raised in Peoria, I am also blessed to have a street named Jennifer Rose Court named after me.

Twitter: @SCW_Independent