Sophomore goalkeeper Jaelen Bush came through in a big road game, recording four saves in the Timberline High School boys soccer team’s 1-0 shutout win over Bellarmine Prep.
It was Bush’ third shutout of the season.
And the loss was the Lions’ first in 4A Narrows play this season.
"Bellarmine (5-1-2; 4-1-2 4A Narrows) is an elite program in this league," Blazers coach Mark Tate said. "It was a huge win for our program. We hardly made any mistakes."
Timberline (5-4-1; 2-4-0 4A Narrows) has only lost one game on the road and the Blazers adjusted to Bellarmine's smaller, narrower field in the second half.
"We stayed very organized and very disciplined," Tate said.
That came especially when constant Blazers threat Jesus Ramos missed a shot and sophomore midfielder Nestor Perez was there to rebound and score in the 45th minute.
The loss propelled Gig Harbor (8-1-1; 5-1-0) into the league’s top spot.
Stepp scored in the fourth minute and Horwatch added another two minutes later for the quick lead.
The Cougars (7-2-1; 7-0-1 3A Narrows) have yet to lose a game in league play. Wilson fell to 5-2-3 overall and 4-2-2 in league play.
Puyallup (9-0-2; 8-0-0 4A SPSL South) also got goals from Trevor Lee, Tyler Nye, Ethan Carlson, Papa Sylla and Levi Woolley.