Prep Girls Soccer: Napavine Tops Ocosta in Shootout
By The Chronicle
NAPAVINE — Sydney Burdick scored a hat trick for the Tigers, but they needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 win over Ocosta in a Central 2B League girls soccer game here on Monday.
Napavine won 3-1 on penalty kicks, with goalkeeper Lela Stewart coming up big in regulation and the shootout.
“It felt really good, my girls were really pumped and they really needed it coming off of Saturday’s games,” Napavine coach Emily Boettcher said. “They came out 100 times better tonight, they helped recover that loss from Saturday.”
Burdick had the hat trick and Chloe Stewart scored the other goal for the Tigers.
“The whole first half was strong,”Boettcher said. “They were still there, something clicked in their head and they were making mistakes and Ocosta came back and tied it up. All around, they played a really good game and I’m proud of them.”
Napavine (1-6, 1-4 league) hosts Toledo on Wednesday in a Central 2B League match.
Adna Edges Toledo
TOLEDO — Adna scored late in the second half to break a scoreless tie and help the Pirates earn a 1-0 win over Toledo in a Central 2B League girls soccer game here on Monday.
The lone goal was in the 74th minute, when Payton Aselton’s free kick found Alyssa Dougherty for the goal.
Toledo goalkeeper Meeghan Peters finished with 19 saves, and Toledo coach Noel Vasquez praised his goalkeeper and Maryssa Peters for their play.
“I think the girls really played their hearts out tonight. They know it’s a team they haven’t beaten and I want to accomplish that goal with them,” Vasquez said. “They played hard and they did everything they could. We finished with eight or nine shots, the most taken on Adna in my years at Toledo.”
Adna (5-1, 5-0 league) hosts Life Christian on Wednesday in a Central 2B League match, while Toledo (3-4, 1-4 league) travels to Napavine on Wednesday.
Winlock Falls to Kalama
KALAMA — Winlock was unable to score against Kalama, allowing the Chinooks a 2-0 win in a Central 2B League girls soccer game on Monday.
Melanie Martinez scored both goals for the Chinooks, including a goal in the second minute and a goal in the 77th minute.
The Chinooks tallied 19 shots on goal, with Winlock goalkeeper Cheleena Squibb allowing just two goals.
“We didn’t even get a shot, we had two corner kicks. One mistake put us in a hole early,” Winlock coach Brian Ziese said. “If you can hang with them, anything can happen. We were either going to lose by one or more, so we have to try to go for the win so that’s what we did.”
Winlock (3-3, 2-3 league) travels to Ocosta on Wednesday for a league game.
Tenino Takes Down Napavine
NAPAVINE — Lucy Sevilla scored for Napavine, but it wasn’t enough as Tenino earned a 3-1 win over the Tigers in a nonleague girls soccer game here on Saturday.
Sevilla scored on a penalty kick in the second half, but it wasn’t enough. Napavine coach Emily Boettcher noted the play of goalkeeper Lela Stewart, saying she played an excellent game and the score would have been a lot different without her play.
“To be honest, the girls were struggling that game and they even admitted to themselves. They came out in a noncompetitive mindset,” Boettcher said. “The lesson learned here is to regroup and get to our form of play for these next couple of games.”
Tenino (5-0) hosts Forks on Tuesday in the Beavers’ 1A Evergreen League opener.
Toledo Holds Off Mount Rainier Lutheran
TACOMA — Toledo scored two first half goals and held on in the second half for a 2-1 win over Mount Rainier Lutheran in a nonleague girls soccer game here on Saturday.
Ally Bacon scored in the 11th minute, and Chloe Nyberg added a goal in the 38th minute for a 2-0 halftime lead.
Mount Rainier Lutheran got on the board in the 55th minute, but the Indians’ defense held on down the stretch for the win.
“It was a good game for the girls, good nonleague game. They played well in the first half,” Toledo coach Noel Vasquez said. “Second half, decided to put in the JV girls since it’s a nonleague game to get some varsity experience. Eventually, we were able to control the game and finish it off on a good note.”
Vasquez also commended the performance of Nyberg, as he brought her up from JV and she “stepped it up big time” in the game.
“It’s impressive to see how the young girls are doing on the JV team filling in for injured players,” Vasquez said.