Tuesday’s Girls Soccer: Miller Posts Three Goals in Tigers 3-2 Defeat of Rochester
By The Chronicle
ROCHESTER – Alayna Miller scored goals in the 9th, 35th and 54th minutes of Centralia’s 3-2 defeat of Rochester in 2A Evergreen Conference girls soccer play here on Tuesday. Those three goals wound up being just enough to fend off a hungry squad of visitors from Rochester who were in hot pursuit of their first win of the season.
“It was uptempo. Very fast paced for both teams,” said Rochester coach John Hayes. “When it got to one end it stayed there. Both teams wound up with a lot of chances. It wave very evenly matched.”
Hunter Hahn got Rochester on the board and tied the game up in the 17th minute when she scored off of a corner kick. Down by two scores late in the second half the Warriors put on a press and wound up scoring their second goal of the evening on a cross kick that deflected off of a Tiger defender.
A harried effort from Rochester to tie the game up in the final minutes fell short as the Centralia defense held its ground. For the match Centralia posted 11 shots on goal while Rochester mustered eight shots.
“We are doing a very good job of taking bad situations that we are creating on our own and still grinding out a win,” Centralia coach Henry Gallanger said. “Our play on the field improved in the second half.”
Hayes said it was an entertaining game to watch, even in defeat.
“The girls played well. For them to show up tonight and play for 80 minutes and be in it at the end will give them a big confidence boost for the rest of the season,” said Hayes.
On Thursday Rochester (0-7-1) will travel to Black Hills and Centralia (6-1-1) will host Tumwater.
Beavers Bite Down on Forks
TENINO – The Beavers showed that sharing is caring here Tuesday night as eight players scored goals in an 8-0 defeat of Forks in 1A Evergreen League girls soccer action.
“We shared well,” said Tenino coach Adam Barr.
Brienna Dell and Leanne Bubnick scored the first and final goals for Tenino. In between those bookend scores Lara Kershaw, Aly Vestal, Maria Collins, Iris Campensino, Cianna Weinreich and Molly Craig each netted goals of their own to add to the Tenino tally.
Barr noted that the Beavers are without a junior varsity program this year so the blowout victory versus a Forks team with just nine players on the roster provided a much needed opportunity for backup players to get extra work.
“I honestly feel like we could have gotten a better competitive look from a middle school team, so for the most part I really just played girls who haven’t seen a lot of time out there on the field ” said Barr. “It will help us in the long run because I think it’s beneficial for those girls to get out on the field and get experience in a game setting.”
Tenino (6-0) will play at Montesano on Thursday.
Tornow’s Hat Trick Not Enough Against Tumwater
W.F. West’s Lauren Tornow recorded a hat trick, but Tumwater came from behind in the second half and won 4-3 in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls soccer game at Bearcat Stadium on Tuesday.
Tornow scored her first goal in the 17th minute on an assist from Alida Ellingson, and added her next goal in the 37th minute on an assist from Abbey Duffey for a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Tumwater scored in the 42nd minute, but Tornow scored three minutes later on an assist from Courtney Bennett.
The Thunderbirds scored in the 58th and 73rd minutes to tie the game, and won the game with a goal in the 79th minute.
“I’m proud of the effort the girls put in, but I’m definitely disappointed in the result. I thought this was a game we let get away from us tonight, it was definitely a game we could have put away,” W.F. West coach Allen Anderson said. “We’re starting five freshman, 3 or 4 sophomores. The young girls are getting thrown in the fire, hopefully it’s something we can learn from and handle a little bit better next time.”
W.F. West (1-6, 0-2 league) travels to Aberdeen for a EvCo contest on Thursday.