Monday’s Girls Soccer: Pirates Shutout Napavine
By The Chronicle
ADNA – The Pirates were powered by the Swenson sisters here Monday night as they soundly defeated Napavine 6-0 in a Central 2B girls soccer showdown.
Cierra Swenson kicked things off with a goal in the 26th minute only to be followed up by goals from Jordyn Swenson in the 30th and 57th minutes. Then, in the 63rd minute of play Cierra Swenson assisted a goal by Rachel Burke. Not to be outdone, Jordyn Swenson assisted Payton Aselton for a goal in the 68th minute before Cierra capped off the scoring party with an unassisted score in the 71st minute.
“We had a lot of really great shots in the first half, some barely missing, but we still only held a 2-0 lead after the first half,” said Adna coach Juli Aselton.
After observing the Napavine gameplan Aselton went to the drawing board and started moving players around a bit in order to extend their lead.
“We put a couple of our freshman in in the second half and that gave us some leeway to move Jordyn up the side on offense which helped to take pressure off of other offensive players who were being marked pretty well by their defenders,” Aselton explained. “It helps when we can trust our freshman to go in and then work some of our more experienced players in to help with our passing, and getting the ball a little bit closer to the goal.”
While all of those goals were the highlights of the game, Aselton also came away very pleased with her defense.
“Our defense did really good. Our defensive player of the game was Olivia Rodriguez. She made some great plays today and just really hustled. She had a great game. I really enjoyed watching how hard she played,” Aselton said.
Adna (9-0) will play at Life Christian on Wednesday.
Winlock Blanked by Kalama
WINLOCK – Kalama got the best of the Cardinals here Monday night by a score of 6-0 in an episode of Central 2B League girls soccer.
The Chinooks posted their first goal in the third minute off the boot of Melanie Martinez. In the 30th minute Lily Given added a goal and Cali Tusani got in on the action with a goal of her own in the 37th minute. In the second half Abi Meyer added a goal in the 53rd minute before Tusani punched in her second score of the night in the 58th minute. Gracie Stemkoski finished off the Chinook’s scoring barrage with a goal in the 72nd minute of play.
Winlock coach Brian Ziese noted that he gave veteran goalkeeper Cheleena Squibb the night off in favor of rookie goaltender Kiya Peppers.
“We went with our 8th grade keeper. I just wanted to get her some experience against a quality team. We’ve got to break her in somehow,” explained Ziese.
While the score was lopsided, Ziese insisted that his team battled throughout the contest.
“We had some chances. I know the final score doesn’t reflect that but we had spurts where we did play well,” Ziese said. “Joanna Barragan played lights out. She worked so hard in this game we had to take her out in the last ten because she was having asthma symptoms.”
Winlock (2-8) will play at Toutle Lake on Wednesday.
Tenino and Eatonville Play to 2-2 Draw
TENINO — Tenino went toe-to-toe with 2A Eatonville here on Monday, with the Beavers and Cruisers playing to a 2-2 draw in an non-league girls soccer game.
In the 6th minute, Rhian Mathis scored on an assist from Kat Fittinger for an early Beavers lead. The lead was short lived, as Eatonville’s Skyler Simon scored in the 9th minute to tie the game at halftime.
Simon scored her second of the game in the 48th minute. Tenino didn’t allow the lead to last for long as Brieanna Dell put one in the back of the net on an assist from Mathis for the final score.
“I thought we played really well. I only got to pick two opponents when I got in, this was one I wanted to play,” Tenino coach Kevin Schultz said. “They were a district playoff team and they return a lot of the team. I knew it was going to be a tough opponent and they’re the best team we’ve played this year and we went toe-to-toe with them.”
Schultz complimented the play of goalkeeper Maria Collins, making nine saves for the Beavers.
Tenino (8-1-1, 2-0) hosts Hoquiam on Thursday in an Evergreen 1A League match.