Thursday’s Prep Girls Soccer: Tenino Edges Elma in Shootout
By The Chronicle
ELMA — Tenino and Elma needed a shootout to decide a 1A Evergreen League girls soccer match here on Thursday, with the Beavers’ four shooters all scoring to help Tenino earn a 4-1 win in the shootout.
The Beavers needed just two minutes to get on the board as Brieanna Dell scored on an assist from Rhian Mathis. Elma tied the game in the 22nd minute on a Brooke Sutherby goal for a 1-1 game at halftime.
Elma gained the lead in the 45th minute on a goal by Molly Johnson. Dell tied the game in the 51st minute on an assist from Courtney Dodge. Dodge and Dell made the same connection in the 55th minute to help Tenino regain the lead.
In second half stoppage time, Elma’s Kassedy Olson scored to send the game to overtime.
After two scoreless overtime periods, the game needed to be decided in the shootout. Megan Letts, Dell and Mathis all scored for the Beavers and Maddie Hohner sealed the victory by converting her penalty.
“I’m really proud of my team. We’ve been playing without Iris, got hurt in Aberdeen. Kershaw is hurt and other players really stepped up today,” Tenino coach Kevin Schultz said. “Last year, they went to a shootout in Elma and lost. We practice penalties and it really paid off for us today.”
Maria Collins made 11 saves for the Beavers, but was sent off before overtime started. Freshman Abby Severse stepped into the net for the first time ever in a varsity game and made three saves in overtime and stopped the first two shots for Elma in the shootout.
Schultz commended Ally Vestal, Grace Vestal and Hohner for stepping up and playing well in the middle of the field for the Beavers against a tough Elma squad.
“I’m really proud of how they stepped up today,” Schultz said.
Tenino (9-3-1, 3-2) hosts Raymond/South Bend on Tuesday in a league match.
Aberdeen Takes Down Centralia in Shootout
ABERDEEN — Centralia and Aberdeen needed a shootout to determine a winner here on Thursday, with the Bobcats prevailing in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls soccer match.
Emma Green started the scoring in the 20th minute on a penalty kick. Centralia evened the score in the 34th minute with a goal from Carissa Kaut and an assist by Bailey Powell. The Tigers took the lead just before halftime, with Alayna Miller converting a penalty kick for a 2-1 lead at intermission.
Centralia held the lead until the 78th minute, as Green scored her second goal of the game for Aberdeen to send the game to extra time.
After no goals in overtime, the Bobcats were able to win in the shootout.
“We had some opportunities in the second half but toward the end they really stepped it up and put some pressure on players,” Centralia coach Henry Gallanger said. “I was pretty happy with Carissa Kaut’s performance. She did a really good job for us in the middle today.”
Centralia (2-10, 1-5) hosts Black Hills on Tuesday in an EvCo game.
T-Birds Run Over Bearcats
Tumwater was able to blank W.F. West here by a score of 2-0 on Thursday in a one sided 2A Evergreen Conference girls soccer affair.
For the game Tumwater was able to outshoot the Bearcats 9-2. The T-Birds punched in their first goal in the 21st minute off the boot of Makayla McGilvrey and then added an insurance goal in the 68th minute courtesy of Cassity Colard.
“My defense played really tough tonight. Tumwater is a really good team, obviously. They are the only undefeated team left in the league and they’ve been averaging about five goals per game,” noted W.F. West coach Allen Anderson.
Anderson was particularly pleased with the play of his backfield which consisted primarily of Tizzie Zylstra, Kyla McCallum, Kaylynne Dowling, and Cassy Schilter.
“It was probably one of the hardest games they’ve had to play tonight and they hung in there all the way up until the end tonight. It was a big improvement over when we played them a couple of weeks ago,” added Anderson.
W.F. West (4-7-1, 3-3 league) will play at Aberdeen on Tuesday.