Tuesday’s Prep Girls Soccer: Beavers Blank Riptide
By The Chronicle
TENINO — After enduring a scoreless first half here Tuesday night the Beavers were finally able to get a leg up on South Bend-Raymond on the way to a 2-0 win in 1A Evergreen League soccer action.
“They played a very good defensive game. We maybe moved the ball a little too slow, we were a little lethargic, but I would say we kept possession of the ball for at least 75 percent of the game,” noted Tenino coach Kevin Schultz.
The shooting stats back up Schultz’ claim, too, as the Beavers fired 30 shots in the game, with 20 on goal, while the Riptide managed just two shots in the game, both of which were from about 30 yards out.
“Credit to their goalkeepers, they did a good job and obviously tomorrow at practice we will work on our finishing a little bit,” added Schultz.
In the 47th minute Grace Vestal broke the tie with a goal that was assisted by Rhian Mathis. Four minutes later Vestal paid it forward with a pass to Brieanna Dell that netted the Beavers their second goal of the night.
Vestal’s multifaceted play earned kudos from her coach.
“Early on in the season she got injured and she’s just kind of getting into things,” said Schultz of Vestal. “She scored the first goal, added the assist, and I just thought that her movement, how active she was, helped us to open up their defensive shell.”
Tenino (10-3-1, 4-2 league) will play at Hoquiam on Tuesday.
W.F. West Tops Aberdeen
ABERDEEN — W.F. West’s Madi Mencke scored the game-winning goal in the second half for a 2-1 win over Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls soccer match on Tuesday.
In the first half, Lauren Tornow scored in the 19th minute with an assist by Julia Comisky for a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Aberdeen tied the game in the 54th minute on a goal by Emmy Walsh. Mencke scored in the 67th minute and the Bearcat defense held on down the stretch to earn the win.
Aeryn Elder made three saves in the win for the Lady Bearcats, with W.F. West outshooting Aberdeen 9-4.
“It was kind of one of those days for us. We didn’t play our strongest game, a lot of it has to do with the long drive and waiting for the JV game,” W.F. West coach Allen Anderson said. “I’m proud of the girls for finding a way to win this game despite it not being our best team effort. We didn’t create as many opportunities as the first time we played them.”
W.F. West (5-7-1, 4-3) hosts Black Hills on Thursday in an EvCo match.
Note: Black Hills defeated Centralia 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday in Centralia. Tumwater won 6-0 over Rochester on Tuesday in Tumwater.