Saturday’s Girls Soccer: Onalaska’s Sabin Pushes Loggers Past Toledo
By The Chronicle
KALAMA — Onalaska’s Adallee Sabin scored the only goal of the game in the 60th minute to help the Lady Loggers earn a 1-0 win over Toledo in a District 4 2B girls soccer game here on Saturday.
The lone goal was scored in the 60th minute.
“We had a bit of a rough go in the first half, but we took over the game in the second half,” Onalaska coach Chris Van Clifford said. “Toledo worked really hard. They did a great job, they put a lot of pressure on us. I think it came more down to, we figured out, especially in the second half, how to come together as a team.”
Onalaska advances to face Adna at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium in Centralia on Tuesday in a winner to state game.
Napavine’s Season Ends With Loss to Ocosta
KALAMA — Ocosta’s Ryann Raffelson scored all four goals to lead the Wildcats to a 4-0 win over Napavine in a District 4 2B girls soccer tournament game here on Saturday.
Raffelson scored in the 34th, 40th, 72nd and 75th minutes. Napavine goalkeeper Lela Stewart made eight saves in the loss.
“I was very proud of them. A loss isn’t how you want to close your season out,” Napavine coach Emily Boettcher said. “I’m proud of them to get this far. It’s the first time Napavine’s been to districts in four years. They played their hearts out, I couldn’t be prouder.”
It was the final prep soccer game for Napavine’s Xoee Pope and Kaiya Larson. Pope went out in style, garnering a yellow card in the last few minutes of the game.
The Tigers finished the season 8-9 overall. Ocosta moves on to face Kalama at 5 p.m. at Tiger Stadium in Centralia on Tuesday.
W.F. West Falls to Columbia River in District Tournament Opener
VANCOUVER — In wet and windy conditions, the Bearcats gave up two goals in the first half and couldn’t recover, falling to Columbia River 5-0 in a District 4 2A girls soccer tournament game here on Saturday.
The Bearcats face Ridgefield at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Chehalis in a loser out game. The Spudders fell to Tumwater in a shootout on Saturday in Tumwater.
“The playing conditions on the turf with the wind and the rain, it took us a while to get adjusted to the field turf,” W.F. West coach Allen Anderson said. “Columbia River was a little bit more adapted to playing on the turf. We struggled a little bit in that aspect but we played as hard as we could for 80 minutes. They’re a great team.”
Anderson was pleased with the play of goalkeeper Aeryn Elder, making some diving saves to keep W.F. West in the game. He also praised the defensive play of Tizzie Zylstra and Cassy Schilter, noting there were under pressure for a lot of the game and handled it well.
“It was a good experience for our younger girls to get to play in a playoff game with that caliber of speed,” Anderson said. “It showed us that we can compete with those teams. We still have a little bit of a ways to get over that hump. Hopefully, tomorrow night against Ridgefield will be the night.”