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Thursday’s Girls Soccer: W.F. West Edges R.A. Long

By The Chronicle

LONGVIEW — It took less than a minute for the Bearcats to score and that was all they would need, earning a 1-0 win over R.A. Long in a non-league girls soccer match here on Thursday.

Madi Mencke scored 42 seconds into the game. After a build up from the midfield, freshman Cameron Sheets played a through ball to Mencke, one-timing a shot off the hands of the keeper and into the net for the only tally of the night.

W.F. West outshot R.A. Long 13-6. Bearcat goalkeeper Aeryn Elder stopped all six shots in her second straight clean sheet.

“We saw a different look from their defensive set up from what we saw on Tuesday. I saw a lot of possession in the attacking half of the field, their defense was pretty solid,” W.F. West coach Allen Anderson said. “I was really happy with the way our girls were able to maintain their possession. It was really good stuff, defense was fantastic. I’m happy with the start of our season.”

W.F. West (2-0) hosts Montesano at 1 p.m. on Saturday in a non-league contest.

Centralia Falls to Hoquiam

HOQUIAM — Thunderstorms tried to postpone the game here on Thursday, but the Tigers and Grizzlies were able to play in a 1-0 Hoquiam win in a non-league girls soccer game.

Hoquiam scored their lone goal on a penalty kick in the second half. Centralia outshot Hoquiam 7-4.

“Our backs did well to limit shots. Unfortunately, we were unable to keep them off the score sheet. Lola Montee, Kupria LaPierre, Makiah Harris Aaliyah Corona and Rebekah Demaris did well as a unit,” Centralia coach Henry Gallander said. “Jovanah Navarro did a great job getting down the field to create chances. With standing water in a lot of spaces it was tough but the girls kept pressing forward trying to create chances.”

Centralia (0-2) faces Mark Morris on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Longview in a non-league game.

Adna and Cascade Christian Play to Scoreless Draw

SUMNER — Adna and Cascade Christian were unable to determine a winner in a scoreless draw in a non-league girls soccer match at Sunset Stadium here on Thursday.

Each team had 12 shots on net, with Pirate goalkeeper Makaela Meister recording her second straight clean sheet. Adna coach Juli Aselton gave credit to senior Brynn Arrington on defense and sophomores Presley Smith and Summer White for stepping up and taking more responsibility on the field.

“We are definitely moving the ball around more with each game we play. (The) girls are learning new positions and are eager to get better,” Aselton said. “Presley Smith and Payton (Aselton) passed the ball well and both made runs at the goal by using Cierra (Swenson) or Summer White as wall passes.”

Adna (0-1-1) hosts Life Christian on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a non-league game.

Note: Elma defeated Rochester 2-0 in a non-league game in Rochester on Thursday. Adna tied Cascade Christian 0-0 in a non-league game in Sumner.

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