Monday’s 2B Girls Soccer: Adna Dominates Life Christian
By The Chronicle
LAKEWOOD — The Pirates woke up in the second half and scored all seven of their goals in a win against Life Christian in a Central 2B League girls soccer game here on Monday.
Cierra Swenson tallied a hat trick, with the first one unassisted, the second assisted by Faith Wellander and the other assisted by Gracie Beaulieu. Joey Swenson also had three goals, with all three assisted by Summer White and two goals also had an assist by Cierra Swenson. Makaela Meister tallied the final goal of the night on an assist by Jordyn Swenson.
“At half I told the girls that now was the time to start working faster and with more fire,” Adna coach Juli Aselson said. “In districts we can’t play slow, we need to be making quick moves. The girls all agreed and while Payton (Aselton) controlled the middle, Joey and Cierra took over the offense.”
Coach Aselton noted she told the girls to have fun out there because that’s when they play their best and it worked in the second half. She also noted the play of Smith, White and Payton Aselton playing well together in the middle.
Adna wraps up the regular season 13-2-1 overall and 9-0 in C2BL games. The Pirates have wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the District 4 2B girls soccer tournament and will play either next Tuesday or Wednesday at Tiger Stadium in Centralia in a semifinal game.
Toledo Takes Down Winlock
TOLEDO — The Indians ended the season strong, earning a 5-2 win over Winlock in a Central 2B League girls soccer game here on Monday.
Toledo’s Marina Smith scored in the third minute on an assist by Rose Dillon. Dillon scored an unassisted goal in the sixth minute and Smith tallied her second of the night in the 25th minute off an assist by Briza Gallegos. Winlock wouldn’t go away quietly, scoring in the 30th minute by Aziha Camps and in the 35th minute by Naomi Palmar to cut the lead to 3-2 at halftime.
Dillon scored her second goal of the game in the 45th minute with an assist by Alyssa Gaskill and Dillon completed the hat trick with a goal in the 73rd minute on an assist by Gallegos.
Toledo goalkeeper Kaylee Viegel made two saves in the win. Toledo had 22 shots on target.
“I think we did well. We started really strong, scoring right away. I started feeling a little comfortable with the game, made some changes and we weren’t really ready with those changes,” Toledo coach Noel Vazquez said. “Winlock did a really good job. We went into the half thinking, ‘What is going wrong?’ We came out in the second half and played hard. We relied on Rose Dillon and Marina Smith. Bre (Gallegos) was a huge part of starting the attack tonight.”
Vazquez noted it was senior night for Caitlin Olson, Gaskill and Viegel, saying the trio has stepped up big for Toledo and that the team will miss them once the season ends.
Toledo ends the season 12-4 overall and 7-2 in C2BL games. The Indians are the No. 3 seed in the district tournament and will play the winner of Life Christian and Ocosta on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kalama in a loser out game. Winlock ends the season 1-12-2 overall and 0-9 in league games.
Kalama Blanks Napavine
KALAMA — The Chinooks were rolling in the first half and it was more than enough to earn a 7-0 win against Napavine in a Central 2B League girls soccer game here on Monday.
Kalama scored all seven goals in the first half, starting with Brooke Milohov in the ninth minute. Lily Given scored in the 11th minute and Kailey Shipley found the back of the net in the 13th minute.
Josie Brandenburg scored in the 24th minute and Sophie Given added a goal in the 31st minute. Ruby Jackson tallied a goal in the 37th minute and Lily Given scored her second goal of the game in the 40th minute.
Napavine goalkeeper Zaylii Orozco made six saves in the loss.
“I know what my team is capable of and I think they could have done much better,” Napavine coach Emily McCarthy said. “We didn’t allow any goals second half. We were just very slow to start.”
Napavine ends the regular season 8-8 overall and 5-4 in league games. The Tigers are the No. 6 seed in the District 4 2B girls soccer tournament and host Ilwaco on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a loser out game.