Thursday’s Girls Soccer: Adna Falls to Aberdeen
By The Chronicle
ABERDEEN — Adna left the harbor feeling gray on Thursday, falling to Aberdeen 1-0 in a non-league girls soccer game.
The lone goal was scored in the 35th minute on a penalty kick by Emma Green. The kick deflected off the crossbar and ricocheted into the goal.
Adna goalkeeper Makaela Meister made four saves in the first half and Kayden McCombs stopped four shots in the second half.
Adna fired 20 shots and 11 were on target.
“The game really felt like a win to us. It was a fun night,” Adna coach Juli Aselton said. “The whole team should be players of the game.”
Adna (3-2-1) hosts Napavine on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the final non-league game of the season.
Dell Nets Five Goals for Beavers in Scatter Creek Derby
TENINO — The Beavers let their biggest boots do the walking here on Thursday as Brieanna Dell scored five goals in a 5-1 win over Rochester in the Scatter Creek Derby.
The non-league girls soccer affair got off to a hot start for the home team when Dell scored in the second minute thanks to an assist from Iris Campesino. Dell then added another goal in the ninth minute with an assist from Morgan Miner.
“We started getting that bread in the first minute and thirty seconds and just kept getting it,” said Tenino coach Kevin Schlutz. “We gave them a few crumbs but we bogarted it for the most part.”
Rochester was able to find the back of the net in the 12th minute when Jessa Lenzi punched in an unassisted score, but that fortuitous roll marked the end of the good news for the Warriors on the night.
Campesino assisted another Dell goal in the 32nd minute to give the Beavers a 3-1 edge at intermission. Then, Grace Vestal fed Dell for a score in the 49th minute before Emma Barr set Dell up for the game’s final goal in the 72nd minute.
“Everyone can look at it and say, ‘Look at all the goals that Brie scores but she gets herself in dangerous positions and we have a lot of people on this team who can make great passes and find her,” said Schultz. “I believe in just playing. We want to play and improve so we’re not really looking at scores.”
Schultz added that his team’s on point passing, especially the assist by Barr, was another positive take away from the rivalry game win.
“That was one of the best passes I’ve ever seen from a high school player. She just slipped it right in,” said Schultz.
Tenino put up 19 shots in the game compared to just three for Rochester. Abby Severse finished the contest with two saves for the Beavers while Madison Bates stopped eight shots for the Warriors.
Schultz added that the cross-freeway contest provides plenty of extra inspiration for his players.
“They definitely get excited for it. We want to win. We want to put on for our school. We talk about it all the time. We even talked about it today. We felt like we were the better team and I believe we showed that tonight.”
Tenino (5-0-1) will play at Elma on Tuesday to open league play. Rochester (1-4-1) will also begin league play on Tuesday at Black Hills.
Bearcats Edge Eagles
ELMA — W.F. West used a late first half goal to earn the lasting advantage over the Eagles here on Thursday night as they held on for a 1-0 win in non-league girls soccer action.
Tizzie Zylstra gave the Bearcats the winning ticket with a goal in the 36th minute that was set up by an accurate cross from Becca Deskins.
W.F. West managed six shots in the contest while Elma got up just one shot.
“It was pretty low shots. Elma did a really good job of kind of packing it in defensively. They were really organized,” noted W.F. West coach Allen Anderson. “I thought our defense was outstanding again tonight.”
The win over Elma puts a bow on the Bearcats non-conference docket and Anderson is pleased with what his team has been able to accomplish thus far.
“This wraps up our non-league schedule. I’m really happy with the way our girls have progressed so far this season. We’re getting better every game and adjusting to different opponents and different looks,” Anderson said.
W.F. West (5-0-1) will host Tumwater on Tuesday to open league play.