Tuesday’s 2A Girls Soccer: Centralia Drops Aberdeen in League Opener
By The Chronicle
Centralia’s Alayna Miller scored four goals to lead the Tigers to a 4-0 win over Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls soccer match at Tiger Stadium on Tuesday.
“It was Miller time tonight,” Centralia coach Henry Gallanger said.
Miller started the scoring in the fourth minute for an early lead. Miller scored in the 12th minute on an assist from Carissa Kaut for a 2-0 lead at halftime.
The hat trick was completed in the 45th minute on an assist from Jovanah Navarro. Miller added her final goal of the game in the 67th minute on a free kick.
Centralia goalkeeper Bailea Brown recorded six saves in the win.
“I felt like tonight was a good team performance. Defensively, we held them to five shots, just a good way to start league play,” Gallanger said. “I was pleased with performances all the way down the line. They did a good job of playing well with each other and organizing well.”
Centralia (2-5, 1-0) travels to Tumwater on Thursday to face Black Hills in an EvCo match.
Tumwater Drops W.F. West
TUMWATER — Tumwater scored three goals in the second half to cruise to a 4-0 win over W.F. West in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls soccer match here on Tuesday.
Tumwater’s Makayla McGilvrey scored the lone goal of the first half in the 15th minute. Hallie Bergford scored the next two goals in the 62nd and 71st minute. Rilee Stillings capped the scoring in the 72nd minute for the Thunderbirds.
“We played really well for the first 60 minutes. We had a lot of good opportunities with three or four open looks in the first half. We just didn’t finish,” W.F. West coach Allen Anderson said. “It we finished our opportunities tonight, the game would have been a lot different. Once we gave up that second goal, we dropped our heads and lost the intensity we needed to finish out the game.”
W.F. West (1-5-1, 0-1) hosts Aberdeen on Thursday in a EvCo match.
Black Hills Stymie Warriors
ROCHESTER – The Warriors dropped a 2A Evergreen Conference match to Black Hills by a score of 2-1 here on Tuesday.
The T-Wolves earned an early advantage in the second minute of the game on a one-off play from point blank in front of the Warriors goal.
“It was just confusion in front of the net and an unlucky ball got in,” said Rochester coach Robert McFadden.
In the end that unlucky bounce was exactly what Black Hills needed to one up the Warriors.
Rochester was able to tie things up at 1-1 in the 52nd minute when Megan Haury assisted a goal by Emily Warren but the T-Wolves still had more fight left in them. The deciding goal for Black Hills was netted in the 75th minute.
Despite the loss McFadden was encouraged by the effort his girls put forth.
“They played fantastic. Black Hills is a very good team but we have been making great strides,” he said. “They played a full 80 minute soccer game and it was really great to see.”
Rochester (0-7, 0-1 league) will host Tumwater on Thursday.