Tuesday’s 2A Girls Soccer: Rochester Tops Centralia in Shootout

By The Chronicle
Centralia and Rochester couldn’t settle the match in regulation or overtime, but the Warriors prevailed in a shootout to earn a 3-2 win in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls soccer match on Tuesday.
Rochester scored the only goal of the first half, with Megan Haury feeding Emily Elkins for a 1-0 halftime lead.
Centralia tied the game in the 46th minute on a goal from Alayna Miller. It was tied for almost 30 minutes until Carissa Kaut broke the tie with an assist from Miller. Rochester responded quickly, with Georgia Masseth tying the game on a free kick.
After a scoreless overtime, Centralia’s first two shooters scored, but the final three missed and Rochester’s final shooter, Sufina Ahmath, buried her shot to help the Warriors earn the win.
“I was pleased with how we performed. We didn’t attack well and didn’t finish well in the attacking third of the field,” Centralia coach Henry Gallanger said. “That’s where it ended up, it was a tough one.”
Rochester (1-8, 1-2) travels to Chehalis on Thursday to face W.F. West while Centralia (2-7, 1-2) drives north to face Tumwater in an EvCo match.

Black Hills Edges W.F. West
TUMWATER — Black Hills scored in the 60th minute to take the lead and held off the Bearcats down the stretch for a 3-2 win in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls soccer game here on Tuesday.
The Wolves scored first on a goal from Anna Zeldenrust in the 18th minute. W.F. West tied the game in the 35th minute with a penalty kick by Courtney Bennett. Black Hills regained the lead just before halftime with Zeldenrust’s second of the game.
W.F. West’s Madi Mencke tied the game in the 58th minute with a goal, assisted by Abbey Duffey. Black Hills’ Cassady MacWhorter scored in the 60th minute, and the Wolves’ defense held on for the rest of the game to preserve the win.
Brianna Powe, normally a forward for the Bearcats, played in net due to an injury and made 13 saves in the loss.
“She (Powe) did well, held her own in there. Black Hills is a great team, they haven’t lost a league game in a few years,” W.F. West coach Allen Anderson said. “My girls played well tonight, they represented themselves as well as they could. We haven’t been this tight with Black Hills, but it was nice to see our girls compete all 80 minutes and be in it in the end.”
Anderson noted the play of Tizzie Zylstra, playing well on the back line for the Bearcats.
W.F. West (2-6-1, 1-2) hosts Rochester on Thursday in an EvCo game.

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