Six different Bearcats scored goals, led by junior Adal Vargas’ two goals and two assists, as W.F. West drubbed Black Hills, 7-0, on the road Tuesday in 2A Evergreen Conference action.
“The guys played pretty well tonight,” W.F. West coach Allen Anderson said. “The turf field helped with passing.”
Vargas started the scoring off in the 21st minute of an assist from Isaac Madrigal. In the 34th minute, Aram Matagi scored from an assist by Jerry Martin.
Saul Lima-Perez scored three minutes later with an assist from Vargas, then Carlos Hernandez scored just one minute later from an assist by Madrigal to give the Bearcats a 4-0 lead at the half.
“Adal had his best game of the year at midfield,” Anderson said.
“Vargas scored his second goal with an assist by Hernandez in the 45th minute, then two minutes later, Elvis Lima-Perez found the back of the net on an unassisted goal.
Hiro Lima-Perez finished the scoring off with a goal in the 73rd minute, assisted by Vargas. W.F. West outshot Black Hills 23-2.
“Overall, really happy with the guys,” Anderson said. “It was good to see so many guys on the state sheet with goals and assists. Pretty awesome to have eight different guys with goals and assists.”
W.F. West improves to 4-1-1 and travels to Aberdeen on Friday.
Trailing 1-0 at the half, Rochester coach Matt Ashton emphasized to his team that they had to play a full 80-minute game in order to come away with the victory. The players listened.
Rochester blasted four second-half goals, including back-to-back shots by Erik Vasquez-Valentine, to come away with a 4-1 comeback victory over Shelton at home Tuesday.
“They came out and scored to tie it and kept the pressure up the rest of the way,” Ashton said.
Aaron Esquivel opened the second half scoring in the fourth minute of the second half to tie it up. Alexis Castillo-Corona’s goal in the 13th minute of the second half gave the Warriors the lead for good.
Vasquez-Valentine then scored back-to-back goals in the 24th and 27th minutes of the second half for good measure to close out the scoring and secure the victory.
Rochester improves to 3-3-2 and travels to Centralia on Friday.
“They’re a completely different team from the first time we played them,” Ashton said. “A much improved team.”
Centralia surrendered one goal each in the first and second half in a 2-0 loss to Tumwater Tuesday at home.
“My back line did a good job keeping the game close and allowing for our players to press and make things happen,” Centralia coach Henry Gallanger said.
Gallanger also praised junior Stephen Neely and Xander Kifel for their performances at center back.
“We had an error in the first half,” Gallanger said. “Other than that, the team worked hard to keep ourselves in the game. We just have to keep up the energy and the passion.”
Centralia falls to 0-7 overall and will look to get one in the win column when it hosts rival Rochester on Friday.