2A Girls Soccer: W.F. West Blows Past Rochester, Tigers Downed by Bobcats, Tumwater Wins Pioneer Bowl

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Cameron Sheets recorded a brace and registered two assists in W.F. West’s dominant 6-1 victory over Rochester Tuesday night. 

The junior opened the game’s scoring with two first half goals, both assisted by senior Olivia Remund, as the Bearcats breezed out to a 2-0 lead at the half. In the second half, it was Maddy Casper, Kyla McCallum, and Lena Fragner that got their names in the scoring column, and an own goal to top off a good victory at home. 

Casper and McCallum’s goals were both assisted by Sheets. 

Rochester’s Emma Wiss scored the Warriors only goal in the waning moments. Head coach Ken Matthews named Wiss Rochester’s woman of the match. 

With all the attention that Sheets receives in the middle, Bearcats coach Allen Anderson said it was nice to see the girls on the outside step up and score.

“Kyla distributed very well and dominated in the midfield,” he said. “She really stepped up and initiated a lot of our attack. It’s great to see, having other girls step up is critical for our success.” 

With a week between games, W.F. West got the opportunity to work on a lot of the mistakes they had when it opened the season, including working on its transition game. 

The Bearcats will host Centralia next in the Swamp Cup Thursday night. Rochester will take on Aberdeen on the road as it looks to bounce back. 

Tigers Taken Down by Bobcats

A shorthanded Centralia team tallied one goal but it wasn’t enough to hold off Aberdeen in a 3-1 loss at home on Tuesday.

Hannah Robbins scored in the 30th minute for the Tigers off an assist by sister Sarah Robbins, but it was all Centralia would manage as Aberdeen’s defense held strong throughout.

“Our energy on the field was better,” Centralia coach Henry Gallanger said. “Our mistakes were from over pursuing. I was pretty pleased with the performance compared to last game.”

Freshman Jaslin Corona, with just one day of training, stepped in at keeper, recorded five saves and was praised by Gallanger for her play, including Annabelle Lewis.

“We may have lost the game tonight off good goals by Aberdeen but we improved, and at this point that’s what matters,” Gallanger said. “The girls were able to say they got better. We’ve still got areas we’re trying to strive in but it was a huge step in the right direction.”

Tumwater Builds Up Early Lead in Win Over Black Hills

Playing in its first Pioneer Bowl of the season, the Tumwater girls soccer team went up early against Black Hills and never looked back in a 4-1 victory Tuesday night. 

Cierra Larsen got the scoring going for the Thunderbirds in the 10th minute, and shortly after, Isabella Lund kicked a strong cross headed in by Ava Jones. The Thunderbirds kicked one more through the back of the net in the first half, with Austin Laposky scoring on a free kick in the 30th. 

Laposky registered a brace when she scored again early in the second half. Bailey Lee scored the Wolves lone goal in the second half.

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