Bearcats Barrage Wolves in First Half of Win


Carrying the energy of a first minute goal all the way through the end of the first half, the W.F. West girls soccer team picked up a big — and dominant — league victory over Black Hills in Chehalis Tuesday. 

Daisy Medel played a beautiful cross from Emily Mallonee into the back of the net in the opening moments of the game, and from there, it was all Bearcats in a 6-1 victory. 

“That’s something we strive for, setting the tone in the first five minutes of the game,” Bearcats coach Allen Anderson said. “We’ve gotten a few games in a row like this.”

The first half onslaught continued from there, with Cameron Sheets adding a hat trick with goals in the 12th, 30th, and 36th minutes of the contest. After Blake Hills’ Mia Thompson brought the Wolves within a goal in the 14th minute, Medel added another goal in the 21st minute off another cross from Mallonee, and Sheets completed the first half hat trick to take a 5-1 lead at the break. 

“I was excited that there was no let down after they scored on that free kick,” Anderson said. “Black Hills is a good team, they’re a very good possession team, but our transition worked really well today. I thought overall, our backline was tremendous.”

The Bearcats allowed just four shots, despite heavy possession from the Wolves, and peppered Black Hills’ keeper in transition throughout the game. Mallonee got on the scoresheet herself in the 67th minute off a nice find from Wyatt Rogerson to complete the scoring in the 6-1 win. 

The Bearcats (4-4, 3-2 2A EvCo) take on Rochester next on the road while the Wolves look to bounce back against Centralia on Thursday.