Shaffer Notches Brace in T-Birds Season-Opening Win


Getting off to a hot start in its season opener, the Tumwater girls soccer team blasted past North Thurston Tuesday night, 4-1, thanks to three goals in the second half.

After holding a 1-0 lead over North Thurston in the first half, Emmalyn Shaffer scored her second goal in the 52nd minute to record the early brace for the Thunderbirds (1-0). Kayla Pope scored on a free kick and Ava Jones added a fourth goal near the post past the keeper for the final T-Bird score of the night.

The T-Birds take on Union on Thursday at 7 p.m. at home for their second match of the season.