Boys Prep Soccer Roundup: Late golden goal propels Aberdeen to win over W.F. West

Also: Two second-half goals lead to 2-0 win for Montesano over Hoquiam

An Aberdeen golden goal led to an upset victory as we review prep boys soccer action on the Harbor.


Aberdeen 1, W.F. West 0

Aberdeen’s Evan Cone has a flair for making dramatic goals.

Similar to his golden overtime goal in last season’s state playoffs, Cone came up clutch on Friday with a goal in the final minute of overtime to lead the Bobcats to a 1-0 victory over first-place W.F. West at Stewart Field in Aberdeen.

The Bobcats (4-6, 3-4 2A Evergreen) and Bearcats (8-2, 7-1) played it close through the first and second halves of the game, with both teams unable to convert on multiple chances in the opposing third.

It was until late in the second overtime, with just a minute to spare, that Cone and company produced the electric game-winner.

After a shot sailed just wide by senior forward Elmer Torres and a key save of a header by Cats keeper Jazir Arenal in the second overtime, Aberdeen had possession with a throw in.

Senior defender Isaiah Johnson made a long throw in that found junior midfielder Leo Garcia, who played it wide to junior winger Marc Avila.

Avila crossed it to Cone, who split two defenders with a touch then slotted a shot past the oncoming Bearcats keeper for the game-ending goal.

“This was a great win for us when we really needed it,” Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming said. “Hopefully, it will set us on the path to more wins in the second half of league play.”

Aberdeen’s JV team (7-0-1) won 1-0 with Ethan Parris scoring a goal for the Bobcats.

Aberdeen’s C-team won 2-0 over W.F. West on Wednesday in Chehalis. Oscar Leiva and Luis Arevalo scored for the Bobcats.

Aberdeen hosts Black Hills at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

W.F. West 0 0 0 0 – 0

Aberdeen 0 0 0 1 – 1


First half – none.

Second half – none.

First overtime – none.

Second overtime – 1, Aberdeen, Cone (Avila), 89th minute.

Montesano 2, Hoquiam 0

Montesano scored twice in the second half to break a scoreless tie and earn a 2-0 win over Hoquiam on Friday in Montesano.

The Bulldogs (8-3, 8-1 1A Evergreen) and Grizzlies (4-8, 4-6) were tied at 0-0 through the first 50 minutes of the game.

Junior forward Felix Romero scored a goal in the 50th minute to put Monte up 1-0.

Sophomore midfielder Cris Tobar doubled the Bulldogs’ lead with a goal 12 minutes later.

Montesano had 20 shots in the game, seven on target.

Hoquiam had nine shots on goal, with Bulldogs keeper Cohen Anderson making two saves in the first half and goal keeper Enrique Mendoza saving seven shots in the second stanza to share the clean sheet.

Montesano hosts Forks at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Elma faces Ilwaco at 6 p.m. on Monday at Elma High School.

Hoquiam 0 0 – 0

Montesano 0 2 – 2


First half – none.

Second half – 1, Montesano, Romero, 50th minute. 2, Montesano, Tobar, 62nd minute.

Other games

Elma 3, Tenino 0

Raymond-South Bend 12, Ilwaco 1