The Aberdeen Bobcats dominated from start to finish in earning their first win of the season 2-0 over Centralia on Friday at Stewart Field in Aberdeen.
After pressuring the Tigers from the opening whistle, Aberdeen (1-2) broke the scoreless tie when midfielder Zoe Troeh converted on a cross from sophomore Michelle Lang in the 22nd minute.
With 12 minutes remaining in the first half, senior midfielder Emma Green was fouled and drew a direct free kick. Senior forward Brooklyn Lecomte sent the free kick into the back of the net from 30 yards out to give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead.
In the second half, Aberdeen continued to create scoring opportunities, but was unable to extend the lead due to poor decision making, out-of-control touches and good Centralia goalkeeping, according to Bobcats head coach Larry Fleming.
“This was a much better performance than last match in all aspects except for the obvious — scoring,” he said. “This was frustrating but a good learning experience about the choices to make in the attacking third of the field.”
Aberdeen outshot Centralia, 35-6.
Aberdeen’s junior goalkeeper Char Guitierrez earned the shutout, helped by standout defensive play from Logan Glanz and Madi Gore.
Aberdeen’s junior varsity team lost 2-0 to Centralia JV despite the play of Bobcats goalkeeper Alexis Mills, which Aberdeen assistant coach Ben Barene stated was “outstanding.”
Montesano 200, Black Hills 216
Montesano’s Nathan Johnson shot a 9-hole round of 42 to earn Medalist honors in the Bulldogs’ 200-216 victory over Black Hills on Friday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Montesano (200) — Nathan Johnson 42; Logan Jones 50; Holden Hamblin 54; Josh Wills 55; Terrick Turpin 54; Trey Sweeney 54.
Black Hills (216) — Luke Fenner 54; Max Johnson 54; Brandon Nguyen 49; Malcom Meierbachtol 59; Scott Sneen 61.
Hoquiam 178, Montesano 204
Hoquiam senior Michael Jump played 1-under par golf over the last five holes of his round to lead the Grizzlies to a 178-204 victory over Montesano on Thursday at Highlands Golf Course.
Jump placed first in the match, carding a 37 for his 9-hole round.
Hoquiam’s Noah Sudderth (44), Dominic Pence (46) and Mick Bozich contributed to the victory, with Pence recording his lowest score of his prep career.
Montesano was led by Nate Johnson, who placed second with a score of 41.
Hoquiam (178) — Jump 37; Sudderth 44; Pence 46; Bozich 51.
Montesano (204) — Johnson 41; Holden Hamblin 49; Logan Jones 56; Trey Sweeney 58.