Shots came too few and too far between for Montesano in a 1A District 4 Tournament opening-round loss to Columbia-White Salmon on Saturday in Montesano.
The Bulldogs (11-5 overall) got just four shots in the game — all by freshman forward Felix Romero — as Montesano struggled to generate offense against the Bruins (8-5-1).
CWS took the lead in 24th minute when sophomore midfielder Lucas Miller made a move in the middle of the 18-yard box to open up room for a shot that beat Monte keeper Jayden McElravy as the Bulldogs fell into a 1-0 hole.
After the goal, the game was played mostly at the midfield, with neither team generating additional scoring chances in the first half.
The Bruins doubled their lead in the second half when freshman midfielder Andres Sanchez scored in the 53rd minute.
CWS then went into a defensive shell, making it difficult for Montesano to sustain any penetration into the Bruins defensive third and swarming Montesano attackers Mateo Sanchez and Romero to force the ball off their feet.
The Bruins outshot the Bulldogs 14-4 and held a 5-2 shots on goal advantage.
The loss moves Montesano down into the tournament’s elimination bracket.
The Bulldogs will play in an elimination game against Tenino tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Montesano.
Columbia-White Salmon 1 1 — 2
Montesano 0 0 — 0
First half — 1, CWS, Miller, 24th minute. 2, CWS, Sanchez, 53rd minute.
Elma 5, Winlock 0
Valencia Mendoza scored a natural hat trick to lead Elma to a 5-0 victory over Winlock in the first round of the 1A District 4 Tournament on Saturday at Shelton High School.
The Eagles (15-0-2) wasted no time taking the lead, scoring in the fourth minute when sophomore midfielder Cason Seaberg assisted on Mendoza’s first goal of the contest.
Later in the first half, Mendoza converted a feed from senior Canon Seaberg in the 22nd minute to put Elma up 2-0.
Mendoza then completed the natural hat trick with a goal off a Manny Hernandez throw-in in the 31st minute.
Eagles sophomore midfielder Jose Perez then scored off a corner kick just before the end of the first half to give Elma a comfortable 4-0 lead at the break.
Cason Seaberg scored off an assist from older brother Canon in the 43rd minute to give Elma the 5-0 victory.
“Very happy with the start to the game and our play,” Elma head coach Carson Seaberg said. “As the half finished, we had settled in to a good rhythm. Even though we only got the single goal in the second half, everyone played their part for the team and we didn’t give up much to them to get forward and get re-establish in the game.”
With the victory, Elma advances to the district semifinals against King’s Way Christian in a game set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in Elma.
A victory will earn the No. 4 Eagles a berth in the district championship game and state tournament.
Winlock 0 0 — 0
Elma 4 1 — 5
First half — 1, Elma, Mendoza (Cason Seaberg), 4th minute. 2, Elma, Mendoza (Canon Seaberg), 22nd minute. 3, Elma, Mendoza (Hernandez), 31st minute. 4, Elma, Perez, 37th minute.
Second half — 5, Elma, Cason Seaberg (Canon Seaberg), 43rd minute.
Grays Harbor College swept by Lower Columbia
Grays Harbor College’s losing streak extended to 12 games after dropping a doubleheader to Lower Columbia on Saturday in Longview.
GHC (11-27 overall, 4-15 NWAC West) lost by scores of 12-0 and 7-4.
The Chokers managed just two hits in the first game and one hit in the nightcap against the Red Devils (30-9, 15-4).
Lower Columbia 041 050 20 — 12 18 2
Grays Harbor 000 000 00 — 0 2 4
GHC —Shioji (1-2), Vine (1-3). LP – Hopper (4.1 IP, 13H, 9R, 8ER, 2K).
Lower Columbia 122 100 1 — 7 5 0
Grays Harbor 400 000 0 — 4 1 3
GHC — McMurdo (1-3, R), Zang (0-0, R, RBI, 2BB), Lano (0-3, R), Winterlahder (0-3, R), Shioji (0-1, RBI, BB), Barowsky (0-1, RBI), Vine (0-2, RBI). LP – Winterhalder (2.1 IP, 3H, 5R, 5ER, 2K, 5BB).
2B District 4 Tournament
Adna 3, Ocosta 1 (Ocosta eliminated)
Napavine 14, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 11 (PWV eliminated)
Onalaska 12, Raymond-South Bend 2 (RSB eliminated)
Lower Columbia 10, Grays Harbor 0
Lower Columbia 10, Grays Harbor 1