A settled second half of play was easier to come by for Aberdeen with a 1-0 halftime lead and an eventual 3-0 victory over Centralia at Stewart Field on Tuesday night.
Senior midfielder Emily Fisher scored the brace, getting her first goal in the 17th minute and capping the scoring in the 67th minute. In between, Tayler Housden scored for the Bobcats (3-2, 3-3).
“We were settled more in the second half,” AHS head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “We got our wings moving and sending crosses into the area for shots. We had better threats at goal. The girls woke up a bit more in the second half. It was an OK night for us tonight. We could have done better overall.”
Fisher made it 1-0 for the first half when she retrieved the ball off an errant Centralia defender’s pass and sent it rocketing into the upper-right corner of the goal in the 17th minute.
Housden opened the second half with her goal in the 44th minute, dribbling to the penalty arc and bending the ball around the goalkeeper into the right side netting at 2-0.
Fisher finished the scoring in the 67th minute, taking the ball off an Ali Morris assist to beat the last defender and slide the ball past the goalkeeper.
Kayla Arnold earned the shutout in goal with 10 saves.
In the junior varsity match, Gema Quintana’s hat trick paced Aberdeen to a 4-0 win.
On Thursday, Aberdeen hits the road to take on Capital.