Girls soccer roundup: Aberdeen blanks Centralia, 4-0

CENTRALIA — Jade Caskey scored twice as Aberdeen blanked Centralia, 4-0, in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls soccer match Tuesday at Tiger Stadium.

Recently elevated from the junior varsity, Caskey converted a breakaway after taking a through ball from Ali Morris in the 61st minute. The AHS freshman connected from inside the box 13 minutes later.

Caskey would have had a hat track but an apparent third goal was nullified by an offside call.

Ericka Manwell opened the scoring by heading in a bouncing ball in the 29th minute. Emily Fisher added the final marker by hitting a shot from outside the penalty area.

The Bobcats (2-3, 4-4) dominated time of possession, outshooting the Tigers 33-4. They had a 25-2 bulge in shots on-goal.

“We must have hit the crossbar four or five times,” Aberdeen coach Fidel Sanchez noted.

“We are focusing on more possessions so we don’t have to chase the ball,” he added. “We had space all over the field tonight.”

Caskey and defender Haylee Hamilton were cited for fine play.

Centralia took the JV match, 4-0.

The Bobcats will be idle until hosting Capital in a Saturday afternoon match at Stewart Field. The JV match is scheduled for 2 p.m., with the varsity contest planned for 4.

Grizzlies 7, Wildcats 0

WESTPORT — Ellie Quercia’s hat trick helped unbeaten Hoquiam past Ocosta in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday at Westport.

Kayla Hilliard and Sarah Chapin scored twice each for the Grizzlies (5-0). Hoquiam led 5-0 at the half.

Grizzly coach Corri Schmid applauded her team’s passing in the first half, although she noted HHS didn’t always convert on its opportunities.

“We really worked as a team,” she said. “The second half, we tried working on passing and teamwork, rather than running up the score. Also in the second half, Ocosta picked it up.”

Ocosta coach Mike King agreed with the latter comment.

“In the second half, we went to a man-to-man (defense) for the first time all year and they played a lot better,” King said. “I was a lot happier with our marking up in the second half.

Yesi Martinez and Kiana Goodman, swing players who saw extensive action in the midfield, drew Schmid’s praise.

King cited the play of Kayt Jones and Shelby Henness.

Hoquiam hosts Adna tonight and Ocosta (1-4) is at home against Napavine on Thursday.

Bulldogs 3, Warriors 2

ROCHESTER — Montesano’s young roster is beginning to gel and play with confidence as demonstrated by this Evergreen 1A victory on the road at Rochester on Tuesday.

Junior LeeAnn Rhoden started the scoring when she took a chip pass that cleared the defense from 25 yards out, controlled it and slipped it past the Warriors’ goalkeeper in the 10th minute. Mackinzie Malizia earned the assist.

Then, freshman forward Taylor Birdall scored twice (18th and 22nd minutes) for a 3-1 lead. Birdsall chipped the goalkeeper on her first goal and hit the far side on an angle for the second marker.

Leading 3-1 after halftime, Montesano kept control of the ball and the match before Rochester scored a late goal in the 78th minute off a free kick.

“They didn’t panic after that last goal,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr said. “It is a learning process (for these girls). We have seven freshmen playing varsity and the older girls are doing a great job of leading them. They worked hard tonight and Rochester played well.”

In the junior varsity match, Rochester won, 7-0.

On Thursday, Montesano (3-2, 4-2) will host Elma at Aberdeen’s Stewart Field. The junior varsity match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., with the varsity to follow.

Eagles 4, Beavers 0

ELMA — Following an overtime win over Adna on Monday, Elma returned to Davis Field and controlled a solid Tenino squad from start to finish in this Evergreen 1A match on Tuesday night.

Natalie Grant started the scoring in the 16th minute off an assist by Brooke Goldsmith for the only goal of the first half.

Hannah Heelan scored a second-half brace — goals in the 49th and 80th minute — for the Eagles (5-1). Heelan got an assist from Emily Kershaw on the first goal and cleaned up a loose ball from 18 yards out in the final seconds of the match.

In between Heelan’s markers, Goldsmith knocked home a 40-yard free kick in the 74th minute.

“We had a pretty good night,” Elma head coach Chris Schumacher said. “We had a scare against Adna (4-3 in overtime) last night. When we got to the field today, we wiped it away, let bygones be bygones and started out with a win. We’re starting to get into a rhythm and we’re finding the goal, finishing better.”

In the junior varsity match, Tenino won, 4-0.

On Thursday, Elma travels to Aberdeen’s Stewart Field to take on Montesano.