Eagles 4, Pirates 2
ELMA — A flat first half was buffered by the first of three Brooke Goldsmith goals before Elma took flight in the second half to knock off Adna in this Evergreen 1A match at Davis Field on Wednesday.
Playing the second of four matches this week, the Eagles started slowly against the Class 2B Pirates. Goldsmith’s goal in the 18th minute off a Natalie Grant assist put the hosts on the scoreboard.
“We have a few who are under the weather and nursing little injuries,” Elma head coach Chris Schumacher said. “We were off tonight. Adna has a good, athletic team. Again, even when things aren’t working, the girls play with patience. After our discussion at halftime, we came out harder and the girls picked it up.”
Stacia Burbidge made it 2-0 Elma in the 41st minute on a tap assist from Emily Kershaw in traffic. Adna’s Kendra Stajduhar converted a penalty kick to give the visitors their first marker in the 60th minute.
The final three goals came in a two-minute span, starting with Goldsmith’s backdoor run and header from point-blank range in the 63rd minute. Grant got the assist.
In the 64th minute, Goldsmith finished the scoring with a volley shot off a Kershaw assist. Seconds later, Regyn Gaffney scored for the Pirates.
Today, Elma (12-1) hits the road to take on Tenino.
Aberdeen at district
KELSO — Aberdeen’s Devin Daniels and Kegan Bridges will compete today in the second and final round of the District IV 2A tournament at Mint Valley Golf Course in Kelso.
After Wednesday’s first round, Daniels led the Bobcats with an 84, while Bridges was one of the final golfers to survive the cut at 89. Two of AHS’s young golfers, Justin Cox and Eric Hagen, just missed the cut. Cox (90) missed by one stroke and Hagen (92) by three strokes after disastrous front nines.
“Once they got through the jitters and nervousness, they both shot great back nines,” AHS head coach Harley Revel said. “Devin played two solid nines, but lost two balls that were in the middle of the fairway. Kegan was consistent and played well to get into the second day. The course was in good shape. The sun was out and it was a nice day for golf.”
Today, the second round begins at 10 o’clock in the morning. State allocations for the spring tournament will be determined later.