Prep Roundup: Elma girls win on own goal


Eagles 4, Pirates 3 (OT)

ADNA — Elma scored on an own goal in the second overtime to nip Adna in an Evergreen 1A League match Monday at Adna.

Down 3-0, the Pirates scored in the 53rd, 68th and 76th minutes to force overtime.

Elma’s Brooke Goldsmith, who had scored twice in regulation, launched a corner kick about two minutes into the second extra period. The shot ricocheted off a Pirate defender and past the goalkeeper, who was screened by Elma’s Mackenzie Miller on the play.

“Not a good way to win or lose,” Eagle coach Chris Schumacher reflected.

Goldsmith scored in the sixth and 36th minutes, with Hannah Heelan and Taylor Wilson providing the assists. Heelan also set up Elma’s third goal early in the second half, when her crossing pass bounced off the goalkeeper and was converted by Miller.

Regyn Gaffney, the daughter of former Willapa Valley sprint champion Shannon Stratton and a state track champ in her own right, scored twice for Adna.

“For a good part of the game, the girls’ minds weren’t focused,” Elma coach Chris Schumacher said. “We had some good plays, knocked the ball around for 5 or 10 minutes and then kind of lapsed down.”

Goldsmith and defender Lexie Whipple were cited for fine play.

The Eagles (4-1) play three times this week. They host Tenino in a 7:30 varsity contest tonight, then face Montesano at Aberdeen’s Stewart Field on Thursday.


Bobcats 227, Wolves 231

Aberdeen used its depth to edge Black Hills in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Monday at Grays Harbor Country Club.

Kegan Bridges and Brad Farrer, playing in the fourth and fifth slots, carded 42 and 43, respectively to pace the Bobcats.

Black Hills’ Jake Shier was the medalist with a 38.

“That was the first time all six of the varsity were in the 40s in the same match,” Bobcat coach Harley Revel noted. “We (haven’t been) consistent, hopefully we’re improving.”

The same two teams square off in a non-leaguer Wednesday at Tumwater Valley G.C.

Black Hills (231) — Ryan Waldron 44, Jake Shier 38, Ian Forstor 53, Caleb Crawford 48, Cabe Johnsey 52, Blake Fullington 49.

Aberdeen (227) — Devin Daniels 46, Eric Hagen 48, Justin Cox 49, Kegan Bridges 42, Brad Farrer 43, Stuart Ball 48.


Tigers 4, Bobcats 2

Centralia pulled out a three-set doubles match to edge Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference contest Monday at the Sam Benn courts.

Aberdeen’s Cole Edwards remained unbeaten with a 6-0, 6-0 whitewash of Kevin Murphy in the No. 2 singles.

“Jeepers, what can you say?,” Bobcat coach Andy Duffy said. “Cole knows how to win and he does it well.”

Aberdeen’s other point came from Reilly Fairchild and Warren Pratt in the third doubles. Centralia’s Ryan Heddens and Frederico Guerra, however, rallied from an opening-set loss to top Charlie Dietrich and Devan Harke in the second doubles for what proved to be the decisive point.

The Bobcats (6-3) travel to Tumwater on Wednesday.

Mark Allen (C) def. Dillon Rowe, 6-3, 6-2; Cole Edwards (A) def. Kevin Murphy, 6-0, 6-0; Mica Corwin (C) def. Dominic Salick, 6-3, 7-5; Nick Martin-Chris Martin (C) def. John Solan-Eddie Yee, 6-0, 6-1; Ryan Heddens-Frederico Guerra (C) def. Charlie Dietrich-Devan Harke, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; Reilly Fairchild-Warren Pratt (A) def. Ben Kallus-Evan Kenney, 6-1, 6-4. JV — Aberdeen 3, Centralia 2.