Prep soccer roundup: Elma holds off Rochester

ROCHESTER — Brooke Goldsmith’s goal with eight minutes remaining enabled Elma to hold off Rochester, 4-3, in an Evergreen 1A League girls soccer match Tuesday at Rochester.

The Eagles stormed to a 3-0 lead after 25 minutes, only to see the Warriors rally to tie it with three goals — two on penalty kicks — in the second half.

Finally, Elma’s Sydney Smythe made a run down the left side and crossed a pass to Goldsmith, who one-touched it past the goalkeeper.

“We came out on fire,” Eagle coach Chris Schumacher said. “We controlled the game in the beginning, had possession and lots of combination passes. Then fatigue sort of set in.”

After the Warriors tied it, however, Schumacher said, “we set back, relaxed and started connecting on our passes again.”

Elma’s Stacia Burbidge opened the scoring by converting a Taylor Wilson pass in the third minute. Goldsmith put in the rebound of a shot by Natalie Grant in the 21st minute and Hannah Heelen’s hard shot four minutes later deflected off a Rochester defender and into the net.

Eagle goalkeeper Alyssa Sutherby made 15 saves.

Rochester won the JV match, 7-0. The Warriors had a full complement of players for this match, while the Eagles suited up only eight jayvees.

Elma (1-0) plays host to Napavine on Thursday.

Bulldogs 9, Wildcats 0

WESTPORT — Montesano’s offense found a groove against Ocosta’s young squad on Tuesday night in this Evergreen 1A matchup.

Mackinzie Malizia led the Bulldogs with a hat trick, LeeAnn Rhoden scored twice and Tianna Schurr, Makenzi Howard and Alyx Miller scored once for the Bulldogs. An own goal was also scored in the final minutes of the match.

“We played well off the ball tonight,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr said. “Ocosta has some speed and they played well, but we just played really well tonight.”

Two of Malizia’s goals, along with two from Rhoden and one from Schurr, gave Montesano a 5-0 lead. Malizia got her hat trick in the fifth minute of the second half, sandwiched by Howard and Miller, for the Bulldogs.

Ocosta had one chance to break up the shutout late in the second half, but Lauren Nelson’s shot one-on-one against goalkeeper Kacie Kloempken went just wide of the right post. Ocosta head coach Mike King cited Lexie Schmeling and Leeann Rindlisbacher for their hustle.

On Thursday, Montesano (2-0) travels to Tenino, while Ocosta (0-1) stays home to greet Forks.

Grizzlies 7, Spartans 0

FORKS — Ellie Quercia tallied the hat trick as Hoquiam blanked Forks in an Evergreen 1A League opener Tuesday at Forks.

Barb Meamber, Kayla Hilliard, Kayci Miles and Sarah Chapin scored the other Grizzly goals. Chapin was cited by coach Corri Schmid for teamwork and leadership, while Quercia was commended for all-around play.

Hoquiam led 4-0 at the half.

“We really tried to focus on passing and crosses and tried to mix it up,” Schmid said. “We were working as a team and building our team skills rather than trying to build up a score.”

Hoquiam also won the JV match.

The Grizzlies (1-0) return home Thursday to face Rochester. Hoquiam’s home varsity games this season are scheduled for 7 p.m. at Olympic Stadium.