Soccer Roundup: Bobcats bow out of district


T-Birds 4, Bobcats 0

TUMWATER — Controlling play throughout, Tumwater ended Aberdeen’s girls soccer season by eliminating the Bobcats from the District IV Class 2A Tournament on Tuesday at Tumwater.

The Evergreen 2A Conference rivals had split a pair of shootouts during league play. The T-Birds, however, blasted home an outside shot in the 12th minute Tuesday and never looked back.

Aberdeen mustered only a couple of decent scoring chances.

“It was not what we expected,” a dejected Bobcat coach Fidel Sanchez said. “They came out really fired up and we could not match their intensity.

“We did not generate a lot of offense tonight,” Sanchez added. “Too bad we had to end the season like that, but that’s the way it was.”

The Bobcats finished with a 7-10 record. Sanchez cited seniors Alexxi Timmons, Ali Morris, Emily Fisher, Brooke Wilson and Kaylee Nguyen for their contributions.

Wildcats 4, Beavers 2

TENINO — Scoring three times in an eight-minute span in the second half, Ocosta rallied past Tenino in a non-league contest Tuesday at Tenino.

The Wildcats (5-12) gave up an own goal (accidentally putting a ball in their own net) 20 seconds into the second half to trail, 2-1.

But Ocosta’s Mikayla Sunde answered three minutes later, converting a penalty kick after Mary Davis was taken down in the box.

Two minutes later, Davis tapped in a pass from Ashley Scott-Hepner to give the Wildcats a permanent lead. Sunde added an insurance goal in the 50th minute, taking an indirect free kick from Leeann Rindlisbacher and putting a shot into the far corner.

Ocosta goalkeeper Lexie Schmeling blocked a Tenino penalty kick in the 68th minute to help preserve the lead.

Davis opened the scoring in the 31st minute after stealing a clearing pass. Tenino needed only 42 seconds to equalize.

Wildcat coach Mike King said a couple of position shifts, including moving Rindlisbacher to forward, in recent games have given team scoring leader Davis more support.

“The transition has worked for us the last three or four games,” King said.

Schmeling made nine saves. Sunde and defender Courtney Rutzer were commended for fine play.

Three yellow cards were issued in the physically played match.

The same two teams are scheduled to collide at 6 p.m. Thursday at Westport.

 

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