NAPAVINE — Elma found enough space to create its scoring opporutnities and its leading scorer, Brooke Goldsmith, earned herself a hat trick during a 4-0 Evergreen 1A girls soccer match win over host Napavine on Tuesday night.
Goldsmith scored her first two goals in a three-minute span. The first, in the 25th minute, came from a throw-in from Natalie Grant. Goldsmith controlled the throw and popped home the shot from just inside the penalty area.
The second goal came in the 28th minute, again off an assist from Grant, who sent a cross into the penalty area for Goldsmith to hit a volley shot.
Hannah Heelan scored in the 29th minute on her own rebounded shot. Grant sent a cross to Heelan, who fired a volley into traffic. The ball hit the Napavine goalkeeper and Heelan got the ball back for the marker.
Goldsmith finished her hat trick when she ran onto a through ball pass from Heelan in the 76th minute.
“All in all, the girls are starting to gel as a team,” Elma head coach Chris Schumacher said.
“They’re not getting rattled early when things aren’t going their way. They’re staying patient, working the ball around to get the best shot.”
Elma’s junior varsity played Montesano’s JV team on Monday in a 3-3 draw.
On Thursday, Elma (9-1) hits the road to take on Hoquiam in a pivotal league matchup.
Warriors 1, Grizzlies 0 (OT)
ROCHESTER — Converting a penalty kick in overtime, Rochester upended Hoquiam in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday night at Rochester.
The Grizzlies (7-3) were called for a handball in the box about two minutes into the overtime period. The Warriors put the ensuing penalty kick into the upper left corner of the net.
Rochester enjoyed the upper hand for the majority of regulation.
“They controlled about 65 minutes of the game and we controlled about 15 minutes of the game,” Hoquiam coach Corri Schmid reported.
“They won all the 50-50 balls. Not winning the 50-50s and not getting possession really hurt us.”
Hoquiam’s Ellie Quercia, Sarah Chapin, Kayla Hilliard and Chandra Munger were credited with fine performances.
Rochester also took the JV match, 6-0.
The Grizzlies host Elma on Thursday night at Olympic Stadium.
Bulldogs 3, Beavers 0
MONTESANO — Making a triumphant return to its home field, Montesano blanked Tenino in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday afternoon at Rottle Field.
It was the first varsity event at Rottle Field since fire destroyed the grandstand last month.
Katie Chapman, Tianna Schurr and LeeAnn Rhoden scored for the Bulldogs, who outshot the Beavers, 18-2.
“They competed very hard and were excited to be able to play on the home field again,” Monte coach Jeff Lenherr said.
Chapman headed in a corner kick from Alyx Miller with the match five minutes old.
Then, with time winding down in the first half, Makenzi Howard dropped a pass to Schurr, who connected on a one-touch shot from 25 yards out with three seconds remaining in the half.
Rhoden closed out the scoring, heading in a free kick from Miller in the 64th minute.
The news was not all good for the Bulldogs (7-4, 8-4). They lost senior defender Mikayla Hanson to a potentially serious knee injury midway through the first half.
“We have a lot of little injuries right now, but the girls did a great job stepping up in positions they don’t normally play,” Lenherr said. “We are becoming more composed in the attacking third of the field and doing a better job of creating good scoring opportunities.”
The Bulldogs visit Napavine on Thursday.
Wildcats 6, Spartans 1
FORKS — For the first time in the rivalry’s history, Forks held a lead against Ocosta, but the Wildcats scored six unanswered goals to win this Evergreen 1A match on Tuesday.
Mikayla Sunde and Mary Davis each finished with a hat trick for Ocosta (2-7).
The Spartans grabbed their first-ever lead over the Wildcats in the 15th minute. A free kick on goal went through the goalkeeper’s hands and into the net.
Sunde got her first goal in the 19th minute off an assist by Hannah Wingate. Davis got her first two goals in a two-minute span — a rebounded shot and score in the 29th minute and a shot off a Lexie Schmeling assist in the 30th.
Sunde finished the first half with a goal off a Schmeling corner kick in the 31st minute and a 4-1 halftime lead.
Sunde got her hat trick via a penalty kick in the 76th minute and Davis got her hat trick in the 78th minute from a Courtney Rutzer assist.
“We kept the pressure on and controlled the midfield,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said. “Going up there, it is always tough.”
King cited Leeann Rindlisbacher for her work at sweeper.
On Thursday, Ocosta hosts Rochester.