But Jake O'Donnell saved Olympia's unbeaten record with his magic feet when he scored the game-winner in the 65th minute, giving the Bears a 2-1 win and making their record 5-0-1.
"Jake had magic feet," Olympia coach Colin Stewart said. "He got the ball inside the box and beat three guys, then put the ball past their keeper and into the back of the net."
The win came in a game where Stewart felt his team could have won handily.
"We were a little flat in the first half," he said. "We missed some shots, and then got theirs to tie it. But Jake did a good job on his goal.
"If we tidy things up, we can make it easier on ourselves."
Black Hills 4, Chehalis 1
Travis Yandle and Jeff Ball each netted two goals for Black Hills which opened the Class 2A Evergreen Conference season with a win.
Yandle's first goal came just five minutes into the game, off an assist from Eric Palladino. Palladion then assisted Ball's first goal just four minutes later.
Ball scored again in the 18th minute, this time off an assist from Ethan Unland.
"That was a beautiful shot by Jeff Ball," Wolves coach Frank Soiza said. "Just a fantastic, dipping shot right in the corner of the net."
Eric Mendez scored the Bearcats' lone goal.
"That was a tough game for us," Soiza said. "It was a very high tempo with lots of hard tackling. That quick goal in the sixth minute kind of set the tempo for us."
Shelton 2, Clover Park 1
With the score knotted at one goal apiece in the game's 79th minute, The Highclimbers and Warriors seemed destined for overtime.
But Ethan Miller, Alex Potts and Dwain Friedlander decided otherwise.
On a throw-in play, Miller lofted a long toss downfield that Potts flicked expertly along with his head to Friedlander.
"It landed right at Dwain's feet and he just knocked it in far post," Highclimbers coach Brian Fairbrother said.
Potts had put Shelton on the board first with a goal in the 39th minute off an assist from Friedlander. Clover Park's Alex Hong netted a penalty kick at minute 64 to tie the game.
"It was back and forth," Fairbrother said. "They had a very good counter-attack. We would be down there dominating, dominating, dominating then boom, they'd counter and get a shot on goal."
Shelton improved to 2-1 in WCC play with the win.
North Thurston 2, Capital 0
The Rams opened their WCC season with a victory on goals by Mustafa Rony and Musa Aboutlep while North Thurston keeper Kit Demming kept the Cougars off the board with seven saves.
"It was a well-played game by both teams - both went out with heart and desire," Rams coach Isaiah Herrera said. "We just put away a couple of our chances."
North Thurston had six shots on goal, compared to five for Capital.
"Our defense held them real well," Herrera said. "I've got to give credit to Kit Demming and (sweeper) Zach Graeber for keeping the defense in line."
TIMBERLINE 1, LAKES 1
The Blazers failed to win a game that coach John Hayes felt they could when the ball just simply wouldn't cooperate and go into the goal.
"We dominated the game, but we missed quite a few chances to score in the first half," Hayes said. "We just pushed shots wide of the post.
"Still, we had things pretty much under control but mismarked on a corner kick, and they pushed a sweeper in to tie it. But soccer's like that. When you don't put teams away, it takes just one little mistake."
The tie left the Blazers still unbeaten but with a 2-0-2 record.
TUMWATER 3, ELMA 0
Hank Bryant scored a goal and assisted on another one to help lift the Thunderbirds past Elma and to their first win in three matches.
"Bryant played real strong and Bryce Archambeault, a freshman, did some real nice things," Tumwater coach Bryan Winkler said. "We just played smarter soccer than we did in our first two games.
"We took the lessons we learned ... challenging for the ball in the air and talking. Our defensive organization was much better. And Quinn Gagnon in goal was real stable for us."
OLYMPIA 6, CENT. KITSAP 4
The Bears took advantage of Central Kitsap's tiring starting pitcher to score four runs in the top of the seventh inning and hand the Cougars a 6-4 Narrows League loss.
The win came in the second meeting of the young season between the two teams and gave Olympia (2-0) a sweep of the season series.
"We meet 10 opponents in the Narrows League, and we have back-to-back doubleheaders against each one of them," Olympia coach Todd McDougall said.
"This series was a big one for us because Central Kitsap took us behind the woodshed last year. I think our guys feel pretty good about getting these games and sending a little message."
Central Kitsap's K.J. McLean held a 3-2 lead and was pretty much in control entering the top of the seventh inning, but his control let him down and the Bears back up.
Winning pitcher Kramer Champlin and Brant Brown, who subsequently picked up the save, opened the seventh with singles, then Rick Maxwell walked to load the bases with none out.
Jim Norman then singled home the tying run, and Nate O'Bryan walked to make it 4-3. A wild pitch and Kramer Skidmore's RBI single produced the next two runs, and the Cougars could answer with only one run in the bottom of the seventh.
"Norman's hit was the big one," McDougall said. "He banged that single, and that gave us a little more energy.
"Now we just have to look forward to playing the next two against Stadium on Thursday and Friday."
Eatonville 5, Yelm 2 (8)
Heading into the final inning, Yelm held a two-run lead, but a leadoff walk, an error and a couple base hits allowed the Cruisers to force extra innings and eventually go on to win.
"The top of the seventh didn't quite work out like we had anticipated," Tornados coach Thad Nelson deadpanned.
Starting pitcher Andrew Braegelmann went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple in the loss. The Tornados completed the non-league season 3-1, and though they fell in their final outing, Nelson found some positives in the effort.
"All in all we saw a lot of situations, got a lot of kids into different scenarios," he said. "So it was positive. A loss is always not good, but you've got to find a silver lining there."
Timberline 8, Lakes 7
With a six-run third inning, the Lancers jumped out to a 7-2 lead halfway through the ballgame, but Timberline scratched and clawed and fought hard enough to tie the game in the sixth and push across the winning run in the eighth of the Blazers' WCC opener.
"They jumped out and hit the ball hard," Timberline coach Mark Rubadue said. "We just battled back, got a run here, got a couple there."
Tyler Lockhart was all over the box score for the Blazers, earning the win on the mound and going 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs, including the game winner. Lockhart came on in relief in the sixth inning and struck out four in his three innings. He also had a key play in the fifth inning, throwing out a runner at home from center field.
With two out in the eighth inning, Devlin Payton hit a double, bringing Lockhart to the plate where he promptly doubled off the right field fence to end the game.
"Sometimes when teams get down big early, they fold and give up," Rubadue said. "But our guys battled hard, showed some guts and kind of scrapped it out. Starting out 1-0 instead of 0-1, that's a nice thing."
Aberdeen 13, Tumwater 9
Aberdeen came out swinging, plating six runs in the first inning and then held off the Thunderbirds' best rally attempts.
When Tumwater scored two in the third to pull to 6-4, the Bobcats answered in the home half of the inning to go up 8-4. When Tumwater struck again in the fifth to creep within three runs, Aberdeen hung three more runs on the scoreboard to go up 11-5.
"The kids battled - they didn't quit," Tumwater coach Rick McGrath said. "They kept swinging them sticks, so that was good."
Ryan Frost went 2-for-4 with a 2-run home run for the T-Birds.
N. THURSTON 15, SHELTON 4
The Rams took advantage of a wild time at the ball park in coasting past the Highclimbers.
Shelton pitchers allowed just six hits, but they walked 10 batters and the Highclimbers defense committed five errors to let North Thurston take control of the game.
Justin Klumker slammed a two-run home run in the fifth inning, and Tyler Woolf had a three-run double in the sixth, to pace the Rams' offense.
Dane Carlson allowed five runs and five walks but struck out seven in pitching a complete game for the win.
BLACK HILLS 12, HOQUIAM 2
In another contest that featured a lot of walks, the Wolves took advantage of nine free passes to easily handle Hoquiam, the school that Black Hills coach Lem Elway coached in the 1970s and 1980s.
Vince Schuetz pitched a six-inning complete game, allowed two hits and two walks while striking out six. Bryan Colbo was 2-for-2 with three RBIs to pace Black Hills' offense.
CHEHALIS 10, RIVER RIDGE 1
Jake Abbott hit a three-run homer over the right field fence in the third inning as the Bearcats started fast and cruised against the Hawks.
Down 5-0, River Ridge loaded the bases in the third inning but couldn't score. Chehalis put away River Ridge with a four-run fourth.
"When the flood gates open, they open really quick," River Ridge coach Chad Arko said.
N. Thurston 12, Shelton 1
The Rams held the Highclimbers to just one hit while belting out 18 of their own as they opened Class 3A Western Cascade Conference play with a victory.
Chanelle Fitzgerald went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and 4 RBIs, Shalea Palm went 3-for-3 had a double and 2 RBIs and Carmen Luce had just one hit - a three-run home run in the win.
"I'm really, really impressed with the girls," North Thurston coach Ben Quiles said. "They came out fired up and ready to play - I'd like to name everybody on the team, give everybody a mention in the paper. As a whole, the team did absolutely phenomenal."
Jessica Stretch pitched all five innings of the mercy rule-shortened contest, striking out seven and walking just one.
"It's very nice to have a pitcher on the mound who gives up only one hit and you have a great defense behind you," Quiles said.
Black Hills 3, Tenino 2
Amanda Whitehead and Katie Bostwick each hit seventh-inning doubles to help the Wolves push across the winning run as they rallied to beat pesky Tenino.
Down 2-0 in the home half of the fifth inning, Black Hills scratched out one run in each of the final three frames to secure the win. With one out in the seventh, Whitehead cracked a double and then stole third before Bostwick came up and put the game away.
"The didn't let down," Wolves coach Janene Thompson said. "They pulled through and kept their heads up."
Christie Linn collected the win on the mound, striking out eight and walking two in seven innings.
Yelm 11, Eatonville 5
The Tornados slapped out 13 hits - all singles - and improved to 2-1 on the season with a victory over visiting Eatonville.
Catcher Serina Nevalasca went 3-for-4, Jessica Porter went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Kassie Cox went 2-for-3 and Mehgan Nishiyama went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs in the victory.
Jenny Davis pitched seven innings for the win.