But the Bears refused to stay there, and the teams tied 1-1.
Mikaela Cox scored unassisted for the Cougars and put her team on top 1-0.
"It was a big crowd and they were cheering," Capital coach Devin Proctor said.
But 23 minutes later, Natalie Daniels gave the Bears fans something to cheer about when she tied the game in the 38th minute.
That was it for scoring as both goalkeepers had good games.
"Libby Stone was huge in goal," Proctor said of his teams goalkeeper. "It was a huge tie for us. Last week, we lost 4-1. To turn around like that, it says a lot about this team."
Yelm 3, Shelton 2
The Yelm Tornados got their first win this season, and it came at the hands of Western Cascade Conference foe Shelton.
"I think we're going to be competitive," Yelm coach Mike
McClellan said, noting that Capital and North Thurston will probably take their perennial positions at the top of the standings.
Jeremy Steves and Charlie Spencer both won their singles matches. Steves lost just two games in his No. 1 singles match, Spencer won his No. 2 singles match 6-0, 6-0.
"Steves is off to a good start," McClellan said. "He's won a couple matches now. (Cody Leimback and Joe Detlefsen) played a good match against probably Shelton's best players."
Yelm's Leimback and Detlefsen beat the Highclimbers' Joe Hayes and Alex Potts 6-4, 6-4.