Published September 26, 2007
Capital prevails in WCC soccer tussle at YelmThe Olympian
YELM - Even though the 3-0 final score wouldn't seem to show it, both coaches agreed that Capital's Class 3A Western Cascade Conference girls soccer victory over Yelm was a close fight. "It could have been much closer," Capital coach Devin Proctor said. "We were 2-1 (for our league record) and Yelm was 3-0 so it was important for us to come out at Yelm and get the win. Yelm is a tough team." "I thought it was a well played game," Yelm coach Shelley O'Dell-Banyai said. "I felt like the score didn't reflect the way the game was played. Tori Blake played really nice outside-midfielder making a lot or runs and nice crosses. Ashley DeNio played really hard in the center-midfielder.""Libby stone came through in goal," Proctor said of the Cougars goalkeeper.Mikaela Kox, Kari Flaatrud and Cecil Flores scored for Capital. Shelton 4, Lakes 1 Kassi Profitt scored three goals as Shelton overpowered Lakes in a WCC matchup."We did some really good things," Shelton coach Brett Bartlett said. "We didn't finish as well as I would have liked. But we stretched the ball out really well. We had a lot of shots that missed just wide. It was a good game. Lakes is a good strong physical team. They have some good size and speed up front they're dangerous." Profitt found the back of the net first for the Highclimbers in the fifth minute. Kelsea Huston quickly followed five minutes later. Profitt added two more in the second half. "We had really great play out of Taylor Robecker at the center-midfielder position," Bartlett said. "And we had really good combination play out of our forwards, passing the ball well together and creating opportunities." Zoe Ostrander scored the Lancers' goal. Chehalis 2, Hoquiam 0 Leesha King scored twice, and Chehalis goalkeepers Rachel Hunt and Hillary Tak combined for the shutout. "We outplayed them," Chehalis coach Tino Sanchez said. "They are a good, young team. We enjoy playing them, and our defense did really well. We kept them out of the game." Tenino 3, Ocosta 1 Tenino's Sarah Coffman scored in the fourth minute, and Beavers teammate Barbara Arechiga added another in the ninth. Jenny Slocum added the third for Tenino."Chelsie Montgomery had a fantastic game," Tenino coach Kurt Brown said of his center-midfielder. "She collected and distributed the ball very well." Tumwater 4, River Ridge 0 Charlene Hitchcock scored the first goal of the game and assisted Katie Bergquist on the third goal as the Tumwater Thunderbirds remained undefeated through five games in the Class 2A Evergreen Conference.Tumwater took 15 shots on goal to none for River Ridge. Rochester 3, Castle Rock 2 Down by two goals going into the second half, the Rochester Warriors mounted an offensive attack that won the Southwest Washington 1A Trico Division game. Freshman forward Bryana Braykodich scored in the 49th minute to get the ball rolling for Rochester. Coming off a multi-goal game against Class 2A Elma, Braykodich scored the winner off an assist from Sarah Field, who also scored for the Warriors (1-2 league, 4-3 overall). "Bryana's always wanting to beat that defender to the ball," Rochester coach Jamie Black said of Braykodich's aggressive style. "She's a very physical player and has a good left foot, despite her right foot being primary." Boys golf
Chehalis 191, River Ridge 226 The Chehalis Bearcats simply had more consistency at Newaukum Valley Golf Course, besting the River Ridge Hawks by 37 strokes.River Ridge's Casey Adams was the EvCo match's medalist with a 1-under-par 35.Adams' return to the lineup, although not enough for the team to win, was a positive, according to Hawks coach Gary Larson."Last week, we were struggling," Larson said of the team's 0-2 record without Adams. "He comes back, and we win three in a row. I hope today was kind of a fluke. This is a much easier course than we're used to playing. I can't explain it." Capital 187, Yelm 223 The day belonged to Capital's Jarred Bossio from the first shot at Olympia Country and Golf Club. Bossio pulled a 3-wood from his bag and hit his tee shot within three feet of the hole. He then sank his put for eagle. Every hole after that, he made par. Bossio and his Capital teammates went on to beat Yelm. "He missed a few putts coming in," Capital coach Greg Santora said. "Four players in the 30s was a good overall team effort."Tyler Zawasta led Yelm with a round of 40. "We're looking forward to playing Tumwater (today)," Santora said of his 3:30 p.m. match at Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course.