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The Olympian |
HOQUIAM - With a 3-0 shutout victory over the Hoquiam Grizzlies on Thursday, the Tumwater Thunderbirds extended their record to 6-0 in the 2A Evergreen Conference and have yet to yield a goal in conference play.
After a scoreless first half, the T-Birds got second-period goals from Lindsay Bert, Kelsey Lenherr and Charlene Hitchcock, who opened the scoring and also assisted Lenherr's score.
"It was a good match," Tumwater coach Lew Kittle said. "Hoquiam tries to pack in the box and make it hard to score - which they did. We got a little impatient, but once we got that first goal, then we got that cluster of three."
With just two shots on goal, the Grizzlies couldn't do much against Tumwater's defense, anchored by Ashley Villm and Megan Herbert.
"They're playing awesome defense," Kittle said. "They're keeping things under control and they're well-organized."
Rochester 6, Stevenson 1
The Stevenson Bulldogs got on the board early with an unassisted goal in the first 10 minutes, but the Rochester Warriors surged to victory and evened their Southwest 1A League record at 2-2.
Bryana Braykovich scored three goals and Erica Munson added two in the win. Sarah Fields had two assists, one each on goals by Braykovich and Munson.
With Rochester nursing a 2-1 lead heading into the second half, the Warriors got their offense clicking and drove home four goals in a 19-minute span.
"The team worked well, definitely in the second half passing the ball around," Rochester coach Jamie Black said. "We took advantage of lots of openings, crossing it into the middle."
Timberline 1, Yelm 0
It took a marathon seven-round penalty kick shootout for the Timberline Blazers to earn the Class 3A Western Cascade Conference victory.
Yelm took the early shootout advantage when the Tornados' keeper made a save, putting them up 2-1 after two rounds. Then Timberline's Marrika Benson made a save in the third round, and the teams got back to even.
Both teams scored in the fourth round, and then Benson made another save in the fifth, but the Blazers' shot at a game-winner sailed over the crossbar.