Thanks to goals by Layla Bader and Sydney Anderson, the Tornados defeated Port Angeles, 2-0, in their Class 3A subdistrict girls soccer game on Tuesday night at Yelm. They move on to the 3A West Central District III tournament Saturday.
Yelm coach Shelley O’Dell said her team had some postseason nerves to start the match, but her team regained its pace of the game after halftime. Bader’s goal came a few minutes before halftime on an assist from Kaycee Davis. Anderson found the back of the net 15 minutes into the second half for the insurance goal.
“(After halftime), we picked it up and started playing our game,” O’Dell said. “We got our passing down and utilized everyone on the field.”
O’Dell also credited the play of goalkeeper Devon Walker, who O’Dell said had some spectacular saves.
Saturday’s opponent and destination are still to be determined. Yelm will either play at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner or at Highline Stadium in Burien.
Olympia 2, Central Kitsap 1 (SO):The Bears survived their second consecutive loser-out match in the Narrows League tournament on Monday night and will be the league’s No. 5 seed heading into Saturday’s West Central District III tournament. The Bears defeated Central Kitsap on penalty kicks (5-4), and Rachel Fleener scored Olympia’s regulation goal in the 53rd minute.
Olympia will face the No. 1 seed from the South Puget Sound League (Emerald Ridge or Tahoma) in a winner-to-state, loser-out game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Federal Way Stadium. Emerald Ridge and Tahoma play today at 8 p.m. for the SPSL’s No. 1 and 2 seeds to the district tournament.
Olympic 2, Timberline 0: The Trojans ended the Blazers’ postseason run with a shutout victory at Silverdale Stadium. Anndrea O’Leary and Jaylyn Halstead scored for Olympic, which improves to 11-3-3. The loss ends Timberline’s season at 2-13.
Tumwater 5, Mark Morris 4 (SO): The No. 1-seeded Thunderbirds survived a scare against the Monarchs at Tumwater District Stadium, but came away with a win in a 4-2 shootout after two scoreless overtimes. Freshman Emily Barclift scored the game-tying goal with 0.8 seconds left to send the game into overtime.
Timberline 3, Port Angeles 0: Gatalina Schuster had 26 assists and three aces and went 15-for-17 serving, helping Timberline win its seeding game for this weekend’s district playoffs. Timberline won, 25-8, 25-12 and 25-21.
“We dominated the first two games from start to finish,” Timberline coach Krista Manke said. “In the third game we got stuck standing. We were losing in the third game and came back. It was a slower pace than what we’re used to.”
Timberline improved to 13-2 and tied Capital for the Western Cascade Conference championship. But the Cougars go as the top seed.
Timberline’s Mackenzie Crabbe had seven kills and went 18-for-20 serving, and teammate Alyssa Kellar added 11 kills, five blocks and five digs. Schuster, a team captain and setter, also had eight digs and a block.
“She’s our quarterback,” Manke said about Schuster. “She’s really a steady player. I always think highly of the way she plays.”
Timberline begins district play Friday at 2 p.m. or 3:45 p.m. at Auburn Mountainview High School.