OLYMPIA - All season, the Olympia boys soccer has been on a tough road - battling injuries and putting a different starting 11 on the field every game.
On Friday night at Ingersoll Stadium, the Bears earned their first 4A Narrows League victory with a 1-0 win over Shelton, a team the Bears lost to previously at Highclimber Stadium.
Olympia improves to 2-12 overall, 1-11 in league.
“It was a well-deserved win,” Bears coach Ty Johnson said. “They battled for 80 minutes. Getting the first league win is always tough.”
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Sophomore Tom McGahern gave the Bears their goal in the 15th minute on a header off a corner kick from freshman Jamison Corbin, who leads the team in goals and assists.
Next week, Olympia takes on Mount Tahoma and league-leading Bellarmine, which has already defeated Olympia, 1-0.
Olympia 12, Gig Harbor 6: The Bears (9-4, 5-4) jumped on the Tides early, scoring five runs in the first inning.
Bears coach Matt Loes said his team needed Friday’s victory as it heads into Monday’s rematch against Bellarmine, which has a two-game lead over the Bears.
Two weeks ago, Bellarmine topped Olympia, 1-0, in eight innings.
Nikki Schroeder was 3-for-5 with an RBI, and Emma Kelly-Glasoe and Gabby Braniff each went 2-for-4 to lead the Bears. Mackenzie Loete threw a complete game and struck out two.
Capital 12, Lincoln 0: Freshman pitcher Britni Wilson threw a five-inning no-hitter against the Abes as the Cougars remained in second place behind Wilson in the 3A Narrows League. Wilson struck out 10 and went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Alex Barrett-Jones also went 2-for-4.
Yelm 12, Foss 1: Lauren Voight threw a five-inning no-hitter, allowing an unearned run. Jaynani Cababat (2-for-4), Tessa Matthews (1-for-2), Megan Mendonca (1-for-2) and Marisa Ortega (1-for-2) led the offense.
Wilson 14, Timberline 2: Pitcher Rebecca Nelson blasted a home run – one of Timberline’s three hits.
Capital 3, Foss 1: Eli Fulton pitched a complete-game four-hitter as the Cougars inched closer to a second seed into the 3A Narrows League tournament. Capital needs to beat Foss today at 4:30 p.m. in Tacoma to earn the No. 2 seed. Fulton also helped himself at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Black Hills 1, Aberdeen 0: Bryan Lounsbury pitched a complete game, and Kalvin Hargrave delivered a clutch RBI hit to help the Wolves squeeze past the Bobcats. Hargrave and Jonathan Worf each went 2-for-3, combining for four of the Wolves’ seven hits.