Two mishaps turned into two goals for Black Hills girls soccer on Saturday afternoon.
And two goals — by Joslin Lindsay and Jessica Rogers — turned into a third consecutive Class 2A state berth for the Wolves as they blanked Woodland, 2-0, in a District 4 tournament elimination game Saturday at Tumwater District Stadium.
“The weather caused problems today, so we’re happy to see the girls create some opportunities and get benefit out of it,” Black Hills coach James Corbin said.
Rain poured for the majority of the match, and caused two slippery situations for the Beavers.
Black Hills’ Sam Lindsay sent a long ball into the box in the 28th minute which slid off of Woodland goalkeeper Delainie Anderson’s hands.
Joslin Lindsay corralled the rebound and effortlessly tapped it into the net for the eventual game-winning goal — she holds the all-time career scoring record at Black Hills with 73.
The Wolves controlled the possession for the majority of the match, though the Beavers created a few scares in the first half. Black Hills goalkeeper Sidney Rees collected four saves in her first career start — she replaced Jordyn Westby who was out sick.
“It’s hard to stay at a 1-0 lead, so we want to get more goals,” Rogers said. “But, obviously, we’re trying to defend.”
Any lingering nerves were settled in the 55th minute when Sam Lindsay played a short ball off a corner kick that ricocheted off of Anderson’s foot.
This time it was Rogers who handled the deflection.
“I was just kind of there and got an easy goal in,” she said. “It’s just being there and finishing the opportunities that are given to you.”
The Wolves nabbed the No. 3 seed out of District 4 with the win, and will face District 2/3 No. 3 Highline in the first round of the state playoffs next week.
This will be Black Hills’ eight trip to the tournament since the school opened in 1997. The Wolves have never made it past the first round.
“We’re all on the same page,” Rogers said. “So, that’s the kind of thing we’re looking for this year.”
Tumwater’s Kylie Otton snagged an individual title and qualified for state in the 100-yard butterfly at 1 minute, 4.83 seconds at the 2A District 4 Championships at The Evergreen State College.
Nicole Howard took second for the T-Birds at 1:08.21 to qualify for state alongside Otton.
The T-Birds (376 points) finished second to Aberdeen (445.5) in the team standings. Black Hills (219) took fourth.
Black Hills sophomore CeCe Pennella qualified for her second consecutive state trip with a first-place finish in diving at 403.85 points. Tumwater’s Claire Barnard (344.85) took second and also qualified.
Hope Roethke, Howard, Otton and Kali Teal also won the 200-yard medley relay for the T-Birds in 2:01.77 seconds.
W.F. West’s Gabrielle Godlewski claimed two individual titles, placing first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:34.00) and 200-yard freestyle (2:04.86).
The Olympian staff contributed to this report