Chlean soccers wins two against Cascade, Pateros

PATEROS - This evening (Oct. 14) the Goats had a short trip up river to take on the Pateros Nannies.  The trip started out rocky with us having bus problems and having to switch buses prior to leaving town.  We made it up river and were able to get a short warm-up in before starting the game.  

With only one day’s rest after playing Cascade, we were still recovering from a hard game.  We had many opportunities in the first half and the keeper for Pateros senior Naili Hernandez came up big with multiple saves.  It wasn’t until the 18th minute when Sophomore Jailyn Reinhart was taken down in the box earning a penalty kick.  Reinhart, went to the line and finished the ball to give the Goats the 1-0 lead.  We continued to put pressure on the Nannies but couldn’t convert another shot, and went into half with only 1 goal.
Going into the 2nd half we knew we needed to secure more goals to give us a more comfortable lead.  Quickly in the 44th minute, Reinhart crossed the ball to Sophomore Madi Barker who tapped the ball into the back of the net.  In the 60th minute, Sophomore Maya Cowan laced a long bull into the upper corner for the 3rd goal.  To close out scoring, we had a sister combination with Junior Kenia Sanchez sending a ball in on a corner to Senior Yenni Sanchez for the finish.
Upon extending our lead and knowing we have another quick turn around with a game this weekend, we were able to get players some well-deserved varsity time.  Freshmen Brynn Fielding along with Oliva Nelson gave us some great minutes.  Senior Neida Vargas and Junior Lizzy Knight all contributed and allowed us to keep the lead.
The Goat will continue play with a home game this Saturday (Oct. 16) vs the Wahluke Warriors.  This will be our Senior night as we honor our five seniors.

To say this was a big game is an understatement… After a tough loss to the Cascade Kodiaks in a shootout one week ago, we have had this game on our minds for a week.  We knew they would come out hard and would play another solid game.

From the very beginning we knew to win we would need to keep the ball on the ground and pass with pace and accuracy.  Through the first half we were still trying to find our touch and control.  The Kodiaks had a few close chances; however, our defense was able to clean- up and gain control.  We went into halftime a zero-zero tie.  Not wanting a repeat of last week, we knew we had to put the ball in the back of the net.  We especially knew that we didn’t want to factor in the early fall sunsets and have light limit play. We knew we had to take control.

Three minutes into the second half (43‘), a foul occurred 25 yards out.  It was an indirect kick which made it so that another player needs to touch the ball before it can go directly into the ball.  Junior Arden Paglia and Sophomore Maya Cowan lined the ball up for the free kick.  Paglia ran over the top of the ball and touched the top making the ball live.  Cowan stepped up and laced the ball towards the goal.  The ball bounced in front of the Kodiak keeper and skidded through her legs to give us the lead.

We continued to keep the ball on the ground and put pressure on the Kodiaks.  In the 58th minute of play we took a corner kick after attacking the end line.  Sophomore Jailyn Reinhart took the corner and struck a great ball all the way across the box.  It bounced off a Cascade defender and into the goal.  Reinhart was credited with the goal.

The rest of the match was back and forth as we continued to battle and get chances on both ends.  In the end we came out with the victory with a 2-0 win in regulation.  

Currently we are 7-4 overall on the season and 3-2 in league. We play two non-league game this week traveling to Pateros on Thursday and play host to Wahluke on Saturday at 11am as we honor or seniors and their parents. Come out this week and support the girls!


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