KICKING UP A STORM

The Goldendale girls’ soccer team fought hard in recent games.

The ladies’ soccer team had another full week of games. So far these girls have been playing great and putting up big fights against some tough teams—and both games this week were no different. Each and every one of them played their very best. This 2021 soccer team is going to be one for the books. They now have a total of 21 players, which is the biggest team in Goldendale soccer history. That was helpful, with some injuries causing the team to make some adjustments this past week.

The first game was Tuesday at home against the Mabton Vikings. Their normal goalie was out due to injury, and the game plan had to be changed up. Kali Watson stepped in to protect the goal this game. They also had an injured player, Dakota Campbell, be cleared to play this week, and, boy, did she make a splash on her first game back. Mabton was another blow-out win for the Timberwolves. Four of the seven goals were made in the first half. Dakota Campbell with the first one. Graeson Mobley scored the second with an assist from Dakota Campbell. The third goal was made by Dakota Campbell. The fourth goal was made by Graeson Mobley. In the second half the girls scored three more times to make up the final score. Goal five was made by Addison Bomberger. The sixth goal was made by Dakota Campbell. The seventh and final goal was made by Graeson Mobley with an assist from Payton Sheridan.

The girls then had a few days filled with practice and working on a plan of attack against their Saturday opponent, the Warden Cougars. The Timberwolves have already played them once earlier in the season and came home with a win, so they were hopeful to do it again. But after a long-fought game, over time and another penalty shootout, the girls lost a tough one. But it wasn’t without a great fight. Averie Mell scored the first goal for the Wolves, and Graeson Mobley scored the second one. In overtime both teams scored once; Graeson Mobley was the scoring player for Goldendale.

These girls are so positive and such fighters that they are already looking to prepare for their upcoming games this week. They may need to make some adjustments, but they will be ready. The girls will have two away games, Highland and Grandview. We are wishing the team good luck!