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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

After week of smoke, Timberwolves soccer finally plays first game

 

September 13, 2017

Jaryd Cline

Goldendale's Faith Hastings controls the ball during last year's home game against Naches.

After a week that saw two straight Goldendale home soccer games get postponed, the Timberwolves opening game finally took place on Saturday with the Royal Knights making the long trip.

However, the Timberwolves dropped their season opener 5-0 to the Knights during Saturday's make-up game.

Despite the loss, Goldendale was able to play with great control throughout the game, and combined to play great defense as a team throughout the first half of the game.

"At the beginning of the game we had control in the first quarter," fourth year head coach Anna DeMott said. "We played in their half of the field and had some shots on goal. We were really offensive."

Still a very young team with eight freshmen, DeMott also said that inexperience was one of the deciding factors in the game.

After the Knights went up 1-0, that seemed to take the air out of the young team.

"I think they haven't had enough time on the field to know that they're still in the game (after falling behind 1-0)," DeMott said.

The handful of postponed games early this season certainly didn't help the girls, who were set to start league play on Tuesday, and were loaded onto the bus, before it was announced that it was postponed.

"The girls were so disappointed (Tuesday)," DeMott said.

The Timberwolves were supposed to play on the road in Zillah for its first South Central Athletic Conference West match, but that game was canceled because of poor air quality in the valley. The schools are looking at dates to make the game up. The game might be made up today, but was unknown as of press time.

The Wolves are back at home on Thursday for another SCAC West game against the Granger Spartans kicking off at 4 p.m.

 

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