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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Goldendale soccer battles but falls to powerful La Salle during homecoming week


October 18, 2017

The Goldendale girls soccer team faced one of its stiffest challenges yet during last Thursday’s homecoming contest against La Salle in the wettest and coldest game of the year, but that didn’t stop the fight in the Wolves against the Lightning.

The top team in the South Central Athletic Conference, the Lightning finished runner-up at last year’s state tournament and have made the tournament the last seven years after joining the 1A classification.

The Wolves fought hard with the Lightning as it poured rain in the opening half, but La Salle’s attack and defense was just too much for the home team in the 10-0 loss. La Salle has been too much for any team they have played this season.

La Salle is now 10-1 overall and the only team among 15 South Central Athletic Conference teams that is undefeated in league play. They have allowed just four goals all season.

Goldendale held the Lightning to 10 goals Thursday with some improved defensive play, two goals fewer than the first meeting between the teams on Sept. 19 in Union Gap.

“Ashlynn (Muzechenko) and Tiana (Watson) played their hearts out on defense,” assistant coach Stephen McCandless said.

McCandless was filling in for head coach Anna DeMott, who came down with strep throat again and forced her to miss the game. Many girls also have missed time with illnesses this season.

Goldendale was on the road Tuesday in Naches, and fell 8-0 to the Rangers.


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