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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Brutal stretch for Goldendale soccer against the conference's top three teams

 

October 25, 2017

The tough streak continues for the Goldendale soccer team.

Despite the obvious improvements defensively and in the net, the Timberwolves still were searching for their first win this season when they fell 4-0 the Highland Scotties Tuesday afternoon in Cowiche.

It also doesn't help that the Timberwolves just finished up a brutal three-game streak against the three top teams in the South Central Athletic Conference before they met the Scotties.

Dating back to the Oct. 12 game against La Salle, Goldendale's last three opponents have a combined 29-6 SCAC West record (as of Tuesday morning) with just a few games left in the season. Despite the tough opponents and winless streak, the Wolves continue to play passionately.

Other than the 13-0 loss to the Lightning on Oct. 12, the Wolves have performed better throughout the second half of the season when facing teams for the second time.

Against the Cle Elum Warriors on Saturday, a 7-0 loss, the Wolves weren't able to get on the scoreboard, and allowed five goals before the break. Senior Mikayla Hagedorn made a handful of good saves in the net to wipe off some more Cle Elum scoring opportunities.

Goldendale stepped up its defense, allowing just two second-half goals to the 11-2 overall Warriors. It was a cold, wet, and rainy afternoon, similar to the weather during the La Salle game a week earlier. The Wolves did allow one fewer goal this time around to the Warriors then they did in the team's first meeting on Sept. 30.

A few days earlier on the 17, Goldendale dropped an 8-0 decision on the road to the third place Naches Rangers. They weren't able to get points on the board, but did allow two less goals than they did in their first meeting.

Although the results from Tuesday's game at Highland wasn't available when the papers were sent, you can count on the Wolves continuing to grind in search of their first win this season. The Scotties topped the Wolves 3-1 on Sept. 28 in Goldendale.

The Timberwolves then are on the road again Thursday for the regular season finale at Zillah kicking off at 4 p.m.

 

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