1A Girls Soccer: Beavers Bounce Back, Avenge Loss to Montesano

REBOUND: Tenino Took a 3-0 Lead in the First Half and Held On for 3-2 Win


Two days after suffering their first loss of the season, the Beavers started hot and stayed in control for a 3-2 1A Evergreen Conference girls soccer win in Montesano.

“It was great. We made a few adjustments yesterday at practice, and we really executed those things well,” Tenino coach Kevin Schultz said. “We started out the game a lot better this time.”

Tenino fell in a quick 2-0 hole in Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to Montesano, but flipped the script on Thursday. Brieanna Dell opened the scoring six minutes in on an assist from Morgan Miner, and Grace Vestal — assisted by Dell — added a goal two minutes later. 

“It was a complete reversal from Tuesday night,” Schultz said.

A corner kick from Dell bounced off a defender and into the net in the 30th minute, giving the Beavers a 3-0 lead at halftime, but Montesano rallied early in the second half with goals from Mikayla Stanfield and Jaiden Morrison in a five-minute stretch.

“We were really solid, defensively, outside of those five minutes,” Schultz said. “But any time you can bounce back and win, it’s a great game.”

The Beavers also got contributions from goalkeeper Trinity Tafoya and defender Elizabeth Disken, a pair of sophomores who moved into starting roles due to injuries, Schultz noted.

Tenino (7-1, 3-1 league) hosts Elma on Tuesday for senior night.