Looking for its second win, Black Hills fell behind early on the road to Rochester, trailing by two goals with 15 minutes to play in regulation. With their backs against the wall, the Wolves (2-0) tied the game, briefly took the lead, and then let the Warriors tie it before finally winning in extra time, 4-3.
Starring for Black Hills was junior captain Mia Oniskey, who recorded a brace with a goal in the 70th minute and the golden goal in extra time to pull out a win in the thriller. The Wolves other goals came from Lauren Graham, who scored in the 66th minute, and Bailey Lee, who scored in stoppage time off a penalty kick.
For the Warriors, who drop to 0-2 on the season, it's yet another game where they let a lead slip away in the second half. Rochester led 2-0 up until Graham’s goal in the 66th minute, and fell behind 3-2 in stoppage time with things looking bleak. But this time, they didn’t concede in regulation.
Rochester fired back a goal of its own after a heartbreaking call to give Black Hills a penalty in the box that gave them the lead. Sophomore Staysha Fluetsch fired a rocket to tie the game with minutes left to send the game to extras.
But it was Oniskey who came up big again in extras, scoring the game-winner for Black Hills to continue its undefeated start to league play.
The Rochester coaches awarded their women of the match award to the entire team for a hard-fought loss Wednesday evening. Junior Jessa Lenzi and freshman Piper Quarnstrom also scored goals for the Warriors.
Playing against a young Winlock squad, Napavine scored early and often en route to a 7-0 victory Wednesday evening. The Tigers dominated possession, and scored three goals in the opening 10 minutes to establish their scoring early.
Leading the way was senior and all-area talent Natalya Marcial, who recorded a hat trick with goals in the 5th, 38th, and 46th minutes. But just behind her was sister Abby, who recorded a brace with goals in the 23rd and 28th minutes.
Other goal scorers were senior Makensee Bouge and freshman Haley Gallagher.
Napavine won’t wait long to see the Cardinals again, playing them next week on the road for back-to-back matchups.
After defeating 2A W.F. West Tuesday night, Montesano doubled down and defeated another strong Lewis County soccer club Wednesday night. The Bulldogs built up a four goal lead over the first 62 minutes, and it was too much to overcome for Adna playing on the road, with the hosts winning 4-1.
Senior Summer White had the Pirates’ only goal in the 71st minute, off an assist from Kaylin Todd, but it wasn’t enough in a loss to an experienced team.
“We’re going to learn from this and grow,” head coach Horst Malunat said. “To be successful sometimes you have to fail, we played a really good team tonight and we’re only going to grow from here.”
Though it might not look like it on paper, Malunat was impressed by the play of his team against an experienced and deep Montesano team. His senior goalkeeper, Macy Kalnoski, finished with 15 saves despite giving up four goals. But for Malunat, he wouldn’t have it any other way. A tough non-league schedule will only help his team, he said.
The Pirates will look to bounce back on the road again against Castle Rock on Saturday.