Beavers Clinch District Bid With Win Over Grizzlies

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Honoring its 11 seniors the best way it could, Tenino held on after building up a two goal lead to beat Hoquiam, 2-1, on senior night. 

Playing for the last time on the Black Top this season, the Beavers (11-4, 3-4 league) outshot the Grizzlies 18-4, and controlled possession throughout. 

“We played well,” Beavers coach Kevin Schultz said. “We created a lot of chances, we need to finish more. Give credit to Hoquiam, they played hard. We were happy to get a win and send 11 seniors out right.” 

Tenino opened its scoring in the 26th minute, off a nice showing of teamwork between three seniors. Alivia Hunter put a beautiful pass toward fellow midfielder Grace Vestal, and the senior then found teammate Abby Severse to put the Beavers ahead in the first half. 

The Beavers doubled their lead in the 64th minute, when senior Morgan Miner found Kami Oliveira, who buried the chance through the back of the net. 

Hoquiam managed a score in the 70th minute, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Beavers. 

“We feel like we could have scored more goals, which has been the theme of the season,” Schultz said. 

Schultz was also complimentary of the officials, saying they called a clean game Tuesday night. 

“It’s a thankless job,” he said. “We have had great officials all season. Tonight was a pretty clean game.” 

The Beavers will play their last regular season contest on the road against Eatonville on Thursday, before the playoffs begin. 

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