Beavers Come Back to Knock Off Eagles


Don’t look now, but the Tenino boys soccer team is building something.

“It’s starting to come together, we’re getting some momentum,” coach Trevor Fetbrandt said. “Something’s brewing in Tenino.”

Eight days ago, the Beavers lost badly to 2A Black Hills for their fifth straight loss. Fast forward, and they’ve now won three straight, capped by a 2-1 win over defending 1A Evergreen champs Elma — who had beaten them soundly the first time around — on the road Friday.

“This is a very tangible result, where you can say look, we’re getting better, we’re on the up-tick,” Fetbrandt said.

Alex Reichelderfer scored twice in the second half, converting a penalty kick in the 51st minute to tie the game up before giving his team the lead with a goal in the 71st off a feed from David Espinoza.

Brock Maurer came away with eight saves, as the teams were even at 11 shots apiece.

Elma took the lead in the 22nd minute, but despite the early deficit, Fetbrandt called the Beavers’ first half “the best we played all season.”

“The defense was super organized, and we were able to get our outside backs higher up the field to work them into the possession,” he said.

Tenino will take its burst of momentum into another key league matchup, heading to Montesano on Monday. The Bulldogs blanked the Beavers 3-0 when they played in Tenino on March 27.