Zack Russell scored in the 47th minute off an assist by Chris Robbins to give Tenino a 1-0 victory over Columbia Adventist in the 1A District 4 Tournament Thursday. It’s Tenino’s first district win since at least 2010, as far back as records could be found, coach Kevin Schultz said.
The Beavers improve to 7-5 and will finish with a winning record for the first time since 2012.
“Overall, a really good game. It was back-and-forth,” Schultz said. “Two evenly-matched teams.”
Keeper Alex Reichelderfer recorded seven saves. Schultz praised Will Tennehill and Zach Byer for their performances at center back, and Takari Hickle in the middle of the field against a team that played more physical than the Beavers were used to.
“He definitely brings an intimidating presence,” Schultz said. “The whole team stepped up big.”
Tenino will face the winner of Montesano and Stevenson on Saturday at a location yet to be determined.
Tied 0-0 at the end of regulation, Rochester was able to knock in three PK shots to W.F. West’s one for a shootout victory on senior night Thursday at home.
“It was a very good game,” Rochester coach Matt Ashton said. “We had our hands full with W.F. West. We didn’t want to have the same type of result as we did a month ago.”
Landing shots for the Warriors were Levi Jennings, Gabe Steward and Alexis Castill-Corona. Ashton praised his defense for keeping them in the game.
“Our defensive line stepped up today and held them at bay,” Ashton said. “Our goalkeeper, Brady Moen, was critical in stopping them.”
For W.F. West, it was the first time all season the Bearcats went to a shootout. Jacob Moeckel scored their lone PK.
“We did pretty well creating opportunities, we just struggled finding the back of the net,” W.F. West coach Allen Anderson said. “Just kind of an off-night. It was senior night for Rochester, so they were amped up. They came out with a lot of intensity.”
Rochester improves to 5-4-2 overall and hosts Shelton in the opening-round of the 2A Evergreen Conference Tournament at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
W.F. West (5-3-1) hosts an opening-round match at 1 p.m.
Centralia and Aberdeen battled to a 1-1 tie in regulation and went to double-overtime PKs where the Tigers were able to outshoot the Bobcats, 3-2, for their second-straight victory to end the regular season.
“Our guys came together and worked hard,” Centralia coach Henry Gallanger said.
Senior Kilmer Alverto-Gabarrette scored the Tigers’ lone goal off an assist by sophomore Leo Perez in regulation in the 25th minute, then Aberdeen tied it up in the 52nd minute.
Stephen Neely and Darrell Neuert each scored PK goals for the Tigers in the shootout. Gallanger praised keeper Victory Rojas for completing some excellent saves on the night, as well as Zaid Tekle at midfield.
“Zaid is playing like a boss right now,” Gallanger said.
Centralia opens 2A EvCo tournament play on Saturday with a time, location and opponent yet to be determined.