Girls Soccer: Tenino Continues Tear, Shuts Out Shelton


It was another game, and another victory for the Tenino girls soccer team Monday night against Shelton, earning yet another shutout victory to move to 4-0 on the season. 

The 3-0 victory was the Beavers’ third shutout of the year, and their fourth win in seven days to start the year. 

Morgan Miner got the scoring going in the fifth minute, taking a pass from Emma Barr and putting it through the back of the net to take the opening score and never look back. Megan Letts scored unassisted in the 40th minute, and then put another one through in the 45th to earn the brace. 

The seldom-tested Tenino goalkeeper, Trinity Tafoya, registered one save. That was mostly due to the play of Tenino’s midfield, and senior Alivia Hunter, in particular. 

“She’s not someone that shows up in the stat sheet, but she’s really solid in the midfield,” Beavers head coach Kevin Schultz said. “She shuts down opposing attacks before they even get started.” 

While Hunter kept Shelton’s attackers at bay, Hunter’s midfield mates, Letts and senior Grace Vestal, helped Tenino’s attack take off. Schultz said it’s been nice to see them all gel together in the early season after replacing some starters last year. 

Before the Beavers’ varsity win, Tenino’s junior varsity squad managed a 5-0 victory over Shelton’s JV team, starting the day off with a shutout win. Tenino’s next varsity game will be Saturday against Rochester.