It was a day of firsts for the Tenino girls soccer team Saturday in Ocosta.
It was the first time the Beavers had played on grass this season. The first time they had played on a narrow field. And three freshmen scored the first varsity goals of their career during a 7-1 non-league victory in Westport.
The Beavers brought their junior varsity with them and 25 players saw action, with seven total scoring goals, three of which tallied both a goal and an assist.
“We saw contributions from everyone,” Tenino coach Kevin Schultz said. “The level of play never dropped.”
Senior Megan Letts started the scoring early with a goal in the first minute off an assist by Abby Severse. Severse then nabbed a goal of her own in the 22nd minute by an assist from Grace Vestal. Severse now has four goals and two assists in three matches. And to complete the circle, Vestal got her goal off an assist by Letts in the 28th minute.
Freshman Holly Thoren notched her first career varsity goal in the 35th minute, unassisted. Emma Barr followed that up by knocking in an unassisted goal in the 53rd minute to make it 5-0 Tenino.
Freshman Paisley Garcia punched in her first career varsity goal in the 68th minute before Ocosta finally got on the scoreboard with a goal by Mikki Ness off a corner kick in the 72nd minute.
“It was a good play by them but we were frustrated and wanted to keep our scoreless streak going,” Schultz said.
Freshman Natalie Lucero finished off the scoring with her first varsity goal by an assist from Thoren in the 79th minute.
“We played the second half with younger players and it was our first real picture of what next year’s varsity is going to look like playing a varsity team,” Schultz said.
Tenino (3-0) hosts Class 2A Shelton on Monday in non-league action.