Napavine Runs Past Raymond-South Bend

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NAPAVINE — The Tigers used four first half goals, and a brace from senior Natalya Marcial, to run past Raymond-South Bend 5-1 Monday night.

The Tigers (9-2, 5-1 league) came out red-hot, with Haley Gallagher scoring the game’s first goal off an assist from Makensee Taliaferro Bouge in the seventh minute. Just five minutes later, junior Danie Tupuola doubled Napavine’s lead after putting one through the back of the net. 

Napavine continued its aggressive attack, with Taliaferro Bouge cleaning up a blocked shot in the 24th minute, and Marcial scoring in the 37th and 62nd minutes, to take home the easy victory. 

“We did a good job moving the ball offensively on their end of the field,” Tigers assistant coach Chris Tarabochia said. “Defensively, South Bend is a good team, they’ve got good athletes throughout the field. Our girls are doing a great job playing better team soccer and moving the ball. Now we just want to improve defensively. We continue to make good strides to where we want to be.”

RSB’s lone goal came in the 69th minute, off a free kick from Kiana Bale, who slotted a good ball through foggy conditions through the back of the net. 

The Tigers will look to carry their strong play forward into a Saturday contest against Ocosta.

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