Riverhawks Blitz Cardinals


On Senior Night, nothing was going to stop Toledo as it looked to send off its elder group with a win in their last home game as high school students. 

When it was all said and done, the Riverhawks dominated Winlock from start to finish in a 15-0 victory Monday night. 

“It was senior night, so the girls came out excited out of the gate,” Riverhawks coach Noel Vazquez said. 

After a tough loss to No. 1 Okanagan last Friday, the Riverhawks responded with a strong win against the Cardinals Monday. 

“It wasn’t a complete moral downer, but it showed we needed to work on stuff,” Vazquez said of Toledo’s 4-0 loss against Okanagan. “They came out energetic and ready to work. We tried to work on passes and score on crosses. When things are just clicking and you work on it all week, you just have to finish the play.”

Seniors Marina Smith and Briza Gallegos recorded hat tricks in the first half, Rose Dillon and Hope Gould recorded a brace, and Dillon broke Toledo’s single regular season record for assists, where she currently had 19. Dillon is just two assists shy of the full record, for an entire season that includes postseason. 

“This is one of those teams that has worked really hard since their freshman year,” Vazquez said. “They leave everything on the field, game in and game out. They’ve definitely left their mark.”

The 10-2, 5-1 in league Riverhawks will have a chance to get revenge for their only loss in league this season when they play at Kalama on Wednesday.