Riverhawks Bring Energy in Win Over Bulldogs


After spending over 100 miles and nearly two hours on the team bus together on their trip to Stevenson, the Toledo Riverhawks girls soccer team needed to make sure they were properly energized for a league tilt Wednesday night. 

“Weird things happen when teams come to Stevenson,” Riverhawks coach Noel Vazquez said. “You have to get over the hump after sitting on the bus for that long and bring energy.”

The Riverhawks (9-1, 4-1 league) did just that, soundly defeating Stevenson 6-0 after the long trip south. 

Toledo wasted no time getting the scoring started, with Vanessa Rodriguez finding Jazzy Zarate for the games first goal in the sixth minute. One minute later, Rodriguez found the back of the net herself unassisted. Five minutes after that, Rodriguez recorded an early brace off an assist from Briza Gallegos. 

After a scoreless rest of the first half, the Riverhawks put three more goals through the back of the net, with Gallegos scoring twice off assists from Marina Smith and Rose Dillon, and Smith scoring the last goal in the 69th minute off a feed from Ryah Stanley. 

It’s Smith’s county-leading 17th goal this season for Toledo. 

The Riverhawks have a huge non-league matchup against No. 1 Okanogan Friday night in Sumner at 6 p.m. before resuming league play against Winlock on Monday for Senior Night.