Eagle Brooke Goldsmith eludes a tackle from Montesano defender Ally McCaw and breaks away from the pursuit of Bulldog Jennifer Johnson on her way to make a strike at the Montesano goal. The two rival schools faced off on Saturday during on and off rain in the middle of the day.
Eagle Brooke Goldsmith shows her ball control in front of the Montesano net just before she takes a shot at goal in an attempt to capture one of her four goals in the game. Elma would come from behind and defeat the Bulldogs 5-2 in 1A Evergreen soccer play on Oct. 20.
Eagle Brooke Goldsmith takes aim as she sets the ball up for a score during the East county rival soccer match against Montesano. The Eagles would make up a 2-0 deficit and win their final home game over the Bulldogs, 5-2.
later it would be Goldsmith with an assist from Madison Newberry that would be the first of three consecutive goals for Elma to take the game to its final score of 5-2.
At the 62nd minute, Goldsmith worked a pass from Smythe for her third goal, and again five minutes later, Goldsmith finished her night of work for the Eagles with her fourth and final goal, a straight punch right in front of the net.
“We played good in the first half,” Bulldog Coach Jeff Lenherr said. “We just did not have the subs we needed in the second half, due to several injuries this year.”
The Bulldogs will have to get past Hoquiam and hope that other teams lose some games to see post season play.
For Elma, a district path is already in the works with their first game against La Center to determine first place in the district on Nov. 1 at Kalama.