EAST WENATCHEE — It took a month, but the Eastmont girls soccer team finally had the benefit of playing a Big Nine opponent in front of its home crowd.
The Wildcats shined during a momentary break from the smoke Tuesday at a spruced-up Wildcat Field, shutting out Eisenhower 5-0.
The Wildcats (4-0 league) wasted no time against the Cadets, scoring four times in the first 11 minutes.
“That’s one thing we’ve been spending a lot of emphasis on — we can’t just be a one-half team,” said Eastmont coach Erin Kavanaugh, referencing the Wildcats’ old habit of scoring most of their goals after halftime. “We just wanted intensity from the start.”
Junior forward Rebecca Tarbert continued her torrid scoring pace, scoring three of Eastmont’s first four goals.
Rachel Linderman had a seventh-minute score, and Lindsay Martin closed out the scoring with a 30th-minute tally.
Jade Sherrel made four saves to post the shutout in goal.
Eastmont took 16 shots on goal to Eisenhower’s four.
The Wildcats continue league play on Thursday against chief rival Wenatchee. The game is set to be played at Eastmont, though there is a contingency plan to move the game to Moses Lake if bad air quality flares up.
Wenatchee 4, Sunnyside 2
Wenatchee’s ten shots on goal paid off in its first win — and first scores — of the season.
The Panthers averaged about two shots on goal in their previous games, coach Katie Fox said, and increasing the average helped them win.
“We’ve been focusing on taking greater risks,” Fox said. “If we don’t shoot, we’re not going to score.”
Wenatchee scored its four goals in the first half and Sunnyside scored its two in the second. Panthers keeper Jackie Bollinger made four of her five saves in the second half.
Cashmere 5, Tonasket 0
Cashmere adjusted its offense from the outside, allowing Lauren Johnson and Tianna Helm to find the goal, or assist in finding the goal, six times during the windswept shutout in Tonasket.
Johnson scored twice and assisted once, while Helm scored once and assisted twice.
“Tonasket tried to put more numbers in the center of the field,” Bulldogs coach Dennis Tronson said.
The Tigers had them shut down before the Bulldogs were able to find opportunities for the outside mids to score, according to Tronson.
Chelan 3, Omak 2
Chelan’s Alma Franco scored the deciding goal and assisted two others to lead the Goats to their first win of the season.
Wenatchee 3, Sunnyside 0
Wenatchee rolled to a 25-7, 25-6, 25-12 win over Sunnyside for its fifth straight victory.
Christie Adams led the Panthers (6-1, 4-1) with nine kills, three blocks and five aces.
Eisenhower 3, Eastmont 0
Eastmont made a few errors and Eisenhower took advantage to beat the Wildcats in three sets.
“All in all a pretty poor performance,” Eastmont coach Tim Davison said.
Davison said some players did step up when rotated into the game, but Eisenhower had the Wildcats’ number.
“Eisenhower played a smart game,” Davison said. “We did not adjust as well as I thought we would.”
Eisenhower identified players making errors and contined serving to them, Davsion said.
Chelan 3, Omak 0
In Chelan’s first set against Omak, its serving was very affective, Goats coach Donene Hendricks said.
“But in the next two we got a little inconsistent in our serving,” Hendricks said.
Aside from serving inconsistency, Hendricks said their offense performed well.
Abby Phelps of Chelan recorded 16 assists in the match,
Bridgeport 3, Oroville 0
Anita Velasquez had 10 killls, and Bridgeport (6-1, 2-0) posted a 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 win over Oroville.
Girls swim and dive
Wenatchee 120, Moses Lake 65
The Panthers posted several lifetime-best swims as they remained undefeated on the season, including Tori Peterson (200 freestyle, first place, 2:08.64), Erin Higley (200 individual medley, second place, 2:30.61) and Kayli Elwyn (500 freestyle, first place, 5:39.43).
Cass Peterson (100 backstroke), Katherine Robinson (100 breaststroke) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Cass Peterson, Tori Peterson, Elwyn and Hannah Bruggman added season-best times in their victories.
Bruggman also won the 50 and 100 freestyle events, and Randi Roberts was victorious in diving.