CASHMERE — The Cashmere girls soccer team played one of its local rivals on Tuesday, and emerged with a hard-earned victory.
Now the Bulldogs will turn their attention to another local rival.
Cashmere beat Cascade 2-1 on Tuesday, holding on after Lauren Johnson scored a tiebreaking goal in the 74th minute.
“Cascade came to play,” said Cashmere coach Dennis Tronson. “We always seem to get (opposing teams’) best effort. We needed that kind of challenge; tonight’s game will help us to take the next step. We were able to control the match, especially in the first half.”
Tessa McCormick scored the game’s first goal at the 10-minute mark.
Four minutes later, the Kodiaks tallied an equalizer when Kendall Loreth scored on a penalty kick.
But the Bulldogs’ defense stifled Cascade’s offensive attack; the Kodiaks tallied just two shots on goal.
On Thursday, Cashmere (5-0 overall, 3-0 Caribou Trail League) will play host to Wenatchee in an intriguing non-league ‘friendly.’
“The challenge for us coming into this game was both mental and physical,” Tronson said. “The challenge for us (Thursday) will be more physical, how we bounce back after playing (Tuesday).”
Moses Lake 3, Wenatchee 2
Wenatchee lost on a penalty kick goal after scoring two tying goals.
Moses Lake scored with 12 minutes gone to take a 1-0 lead into halftime, but a penalty kick goal by Emily Rader tied the contest at 2-2.
The Chiefs scored again to make it a 2-1 game, and Rader once again tied the game with a header off an assist from Melanie Schneider. Moses Lake knocked in the game-winning goal in the 61st minute to improve to 3-0 in league play.
“(Moss Lake is) a very strong team with lots of team speed, and they attack in waves,” first-year coach John Springer said. “But I thought our defense stayed very strong and really met the challenge.”
The Panthers dropped to 3-3-1 after the loss and are 2-1 in Big Nine play.
Eastmont 4, Davis 3
The Wildcats picked up their first win of the season on the strength of a heightened intensity.
“Our intensity was much better than in games past,” Eastmont head coach Erin Kavanaugh said. “They really stepped up the communication. I think they came out into the game tired of losing, honestly. We knew it was a game we could win, and they took advantage of that.”
Senior Rebecca Tarbert and freshman Kalea Bockma each had a goal and an assist, and Jerusha Pech did “a really good job controlling the middle,” according to Kavanaugh.
Eastmont plays West Valley of Yakima on Thursday at Wildcat Stadium. Kavanaugh said she hopes her team can build momentum off of the victory.
“It feels great. Hopefully we can keep that ball rolling, no pun intended,” she said.
Quincy 3, Chelan 2
Quincy struck early with eight minutes gone and took a 1-0 lead into halftime. The Jackrabbits scored again in the 67th minute to go up 2-0. Chelan scored its first goal of the contest on a penalty kick in the 76th minute and scored again three minutes later to send the contest to overtime.
Quincy sunk the game-winner five minutes into overtime.
Davis 3, Eastmont 2
The Wildcats won their first two sets of the season, but couldn’t clinch their first victory against the Pirates at home.
“For us to win two out of five tonight is a good thing,” Eastmont coach Molly Nelson said. “Our girls pursued every ball. We didn’t give up on any of the balls. I was proud of their effort and heart that they played through set five.”
Wenatchee 3, Moses Lake 1
The Panthers got a strong road win despite missing one of their top offensive performers.
Senior hitter Rachel Leiber was out with illness, but Ali Marboe stepped in capably and the team won 25-14, 25-15, 16-25, 25-19.
Kiana Black led the team with 18 kills, four blocks and three aces and Marboe finished the night with eight kills.
Chelan 3, Quincy 0
The Goats finished the evening with another strong win in league play. Abby Phelps led the team with 19 kills, Johanna Fuller had 30 assists and the team won 25-12, 25-14, 25-13.
Chelan coach Donene Hendricks was quick to credit the Jackrabbits for making it a closer match than what the final score indicated.
“Quincy’s a really good defensive team,” she said. “I thought that our serving was effective tonight, but they’re very defensive. There were some long rallies in there, even though the score maybe looked a little off-balance.”
Cascade 3, Cashmere 0
The Kodiaks dominated from start to finish in the CTL contest and got big contributions from Sydney Coffin, Eliana Ala’ilima-Daley and Kaycee O’Brien.
“We just controlled the ball well on offense and were able to put the ball in system and get it to our hitters,” coach Marni McMahon said. “… It was a contribution of everyone getting in and making some things happen.”