CASHMERE – The Omak High School soccer team displayed how far it’s come this season by staying with league-leading Cashmere for 80 minutes last Saturday.
Cashmere won, 2-0, but it was by no means like the 6-0 shutout earlier this year or the 18-1 pounding of the Pioneers last year.
“Cashmere really likes to put on a show at home, but we kept it competitive,” Omak coach Chris Werner said. “Props go out to our team defensively, who didn’t shut them down, but limited the good looks they got on goal.”
Cashmere’s scored in each half on shots from center.
“One was off of a rebound that we didn’t finish playing defensively,” Werner said. “The second was a beautiful goal off of a cross on the deck with a one-touch finish.”
Omak goalkeeper Shawnee Covington finished with 15 saves.
“By far it was one of the best performances in goal we have had this year,” Werner said. “We have had some great goalkeeper play this season.”
Cashmere’s goalkeeper enjoyed a quiet game after the Bulldogs outshot Omak, 28-0, on goal.
Omak (4-10, 2-9-1-2 league, 10 points) is at Cascade (10-3, 8-2-1-0, 26 points) to finish out the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Cascade stops Tonasket
TONASKET – Cascade edged Tonasket, 2-0, in a Caribou Trail League soccer match Oct. 20.
“Cascade was a good game,” Tonasket coach Darren Collins said. “We lost 2-0, but we got in their heads. We had a lot of shots, we just couldn’t find the back of the net.”
Tonasket (7-7, 4-6-1-1, 15 points), which is in fifth place and in the running for one of six district playoff berths, is at league-leading Cashmere (10-3, 10-1-0-1, 31 points) to close out the regular season Saturday, Oct. 27.
District opens Tuesday, Oct. 30, with fourth- through sixth-place playing loser-out matches.
The CTL No. 6 is at CTL No. 3 and CTL No. 5 is at CTL No. 4.
The Top 2 teams in the standings receive first-round byes.
District continues Saturday, Nov. 3, with three teams advancing to state play.
Manson blanks Oroville
OROVILLE – Manson shutout Oroville, 5-0, on the Hornets senior night in a North Central 2B League soccer match Oct. 20.
“The girls were slow to want the ball,” Oroville coach Laura Kinman said. “We had good opportunities. We just had a tough time finishing.
“Our defenders played aggressive and smart to frustrate Manson. Great play from our defenders.”
Oroville (1-11, 1-5 league) is at Bridgeport (4-7, 0-6 league) for the final match of the regular season Saturday, Oct. 27.
Liberty Bell nips Fillies
WINTHROP – The Liberty Bell High School girls soccer team topped Bridgeport, 1-0, in a North Central 2B League game Oct. 18.
The Mountain Lions homecoming freshman princess McKenna Barnes scored the winning goal in the 65th minute.
“Liberty Bell dominated the possession of the ball,” Liberty Bell coach Mike Wilson said, whose team remains undefeated in league play. “The game was played in Bridgeport’s defensive half the whole game.”
Liberty Bell outshot Bridgeport, 10-2, on goal.
Mountain Lion goalkeeper Hannah “Bo” Hafso, in her first-ever varsity start, saved a penalty kick in the 59th minute to give her team a chance to win.
Wilson said his team was tried after a road trip two days earlier to Oroville and distracted by homecoming activities
“I was proud of the way they gutted it out,” he said. “There are no ‘ugly’ wins.”
The victory kept the Mountain Lions (8-5, 6-0 league) tied with Manson (8-4, 6-1) for the league lead. They each have 18 points.
The tie will be broken after the Mountain Lions traveled to Manson on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Entiat (9-4, 3-3 league) plays at Liberty Bell in the final game of the regular season Thursday, Oct. 25.
Okanogan smacks Chelan
CHELAN – The Okanogan High School soccer team opened an insurmountable lead while cruising past Chelan, 4-1, in a Caribou Trail League match Oct. 18.
Mackenzie Kraemer got the scoring started on an assist by Megan Parks.
Kara Staggs scored on a Parks assist and Parks scored on a Kaiti Klepec assist for a 3-0 halftime lead.
Kraemer scored on a Parks assists in the second half.
Chelan scored on a penalty kick late in the game.
Okanogan won the junior varsity game, 3-0.
True Downey, Emmy Engle and Janice Romero each scored.
Quincy (5-9, 4-7-0-1 league, 13 points) is at Okanogan (11-3, 9-3-0-0) on Bulldog senior night and the final match of the regular season Saturday, Oct. 27.
Brewster wins shootout
BREWSTER – Brewster edged Quincy in a shootout Oct. 18 to keep the Bears in contention for post-season.
The teams finished regulation and two overtimes tied, 1-1.
Brewster won the shootout 3-1.
With a week left in the regular season, the Bears are in fourth place with 16 points and a point ahead of fifth-place Tonasket with 15 points.
The third-place team hosts sixth place and fourth place hosts fifth place in the first-round, loser-out games Tuesday, Oct. 30.
First and second place in the Caribou Trail League receive byes for the first-round of district.
Brewster (7-6, 4-6-2-0 league) finishes the season at home against Chelan (1-12, 1-10, 3 points) on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Entiat edges Oroville
ENTIAT – Entiat put on a show for its fans in winning 5-1, over Oroville on Oct. 18.
Meagan Moralez scored Oroville’s lone goal off a penalty kick.
“We just had a tough time finishing, scoring,” Oroville coach Laura Kinman said. “Our defensive line played tough once and kept us in the game.”
Tonasket wins shootout
OMAK – Tonasket won a shootout over Omak after the teams finished regulation and two overtimes at 2-2 on Oct. 16.
Kelly Cruz scored a goal as did Jaden Vugteveen for Tonasket.
“Vugteveen was in the right place at the right time,” Coach Darren Collins said. “Their keeper came out, but didn’t get the ball and she(Vugteveen) made a nice kick in.”
Shaylyn Goodall scored both goals for Omak. One came on a free kick and the other on an assist by Haley Little.