Cashmere blanks wounded Tigers

Brent Baker/staff photo
Tonasket’ Alicia Edwards heads the ball past a Cashmere defender in the first half of the Tigers’ loss to the Bulldogs.

TONASKET – Not much went Tonasket’s way in a Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5-0 loss to defending Caribou Trail League champion Cashmere.

While the Bulldogs haven’t been clicking on all cylinders to the level they did last season, they were more than up to the task against a shorthanded Tonasket squad.
Midfielder Megan Beyers was out after suffering a practice injury, defender Elizabeth Jackson went down with a neck injury and was taken from the field by ambulance midway through the first half, and forward Kelly Cruz played with a sore groin in the second half.

Brent Baker/staff photo
The Tigers’ Jensen Sackman and a Cashmere player battle for the ball during Tuesday’s Bulldog victory.

Still, the Tigers were in the game through the first 40-plus minutes.
The Tigers nearly took an early lead off Alicia Edwards’ corner kick that forced an outstanding leaping save by the Cashmere goalkeeper.
Cashmere scored its opening goal shortly after Jackson’s injury. It looked as though the Tigers would get to halftime trailing just 1-0, but the Bulldogs scored in the final seconds of the half. A windblown corner kick curved into the hands of goalkeeper Baylie Tyus, but as she was bumped as she was making the save and the ball trickled into the goal.
That changed the entire tenor of the game, and Cashmere tacked on three quick goals early in the second half to put it out of reach.

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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