Entiat soccer team pulls away from Hornets in second half

Meagan Moralez acknowledges Lily Hilderbrand’s assist on Moralez’s first goal as she and Mikayla Scott celebrate during Thursday’s contest.

OROVILLE – Oroville’s girls soccer team put forth its most solid effort of the season Thursday, Sept. 20, playing on even footing with Entiat until  a second half flurry by the Tigers finished off a 5-1 defeat of the Hornets.

The Hornets trailed 2-0 at the half despite playing a level field in terms of possession, but got back in the game when Meagan Moralez tallied her first career goal in the first minute of the second half. Lily Hilderbrand’s cross provided the assist.

The Hornets had a number of chances to tie the score, but came up empty.

Entiat scored thee goals in a five minute span  after the midpoint of the second half to put the game out of reach.

Oroville goalkeeper Tosca Pickering had nine saves, as did Entiat keeper Yumiko Sanford.

Alexis Swearinger and Aja Silliman each had two goals and Taylor Southard had one for Entiat (1-2, 1-0 CWL). Oroville fell to 0-5 (0-2).

The game was originally scheduled as a non-league tilt to be played in Entiat, but was switched to Oroville do to fire-related air quality issues. The Sept. 25 game between the two teams was rescheduled for Oct. 4. Oroville next plays at Bridgeport on Sept. 27.

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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