Tonasket girls’ soccer begins season with tie to Oroville and win over Brid

Tonasket’s Michelle Timmerman (middle) pulls back to kick the ball between Oroville’s Naomi Peters (21) and Catie Arrigoni during the Tigers’ home game against the Hornets on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The game ended in a 4-4 tie.Photo by Terry Mills

Tonasket’s Michelle Timmerman (middle) pulls back to kick the ball between Oroville’s Naomi Peters (21) and Catie Arrigoni during the Tigers’ home game against the Hornets on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The game ended in a 4-4 tie.Photo by Terry Mills

BRIDGEPORT – The Tonasket girls’ soccer team ended their first week of play with a win against Bridgeport.

This win came two days after tying 4-4 with Oroville on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

“I didn’t think we played our best against Oroville,” Darren Collins, Tonasket head coach, said. “Our passing wasn’t as good as it usually is in practice. In the second half of the Oroville game, it didn’t go too bad. It took us half a game to get into, I guess.”

Oroville head coach Laura Kinman said the team played well.

“Even though the girls had no subs, they managed to play tough and play as a team,” Kinman said. “Oroville has small numbers this year but we play with big hearts!”

In the first half of the game, Naomi Peters of Oroville scored to two goals while Rachel Peters scored the other two goals for Oroville in the second half. The first Tonasket goal was scored by senior Cayla Monroe while the other three were scored by freshman Kelly Cruz.

Kinman said the highlights of the game against Tonasket were the goalie Taylor Sarmiento and Kelsey Hughes and Reinna Quick playing defense.

“We looked a lot better on Thursday when we played Bridgeport,” Collins said. “We won 5-1 and that was nice. We played good as a team. Our passing was good and Angela Vaughn did good as goalie that game, too.”

Collins said all five Tonasket goals were scored by Cruz and that she definitely has a lot of potential.

“Also, Angela Vaughn has been our goalie all this week,” Collins said. “She’s a junior but this is her first year ever playing soccer. She had six or seven saves against Bridgeport so she’s doing really well, too.”

Collins said if the team can continue playing the way they did in the second half of the Oroville game and against Bridgeport, then they should be able to play against anybody.

As of press time, the Tigers (0-0, 2-0) had not yet played Chelan at home on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Their next game is Thursday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. in Oroville and they’ll play away against Omak on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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