Walla Walla women 4, CBC 1: In past years, the Warriors have
always had a scoring centerpiece, a lightning rod of offense who can
generate a goal chance at any time and from anywhere.
has been a bit different, though. Forward Tash Anderson leads the team
with 14 goals, but Walla Walla coach Chad Bodnar has relied on his
supporting cast a bit more.
That was evident Saturday, as four
different players scored goals against CBC, who held Walla Walla
scoreless until the 38th minute, when Kahiesha Johnson, a former Hanford
star, redirected a cross from Alli Madril past Nicole Porter for a 1-0
“We don’t have a Kaylie Winston, so we have to find more ways to score,” Bodnar said.
Johnson is a defender by trade, but Bodnar will rotate her in at forward if he needs a jump on offense.
“We needed somone to start things off, and Alli sent in a really good ball,” Johnson said of her third goal of the year.
Warriors came out firing in the second half, as Julie Belden charged
Porter in the Hawks’ 8-yard box on a long service. Belden got her hands
on the ball but collided with Belden, and the ball came loose. Belden
easily knocked the ball into the net for a 2-0 lead in the 47th minute.
midfielder Alicia Pacheco, a Kamiakin product, made an aggressive run
into the Warriors’ box two minutes later and was fouled by Peyton Moon,
drawing a penalty kick. Kellie Ross converted the kick to cut Walla
Walla’s lead to 2-1.
But the Warriors put the game away with two second-half goals by Marais Hicks and former Southridge star Meghan Sorenson.
just didn’t get it done today,” Hawks coach Matt Mills said. “We played
a good first half, but that first goal in the second half kind of
Mills praised freshmen Ross and Jasmine Banguis for their play in central defense.
WW, Kahiesha Johnson, (Alli Madril), 38:00; 2, WW, Julie Belden, 47:00;
3, CBC, Kellie Ross (PK), 48:00; 4, WW, Marais Hicks (Paige Pontarolo),
64:00; 5, WW, Meghan Sorenson, 83:00. Shots—WW 30, CBC 6. Saves—WW,
Kylie Mascol 2. CBC, Nicole Porter 10.
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