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Beavers shut out Bruins

Woodland shut out Columbia High, 2-0, there last Thursday to end CHS's three-match Trico Division winning streak.

"They beat us all over the field," Bruins Coach Amy Kasenga said of the Beavers. "They had more shots on goal, more breakaways, more corner kicks; with all the attacks they had, we were lucky to hold them to two goals."

The Beavers (3-1, 4-2) led, 1-0, at halftime on an unassisted goal by Brittany Vargas.

They clung to that lead until Brooke Fincken scored on a long ball off a Kylie Brusco pass late in the going against a worn-down CHS defense.

Woodland goalkeeper Cassi Anderson finished with seven saves.

"We had several attacks that led to nice shot opportunities, but we didn't really put anything dangerous on goal," Kasenga said of the Bruins (3-1, 4-2).

CHS's coach suggested the outcome was, in part, the result of a "hangover" from CHS's big win at home against Kalama two days earlier.

"One of the things we need to figure out as a team is how to maintain a high level of play, no matter who the competition is," Kasenga said.

At Columbia High 10, Kalama 0 --

The Bruins ran their winning streak to three with their lopsided victory over the Chinooks here Sept. 21.

Freshman Naomi Halpern had her first career hat trick for CHS, and classmate Shannon McNallan scored two goals.

Freshman Johanna Zimbelman and sophomore Veronica Gonzales made it 4-0 at halftime with their first career goals.

In the second half, the Bruins also got goals from sophomores Chani Weiler and Kelsey Kidd, and freshman Mackenzie VanLaar.

Bruins Coach Amy Kasenga said CHS's "speed and skill level" were no match for Kalama.

Their superior ball-handling and passing enabled the Bruins to put 40 shots on goal. The Chinooks managed just five shots.

"It was a good game for us in that we were able to spread the scoring around," Kasenga noted. "But it was also bad because the game was so slow. Even though we dominated, we played like we were in slow motion and that carried over into Thursday" at Woodland.


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