Katie Yarnell's clean-up goal late in the second half last Friday earned Trout Lake its first Greater Columbia B League win of the 2007 soccer season.
The Mustangs, who were outshot 21-9 (14-5 on goal) by the visiting Sunnyside Christian Knights, overcame two one-goal deficits en route to their 3-2 victory.
Said Mustangs Coach Doug Dearden: "I liked the fact that we had to comeback two separate times to tie it. That is a tremendous accomplishment for a team that has not had much success in league play."
Mikael Dick got Trout Lake on the scoreboard in the 18th minute of play, picking up a through ball from Dannon Kavanagh and slipping a shot past Sunnyside Christian's keeper for his team-leading 13th goal and a 1-1 tie.
Midway through the second half, Anna Schmid scored to make it 2-all.
"It was good to see some other players step up and score some goals," Dearden said. "I told the kids that I thought we would need three goals to win, but I wasn't sure who besides Mikael would score them."
After Yarnell gave the Mustangs the lead with a putback into an open net, they held it with a strong defensive effort spearheaded by goalkeeper Kris Wood, who finished with nine saves.
"Kris is a tremendous goalie. His sense of place and timing in the box is outstanding," Dearden noted, "and his play on a wet field totally frustrated Sunnyside Christian."
Moses Lake Christian 2, at Trout Lake 1:
The visiting Lions rallied in the second half last Saturday with goals in the 60th and 73rd minutes of the GCB match.
Trout Lake's goal came in the 21st minute, on a throw-in by Dannon Kavanagh that Katie Yarnell tipped with her head before it bounced off a Moses Lake defender and into the goal.
Conditions on the rain-soaked field--which Dearden described as "worse" than Friday's--thwarted another Trout Lake scoring opportunity late in the first half.
On the play, Mikael Dick took a pass from Kavanagh and broke through the defense. He only had the goalkeeper to beat, but to no avail.
"As he was getting ready to shoot, water stopped the ball and the goalie fell on it, stopping the attack," Dearden explained. "Up 2-0, we could have opted for a slightly different strategy in the second half."
Columbia 11, at Stevenson 0:
The Bruins set a season high for goals scored and registered their third consecutive shutout in the Oct. 16 SWW 1A League girls soccer victory over the Bulldogs.
The win--its seventh overall--solidified Columbia's hold on second place in Trico Division standings, with two matches remaining in the regular season.