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Boys Prep Soccer Roundup Elma offense sharp in dominant win over Tenino

Mar. 19—CORRECTION — A previous version of this article had incorrect information. The correct name of the Elma player mentioned is Ivan Rodriguez.

Elma looked sharp while Montesano and Aberdeen won key league games as we review Monday's boys prep soccer games on the Harbor.

BOYS PREP SOCCER

Elma 9, Tenino 0

Elma appeared to be in midseason form with a 9-0 throttling over Tenino in a 1A Evergreen League match on Monday at Davis Field in Elma.

The Eagles (2-0 overall, 2-1 1A Evergreen) wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as senior midfielder Hank Doelman scored on a shot from just inside midfield, netting a goal in the first minute on a 45-yard shot.

With unselfish passing throughout the field, Elma consistently worked the ball deep into Beavers territory and created open shots and dangerous scoring chances.

Elma senior striker Cason Seaberg scored on one of those chances in the ninth minute followed by co-captain Jose Perez scoring a goal in the 11th minute for a 3-0 lead.

The Eagles closed out the first half when midfielder Luis Torres scored in the 22nd minute.

Elma continued to put on an offensive clinic in the second half, with Seaberg scoring in the 47th minute on a loose ball that was bobbled by the Tenino keeper after a long ball in from Ivan Rodriguez.

Senior forward/midfielder Amador Ramirez then scored on an assist from Perez after Elma dissected the Tenino defense with multiple one-touch passes on a play that wowed the crowd.

Ivan Torres scored on an assist from Seaberg followed by a Seaberg goal in the 55th minute, staking Elma to an 8-0 lead.

The Eagles closed out the scoring with another pretty goal that started with Seaberg saving the ball from going across the end line with an athletic leaping back-heel kick. Several precise touches and passes later, Perez found Seaberg for a goal in the 67th minute.

"I wasn't totally pleased with some of our decision-making in the final third in the first half," Elma head coach Carson Seaberg said. "What we saw in the second half was a little better decision-making that led to an extra pass in the box and guys running on. ... I thought they committed to that."

But Elma's celebration was marred with just over four minutes left in the game when a scrum broke out near the Elma 18-yard box after a Tenino player took exception to a tackle.

After some pushing and shoving, cards were issued for both teams — including some unidentified players receiving red cards — and the coaching staff for both teams had the field cleared of players.

After a discussion with the referees, the game was called with Elma earning the 9-0 victory.

"There was a red card issued and a couple of yellows on our end," Coach Seaberg said. "The part that bothers me the most on that is that it's great to be supportive of your teammate, but understand how and when to do that. That's part of growing up sometimes. ... We'll talk about that and have some incentives on the practice field to not participate in those types of activities going forward."

In spite of the fracas at the end, Elma's cohesive ball movement and unselfish play resembled a team that had more than three games under its belt.

"I do appreciate the way they played and moved the ball," Coach Seaberg said. "I think there are some areas we can continue to improve on and I want them to keep playing right, but there were a couple of goals today where we had four consecutive passes that led to a goal."

Elma plays at Ilwaco at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tenino 0 0 — 0

Elma 4 5 — 9

Scoring

First half — 1, Elma, Doelman, 1st minute. 2, Elma, Seaberg, 9th minute. 3, Elma, Perez, 11th minute. 4, Elma, L. Torres, 22nd minute.

Second half — 5, Elma, Seaberg, 47th minute. 6, Elma, A. Ramirez (Perez), 54th minute. 7, Elma, I. Torres (Seaberg), 55th minute. 8, Elma, Seaberg, 58th minute. 9, Elma, Seaberg (Perez), 67th minute.

Montesano 4, Hoquiam 1

Montesano scored a pair of goals in the final six minutes of the game to pull away from Hoquiam 4-1 on Monday at the Sea Breeze Oval at Hoquiam High School.

The Bulldogs (2-2, 2-0 1A Evergreen) took a 1-0 lead on a goal by junior forward Nolan Swenson in the 22nd minute.

In the second half, Hoquiam (1-4, 1-2) tied the game on a penalty kick by sophomore midfielder Santiago Martinez Ortiz in the 47th minute.

Monte regained the lead on a goal by senior defender Spencer Lovell in the 54th minute and put the game away with goals by senior midfielder Jio Torres and junior forward Felix Romero — on an assist by Levi Clements — in the 74th and 79th minutes, respectively.

"I think we made life harder on ourselves," Monte head coach Fidel Sanchez said. "Our buildup was fine, but our decisions to approach inside the box were just not there. We were taking and missing long shots instead of dribbling into the space that we found."

Montesano had 11 shots on-target in the game to Hoquiam's four.

"The score does not reflect how we played, whatsoever," Hoquiam head coach Corri Schmid said. "I think the possession of the game went back-and-forth the entire time. ... I'm so proud of the team and how they've come together in how they work as a team. We're finally starting to build that chemistry that we need to get better and succeed."

Montesano's junior varsity team won 8-2 on Monday.

Bulldogs sophomore midfielder Andrew Melendez had a hat trick with three goals in the game.

Hoquiam plays Eatonville at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hoquiam High School.

Monte takes on Forks at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Forks.

Montesano 1 3 — 4

Hoquiam 0 1 — 1

Scoring

First half — 1, Montesano, Swenson, 22nd minute.

Second half — 2, Hoquiam, Martinez Ortiz, 47th minute. 3, Montesano, Lovell, 54th minute. 4, Montesano, Torres (Desjour), 74th minute. 5, Montesano, Romero (Levi Clements), 79th minute.

Aberdeen 4, Black Hills 0

Aberdeen scored four first-half goals en route to a 4-0 win over Black Hills on Monday in Tumwater.

The Bobcats (2-2, 1-1 2A Evergreen) found their offensive game in picking up their first 2A Evergreen Conference win of the season.

Aberdeen's pinpoint passing helped to create pressure on Black Hills (0-4, 0-3) in the first half.

The Cats broke a scoreless tie in the eighth minute when striker Elmer Torres beat two Wolves defenders and sent a cross to center midfielder Marc Avila, who slotted a shot past the keeper for a 1-0 lead.

Juan Serrano doubled Aberdeen's lead with a goal off a rebound in the 17th minute followed by a goal from Evan Cone on a 25-yard shot off a pass from senior forward Camden Friberg in the 21st minute.

Torres completed the scoring when he scored on a 20-yard free kick after Cone was fouled just outside the 18-yard box with five minutes left in the first half.

That was more than enough for Aberdeen goal keepers Jazir Arenal and Evan Sanchez, who combined to pick up the shutout.

"With most of our squad back at almost full speed, we were moving and communicating well," Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming said. "With a little more precision in our passing and finishing the score would have looked a lot worse."

Aberdeen's JV team won 7-1 on Monday.

Trino Villar scored three goals with Edgar Ceja, Ricky Granados, Oscar Leiva and Cristhian Mendoza scoring a goal apiece for the Bobcats.

Aberdeen hosts Rochester at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Aberdeen 4 0 — 4

Black Hills 0 0 — 0

Scoring

First half — 1, Aberdeen, Avila (Torres), 8th minute. 2, Aberdeen, Serrano, 17th minute. 3, Aberdeen, Cone (Friberg), 21st minute. 4, Aberdeen, Torres, 35th minute.

Second half — none.