Soccer: Tumwater scores early, holds up for 1-0 win over Olympic



Tumwater 1, Olympic 0

(Tumwater, WA) The field was a bit wet when this non-league match began but conditions overall pretty good. Both teams have been successful on the offensive side so far early on in this season with the Trojans scoring 11 in 4 games while giving up only 1 sporting a 4-0 record and Tumwater 2-1 on the season scoring 5 in their 2 wins bugt getting shut out b y powerful 4A Camas.

Karli Taylor stunned the shot rolled in.
Karli Taylor stunned the shot rolled in.

The T-Birds would stun the defensive minded Trojans in just the 7th minute when Stephanie Moore fired a shot toward the left post from straight on and Olympic keeper Karli Taylor was sure the shot was going wide when it straightened out and rolled just inside the post into the back of the net. Taylor was stunned it rolled in but the T-Birds were happy to take the early lead.

The 2 teams would continue to battle through the 1st half and Karli Taylor made a couple of great saves to keep the Trojans in the match but we would end up at halftime with Tumwater leading 1-0.

The 2nd half continued much like most of the 1st half with Taylor making a few more critical stops to keep Olympic in the game. Tumwater keeper, Freshman Cassie Mullin with big help from the backline led by Kayse Smack kept the Trojans at arms length with really few legitimate scoring opportunities.

As time wore on in this match the mid-field and backlines both stepped up their games. Coming up big for Tumwater was Smack with Mikayla Kee, Sierra Snyder and Rillee Stillings. Olympic got nice games from Stephanie Barr and Sydney Zeitler.

The Trojans leading scorer, Hannah Troy had to leave midway through the 2nd half with an injury and did not return. Troy has scored 8 of the 11 goals the Trojans have scored this season and was clearly a blow to their offense when she exited.

Tumwater improves now to 3-1 in non-league play while Olympic is now 4-1 suffering their 1st loss of the season. Our Tommy Lowe of the Greene Realty Group Players of the Game went to the T-Birds Kayse Smack and Olympic’s Karli Taylor. The ProActive Physical Therapy play of the game went to Tumwater’s Stephanie Moore who scored the lone goal on the unassisted shot.

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