Soccer: Evco 2A T-Birds hold off Bobcats 1-0; Tigers and Wolves also post wins

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3/28/17

Centralia 6, Rochester 1   Game story by Matt Baide in Lewis County Sports Blog

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Tumwater 1, Aberdeen 0

(Tumwater, WA) The Tumwater T-Birds and Aberdeen Bobcats are expected to battle for the top of the league standings and in their league opener they did not disappoint as this match came down to the wire. Aberdeen certainly dominated in time of possession, shots and teed up 9 corner kicks but Tumwater’s backline and Keeper were the heroes of this match for the Birds as they shut-out the high powered Bobcat offense.

T-Bird Keeper Britton Fine more than lived up to his last name in fact he could have been named fantastic as he faced shot after shot and punched out, tipped up, smothered and stopped every Aberdeen attempt made on the night frustrating the Bobcats. Aberdeen’s best chance to score was in the first half with a shot headed into the upper quarter when Fine got his finger tips on the shot and the ball hit the crossbar and bounced out.

This sequence led to the only goal in the match and Kai Bentley knocked home the goal in the 33rd minute to give the T-Birds a 1-0 lead which they carried to the break and on to the win. Bentley’s goal also took our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game award.

It was not an easy task to carry that 1-0 lead to the win. In the 2nd half the Bobcats again turned up the heat with several attacks led by Tony Oropeza, Miguel Torres and Hulizes Chavez. Robby Lewis had a big night for Aberdeen with several long lead in kicks and throw ins. But Tumwater’s backline of Adam Warren, Ryan Warren, Nathan Seaman and Keegan Fields coupled with Fine’s efforts were too much for the Bobcats.

Tumwater also got a strong effort from Marco Ferrari, Ivan Rona and Logan Hess from their midfield positions. Tumwater gets off to a 1-0 league record and improves to 4-1-1 overall while Aberdeen is 0-1 and 3-2.

Our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Players of the Game went to Tumwater’s Britton Fine and Aberdeen’s Tony Oropeza.

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