WRHS SOCCER: Hornets secure bid for postseason play

The White River High soccer team found itself firmly entrenched in third place in the South Puget Sound  League 2A standings after splitting a pair of league contests last week.

The Hornets , 5-4-1 in league play, defeated Eatonville 3-2 Thursday, bouncing back from a 2-1 loss suffered at the hands of the second-place Fife Trojans on Oct. 18.

With just one game remaining in the regular season, White River can look ahead to postseason play. The Hornets, 6-6-1 overall, took on Franklin Pierce Tuesday and wrap up the SPSL 2A portion of the season Thursday by hosting the winless Washington Patriots.

At Eatonville, White River jumped on the scoreboard early when Ashley Powell scored. The host Cruisers scored twice to take the lead, but a goal by Lexie Wesner tied the game 2-2 at intermission. The Hornets’ game–winning goal came in the 60th minute, delivered by Cassidy France.

The tough loss to the 8-2 Fife Trojans was on the Hornets’ home turf and ended in a shootout. Regulation play was highlighted by a France goal at 62 minutes, which appeared to be enough to secure the win. The Trojans, however, scored at 79 minutes to send the affair into overtime.


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