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Spartans beat Yelm; return to SPSL action

Mike Orphan scored three goals, including one unassisted, to lead Sumner High past Yelm 4-2 in nonleague soccer action April 1 in Yelm.

It was the first loss of the season for the Tornadoes.

Sumner built a 3-0 lead in the first 47 minutes of play. Orphan scored his first goal 17 minutes into the contest off a Dan Gunstone assist. He scored an unassisted goal 18 minutes later as the Spartans took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

Orphan scored his final goal in the 47th minute before the Tornadoes, who reached the state tournament last season, scored twice in a two-minute span as brothers Daniel and Miguel Gonzales each scored to trim the lead.

Sumner’s Martin Schmuck scored an insurance goal with a minute remaining in the contest.

Sumner hosts Enumclaw Friday in a Class 3A South Puget Sound League game and faces Capital Tuesday in a nonleague contest.

Reach Dannie Oliveaux at doliveaux@courierherald.com or 360-802-8209.

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