Soccer teams undefeated; offenses explode

Both the White River and Enumclaw teams are scoring like they’ve never before.

It’s been a spectacular start to an abbreviated soccer season on the Plateau, as both Enumclaw and White River’s girls jumped out to 3-0 starts.

Not only have the two clubs posted six shutouts in six games, but they’re scoring goals at a mind-boggling pace. Through contests of last week, the Hornets – and the other Hornets – had combined to outscore their opponents 56-0.

Enumclaw’s most interesting game was the third, which resulted in a 6-0 road victory over the Steilacoom Sentinels. It was a 1-0 game at the break but EHS exploded during the second 40 minutes.

Doing the damage March 4 were Olivia Quinnett, who scored three goals, and Bella Hoyer, who assisted on all three and added a goal of her own.

Two days earlier, coach Shawn Tobius and his crew had blasted the Washington Patriots 14-0 and, in the season opener, the squad routed Clover Park 12-0. Hoyer had come up big against Washington, finding the net four times, while Saydee Anderson added three goals. Against Clover Park, the EHS varsity raced to an 8-0 halftime lead then watched as the junior varsity team outscored the Warriors 4-0 during the second half.

White River’s March 4 game at Foss High was cancelled, but coach Joe Birklid’s team had dominated in three home games. The early schedule shows a 9-0 victory over Clover Park, a 6-0 win against Franklin Pierce and a season-opening 9-0 triumph over the Eatonville Cruisers.

The victory over Clover Park featured a balanced attack that had Hanna Saylor posting two goals and seven teammates adding to the scoring column.