Women's soccer battles for NWAC West

By Aileen Kaye - Staff Reporter

The Highline women's soccer team came home with its sixth win in league competition after downing Centralia on Sept. 27.  

The Thunderbirds are second in the Western Region, just behind Tacoma. 

On Sept. 23, the Thunderbirds played against Green River, beating them 5-0.

Highline outscored Centralia, 9-1, with the first goal scored within seven minutes of the game by Sara Orlando. A minute later, Jewel Boland, who ended up finishing the game with a hat trick, made her first goal. 

Centralia wasn't able to find the net until 24 minutes into the game, on an unassisted goal from Joslin Lindsay. 

Highline freshman Kaci-lyn Navarro assisted Taylor Capuzzi with both of her goals, along with Fiona Dawson's single goal. A returning sophomore Blanca Acuario scored once in the first half and again in the second, both goals were assisted by freshman McKenzie Buell.  

The Thunderbirds laced up their cleats Wednesday to challenge the Raiders, at Pierce College. Results from that game were unavailable at press time.

Pierce was ranked fourth in the Western Region, standing with four wins and three losses. Ranking two places ahead of Centralia, Pierce was expected to be a tougher competition. 

 "The first time we played Pierce we struggled," said Highline sophomore forward Sara Orlando. 

She said that the Thunderbirds walked onto the field overly confident as if they already won the game. 

"When we play against them we are going to come out hard the first five minutes," in order to, "prove and show them that they can't hang with us. All in all, it's going to be a battle between who wants it more," Orlando said.  

Highline will face its next opponent at Starfire, on Oct. 7 against the Tacoma Titans at noon. Then four days later, on Oct. 11 will be playing away against Grays Harbor at noon. 

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