T-Birds shut out all opposing teams
By Konner Hancock - Staff Reporter
The Highline women's soccer team played two big shutout games last week.
The first place 9-0-1 T-Birds dominated any competitor that come in their path last week. The first shutout win was at home against the 0-9-0 Grays Harbor Chokers and then the second shutout victory was at home against 1-8-1 Lower Columbia Red Devils.
On Oct. 12, the T-Birds destroyed the Chokers with an 8-0 victory.
Six of the eight goals were scored in the first half.
Freshman forward Madasin Jennings and sophomore midfielder Angelique Deittrick each scored twice in the first half with sophomore defender Maya Gray assisting them both
Then, freshman defender Bianca Acuario and sophomore defender Chentay Warnes each scored and had an assist.
"We have been attacking a lot more which puts teams on the defensive hence they can't attack us as much," said the head coach of the women's soccer team, Thomas Moore.
In the second half of the game two more goals were scored.
Grays Harbor scored an own goal and then Jennings scored her third goal to complete her first hat trick of the season.
"It was good confidence for [Jennings]. We hope she can continue that as we move into these more competitive games ahead," said Moore.
Highline's sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Thompson had one save on the game.
Then on Oct. 15, at home Highline faced off against the Red Devils, defeating them with a score of 7-0.
"We finished a better percentage of our opportunities," said Moore. Before "we have left a lot of good scoring chances out there with no result. It's something we need to improve upon before the end of the season.
The game started with Warnes scoring twice in the first 25 minutes, with both goals assisted by freshman forward Tea Lopes.
The punishment continued with Jennings, Gray, freshman midfielder Mackenzie Rivera, freshman forward Sara Orlando and Acuario all scoring.
The first two assists came from Rivera and Lopes, then Acuario had two assist one right after the other, and then final assist coming from Gray.
"I think [we have been winning by such big portions is because] it's a combination of us being a very talented team and our opponents struggling a bit at this point in the season," he said.
The teams that Highline will be facing this next week are on Oct. 22, away, against the 5-3-1 Green River Gators at 7 p.m. and then on Oct. 26, away, against the 6-2-2 Centralia Trailblazers.
Scores from yesterday's home game against Bellevue were unavailable at press time.