Astoria 0, Seaside 0
WARRENTON - Seaside's big shots on goal advantage didn't translate into a win Friday night at the Warrenton Soccer Complex as the Gulls and Astoria battled to a 0-0 tie in a District 1 girls' soccer match.
The Gulls are now 5-5-3 overall, 1-3-1 in district play, with two games remaining.
Seaside finished with 17 shots on goal to Astoria's three, but the Fishermen bunkered down defensively and shut down the Gulls' attack.
"We bunkered down a lot on defense," said Astoria coach Norm Wentworth, whose team is now 0-10-2 overall, 0-3-1 in district play. "We marked up two of their players - we put Katrina Sentgeorge on Lauren Yokum, and we marked up Micah Cerelli with Jenae Poe.
"And I thought Katrina and Jenae did a fantastic job of shutting them down," he said. "We figured Seaside would have to beat us through other players, and I didn't feel they had quality shots with those two (Yokum and Cerelli) marked up."
KIM ERSKINE - The Daily Astorian
Astoria's Maia Fastabend (11) and Holly Timmerman (5) try to fight off Seaside players Martha Francis (2), Stephanie Chestnut (9), and Hazel Owens (12) in Friday night's Clatsop Clash soccer game in Warrenton.Astoria's best scoring chance came in the 79th minute, as Maia Fastabend sent a high cross into the middle for Jennifer Keating, who had three opportunities to score, Wentworth said, but missed all three.
Vanessa Baeten collected Astoria's player of the game award.
"Vanessa played a fantastic, solid game on defense," Wentworth said. "Yensy Raya, (Holly) Timmerman and Alisha Nieman all played well ... Kim Russell had a shutout in goal. Our passing is getting better and better, now hopefully we can get a goal."
Since a 7-3 loss at Estacada Sept. 13, the Fishermen have played seven straight games (560 minutes) without a goal.
Astoria is scheduled to host Scappoose Tuesday, while Seaside plays at Rainier. The Fishermen host a makeup game with Corbett Wednesday.
Marist defeats AstoriaThe Marist volleyball team took two games from Astoria (25-9, 25-15) on its way to the Emerald Invitational championship Saturday at Marist High School.
Marist defeated La Grande 16-25, 25-22, 15-9 in the title match. The Spartans won six games to win their pool, and then defeated the Fishermen in the quarterfinals and Stayton (26-24, 25-15) in the semifinals.
Lyndse Yess led Marist with 22 kills on the day, including 12 in the championship match.
Seaside competed in Pool C, and opened the tournament with a 23-25, 25-23 split against second-ranked North Bend, followed by a 25-22, 13-25 split with Pleasant Hill and a 25-17, 22-25 split with Sweet Home.
La Grande defeated the Gulls in the championship bracket, 25-18, 25-16. La Grande went on to defeat North Bend in the semifinals (25-18, 25-18).