Astoria 5, Yamhill-Carlton 1
Two forwards, senior Micah Schauermann and junior Kevin Speer, continued to show their value to the Fishermen soccer team this season. Each scored two goals as visiting Astoria walloped Yamhill-Carlton 5-1.
Micah Schauermann opened the scoring after only 12 minutes with an assist from Speer. Then just after halftime, Speer made it 2-0, assisted by junior forward Brendan Cope.
Schauermann had his second goal after 58 minutes as sophomore defender John Heick moved forward to assist. Sophomore midfielder Andres Lopez was credited with the assists on the final two goals. He helped junior forward Kyle McMullen on his way to the net in the 62nd minute, and just after the restart, sent Speer goalward for his second tally.
The Tigers managed to score a consolation goal from a corner kick a few minutes later.
Assistant coach Nathan Cope described the game as a "good tune-up" for the Clatsop Clash against Seaside Monday.
Andy Ames, who stepped up as captain, and Schauermann had the best game they've played all year, coach Cope said.
Monday's game at the Warrenton Soccer Complex kicks off at 6 p.m.
Seaside boys tune up for the game by visiting Scappoose tonight (6 p.m.).
Astoria 2, Scappoose 1
As miserable rain and wind swept across the Warrenton Soccer Complex, the Astoria girls soccer team came from behind to post a 2-1 win over league rivals Scappoose Thursday night.
The Indians' junior forward Emily McCoy opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a breakaway run on the left side and a hard shot from 18 yards out. Both teams had trouble passing the ball as the wind played a role in the style of the game.
Midfielder Shelly Gregory scored the first goal for Astoria in the 12th minute of the second half off a pass from Maia Fastabend. A delighted coach Jim Flint called it a "textbook goal." Fastabend took the ball on a long run down the right wing, beat the defender at the goal line and cut back the ball to unmarked Gregory, who scored from about 10 yards out.
Captain Fastabend was at the helm again with 12 minutes remaining as she ripped a shot at the goalkeeper. As it bounced off the goalie's chest, senior forward Marlie Cokely ran up and toed it in before the keeper could recover the ball. Cokely collided with the keeper and was hurt, but was able to play the rest of the game.
Seaside 2, Rainier 0
Seaside girls continued their winning ways, posting a 2-0 win at Rainier Thursday. Junior Laura Romine opened the scoring after only 10 minutes after an assist from senior forward Jackie Bermingham. While coach Dave Rouse described the first half as "up and down," the Gulls took control of the last 30 minutes of the game.
The second goal came with just five minutes of the game remaining. Senior Abby Frank took possession on the right side of the field and lifted a long shot over the keeper's head and into the far side of the net.
Rouse said his players missed quite a few shots that they could have made, but played hard.
The Gulls host Portland Christian Tuesday before a key matchup against state champions Catlin Gabel at Warrenton Thursday.