Maddie Sisley, Astoria soccer

Astoria's Maddie Sisley had a goal and an assist for the Lady Fishermen, in a 3-3 tie at Banks.

With Astoria playing short-handed in a Cowapa League girls soccer game Saturday at Banks, the Braves and Lady Fishermen played to a 3-3 tie.

It was a season-high in goals for both teams.

The Braves scored first for a 1-0 lead, but moments later, Banks committed a handball in the penalty box, and Astoria’s Karen Jiminez converted the penalty kick for a 1-1 tie.

Banks retook the lead just before halftime, but Astoria’s Maddie Sisley answered with a goal to start the second half, a well-placed shot just over the Banks goalkeeper.

Both teams added a goal later in the half, with the Lady Fishermen scoring near the end of the game when freshman Eva Espelien scored off an assist from Sisley.

Freshman goalkeeper Mallory Dundas made several saves in goal for Astoria, while Seaside transfer Caleigh Peterson, along with Ashley Sisley and Pele Starr-Hollow had good games for Astoria, said coach Tim Fastabend.

In other Cowapa girls soccer action Saturday, Valley Catholic defeated Seaside, 2-0.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or