Coming into Tuesday’s match with just one goal in their first three games, St. Helens erupted for three goals in a 3-1 victory over Seaside in a nonleague girls soccer contest at St. Helens.

The Lions, now 1-3 overall, were coming off a 2-0 loss to Astoria, while the Gulls were fresh off a 4-0 win last week against Junction City.

Seaside scored the first goal in Tuesday’s match, in the 11th minute.

But St. Helens answered in the 22nd minute, with Rachel Freitag scoring from close range at the right post for a 1-1 tie. The Lions tacked on a goal just three minutes later, as Jezarel Ortiz finished off a corner kick.

Seaside freshman Kaylee Snyder had shots on goal late in the first half and early in the second, but the shots were deflected or saved.

St. Helens added a third goal in the 66th minute, as Hannah Hayduk scored from close range off another corner kick.

In nonleague boys soccer action, Yamhill-Carlton defeated Astoria 8-0.

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