Rainier 3, Astoria 0RAINIER - A late arrival to the game took a toll on the Astoria girls soccer team Tuesday. The Fishermen showed up 15 minutes before game time, then gave up three goals in the first 15 minutes, in a 3-0 loss at Rainier.

"We only had about a 15-minute warm-up, and it showed," said Astoria coach Norm Wentworth. "It should have been a 1-1 game, in my opinion."

The highlight for the Fishermen - goalkeeper Kim Russell knocked down a Rainier penalty kick, the second PK stopped by Russell this season.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Fishermen weren't so lucky.

Said Wentworth, "This is how the game went for us - Maia Fastabend had an absolute breakaway and took the shot, the goalie fell down, the ball bounced off the goalie and went straight up in the air, and with the goalie down on her back, she caught the ball.

"We do get better each week, and we actually had a little offense going," he said.

The Fishermen slip to 0-3 in district play with games remaining against Seaside (Thursday, tentatively 4:15 p.m.), Scappoose (Oct. 21) and a makeup game with Corbett (Oct. 22).

"Rainier will probably be the team to beat, if by chance we make it to districts," Wentworth said. "They've got a lot of speed, and they do this kick and run strategy, which we fell into."

Scappoose 2, Seaside 1WARRENTON - According to Seaside coach Dave Rouse, his Gulls dominated play Tuesday against visiting Scappoose, but it was the Indians who left town with the win, 2-1, in a girls District 1 soccer match at the Warrenton Complex.

Seaside scored 12 minutes into the first half as Micah Cerelli took a long cross from Hazel Owens and found the net for a 1-0 lead.

Three minutes later, "we gave it right back," Rouse said, as the Indians took advantage of a defensive mistake by the Gulls to tie the game.

"We totally dominated the first half," Rouse said. "We had lots of opportunities, lots of energy, and I really felt like it was one of our best games all year."

But 20 minutes into the second half, all it took was a well-placed shot by a Scappoose player to give the Indians a 2-1 lead.


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