Philomath High’s Kamilla Grimmer is in a groove in front of the opponent’s soccer goal. For the fourth straight game, the Warriors junior recorded a hat trick — this time in Philomath’s 4-1 victory on Saturday morning at Junction City.
The Warriors (8-3) extended their winning streak to five straight with the nonconference victory.
“We felt in control the whole way but lacked good execution,” PHS coach Mat Phelps said. “Also struggled to maintain high intensity throughout but the girls battled and had tons of chances and corners.”
Grimmer now has 19 goals on the season and has five hat tricks in all — Sept. 15 at Estacada, Oct. 6 at Stayton, Oct. 11 at Cascade, Oct. 13 vs. Newport and Oct. 15 at Junction City. She has seven multi-goal games.
Philomath got out to a 2-0 lead over the first 16 minutes. Grimmer opened the scoring with a goal in the 10th minute with an assist to sophomore Isabel Morales. Six minutes later, sophomore Petra Hernandez found the net unassisted.
Junction City sophomore Ava Reich scored in the 21st minute to keep the Tigers in the game but Philomath responded on Grimmer’s second goal — this one on an assist to senior Mia Cook.
The Warriors scored their fourth goal in the 53rd minute on a Grimmer shot with Hernandez getting the assist.
Phelps said the the team’s reserves got some good playing time in the game.
Philomath gets back into Oregon West Conference play on Tuesday with a trip to North Marion. The game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start. The Huskies (8-1-1), beat Philomath, 1-0, on Sept. 29 and are sitting in first place in the conference.