The Philomath High School girls soccer team shut out its second straight opponent and junior Kamilla Grimmer recorded a hat trick in a 5-0 victory over Stayton on Thursday night.
Grimmer scored in the 21st, 44th and 54th minutes as the Warriors improved to 5-3 overall, 3-2 in the Oregon West Conference.
“It took a little while to break through but we worked on a lot of newer concepts and did well,” PHS coach Mat Phelps said about the win.
Philomath opened the scoring in the 17th minute when freshman Ana Candanoza found the net with an assist to Grimmer. Four minutes later, Grimmer had her first goal on an assist from Candanoza.
Early in the second half, the Warriors went up 3-0 on Grimmer’s second goal with an assist going to senior Elizabeth Morales. Grimmer’s third goal also came with an assist to Morales. The team’s fifth goal was scored by sophomore Petra Hernandez in the 58th minute with an assist going to sophomore Heidi Bacho.
The struggling Stayton squad (0-8-1, 0-4-1) lost its fourth straight by shutout. Meanwhile, the Warriors have shut out five straight opponents.