The Philomath High School girls soccer team improved to 2-1 on the season with an 8-0 victory at Estacada Thursday night.
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The Warriors scored their sixth, seventh and eighth goals in the 76th, 78th and 80th minutes to end the game on the mercy rule. Officials blew the final whistle with just 24 seconds remaining. It was the team’s second straight 8-0 mercy win.
Juniors Kamilla Grimmer and Bailey Bell both had big evenings with each scoring three goals. Grimmer scored the team’s first two in the seventh and 12th minutes — the first with an assist to Bell and the second with an assist to senior Mia Cook.
Bell scored with an assist to Cook in the 15th minute for a 3-0 lead. Three minutes later, Bell scored on a penalty kick. And two minutes after that in the 20th, sophomore Sophia Bauer finished with an assist to sophomore Petra Hernandez.
The scoring then vanished over the final 20 minutes of the first half and the first 35 minutes of the second half until that late flurry. Senior Elizabeth Morales scored in the 76th minute with an assist to Grimmer. Grimmer then got her hat trick two minutes later with an assist to Hernandez. The last goal was netted by Bell for her hat trick with an assist to Grimmer.
Assistant coaches Anton Grube and Becca Davis coached the team in the absence of Mat Phelps, who had a prior commitment and could not coach Thursday.
Philomath will get into Oregon West Conference play on Sept. 22 with a home match against Cascade.