The Philomath High School girls soccer team won its third straight game on Tuesday by downing Cascade on the road, 5-1. The Warriors pulled away early with three goals in the game’s first 14 minutes.
“Good first half, second half we battled ourselves, forced a lot of things and weren’t connecting very well,” PHS coach Mat Phelps said. “That said, we did calm down near the end of the half and played well.”
Junior Kamilla Grimmer recorded a hat trick with Philomath’s final two goals of the first half and the team’s only goal in the second half.
The scoring opened in the fourth minute when senior Mia Cook scored with an assist to sophomore Natalie Dunn. In the 10th minute, sophomore Isabel Morales finished with an assist to Cook. And in the 14th minute, Grimmer scored with an assist to Morales.
Philomath went up 4-0 before halftime with Grimmer scoring again in the 35th minute, this time with an assist to freshman Ana Candanoza.
Cascade got on the board with Diana Burnell’s goal in the 54th minute. Philomath scored its final goal in the 76th minute on a Grimmer shot with an assist to Candanoza.
Philomath (6-3 overall, 4-2 Oregon West) will now turn its attention to Newport, a team that the Warriors lost to 1-0 back on Sept. 27. The two teams will square off Thursday at PHS with the start time slated for 3:30 p.m.
The winner of the game will take over second place in the conference, the Cubs coming in at 4-1-1. North Marion leads the league at 5-0-1.