The District 4 1A boys soccer tournament was down to 3 matches left including the District Championship match set for Saturday at 11am. The time has been changed to 11am due to the projected hot weather so the visiting team Montesano will take on the home team Seton Catholic on the neutral field in Tenino with temperatures expected in the mid to upper 80’s. Both teams felt an earlier start was in their best interest especially playing on the black turf at Tenino.

Meantime, on Thursday night 4 teams faced off in Montesano with their season’s on the line in 2 winner to state, loser out games. Our coverage of both the Eatonville vs Columbia (White Salmon) and Elma vs King’s Way Christian matches are below with a quick re-cap but our full post game shows with video highlights and photos.

It had been agreed since finishing 3rd or 4th made no difference in seeding into the state tournament the match to determine 3rd and 4th place in district would not be played. Two factors came into play, neither team wanted another loss that could impact their RPI and believe that could impact how they are seeded into the state tournament bracket and the other factor was not wanting to risk any injuries in a game with little meaning.

Here is our coverage from last night.

Game 1

Columbia (White Salmon) 5, Eatonville 0

The Bruins scored early and often with the 1st goal just 90-seconds into the match. Columbia (White Salmon) then added goals in the 4th, 12th and 22nd minutes to take a commanding 4-0 lead to the half. A 5th goal in the 50th sealed the win and The Bruins are headed to state while the Cruisers had their season come to an end.

Scoring for the Bruins were Juan Santoyo-Luna in the 2nd and 15th minutes, Luke Miller in the 4th, Uli Huerta in the 22nd and Isaac Reynoso in the 50th. Picking up assists were Angel Flores on the 3rd and 5th goals, Angel Cortes on the 1st and 2nd goals and Isaac Reynoso on the 4th goal. Keeper Alfonso Serrato got the shut out on defense and had 6 saves.

The Bruins are now 13-5-0 for the season and Eatonville finishes the year 11-7-0. Our Thorbeckes MVP’s for the match went to Columbia (White Salmon) Juan Santoyo-Luna and to the Cruiser’s Riley Rockey.

For more on this game check out our crews post game show below. To watch the replay of the full match on the NFHS Network click here

ESN Post Game

Video Highlights

Game 2

King’s Way Christian 4, Elma 0

The Knights also jumped on their opponents in the 1st half with a goal in the 12th minute by their lone Senior Jorge Tarazona Mateos. Luke Gomes would push the lead to 2-0 before the half in the 23rd minute on a PK. The Knights defense was smothering and didn’t allow Elma many chances and the KWC keeper Jasper Armstrong made 4 saves. In the 2nd half Ryan Tyler found the back of the net with a brilliant header off a corner kick from Gomes who got the assist in the 50th and in the 65th Gomes would get his 2nd goal to ice the win and a trip to the state tournament.

The Knights improved to 14-4-0 on the season and Elma finished the year 10-9-0. Our Thorbeckes MVP awards went to the Knight’s Luke Gomes and the Eagles Hank Doelman.

For more on this game check out our crews post game show below. To watch the replay of the full match on the NFHS Network click here

ESN Post Game

Video Highlights


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