Molalla girls soccer team opens league play with win
A long bus ride didn't tire out the legs of the Molalla High girls soccer team as they opened league play with a 6-1 win over Madras on Sept. 21.
"The girls ended up playing a great game," coach Nina Wegner said. "We had 19 shots on goal and ended up winning 6-1."
Sophomore Raegen Frankus led the offensive assault, recording a hat trick in the match, scoring in the first, 12th and 39th minute of the game — the last with a nice little assist from Kadenlee Greer.
"Junior Paulina Beteran scored a goal with an assist from Elisama Perez in the eighth minute, senior Annika Molina scored in the 23rd minute of the second half from defense, and Elisama Perez scored our sixth goal with six minutes left of the game." Madras was able to pull one goal back, but it came in the final 30 seconds of the match.
Molalla (1-0, 3-2) continues league play on Sept. 23 with a visit to Corbett, then Monday, Sept. 27, when Estacada pays a visit.
Corbett 3, Molalla 2
In a hard-fought match Sept. 23, the Molalla girls soccer team couldn't quite get over the hump, losing a 3-2 league decision to Corbett.
Corbett got on the board in the 10th minute, but Molalla responded a few minutes later when Annika Molina took a free kick that bounced off a Corbett defender and into the goal.
While tied at 1-all at the half, Corbett came out in the second half and struck quickly, getting a pair of goals to open a 3-1 lead. The Indians weren't done, though.
"We started to pick up the intensity and pressure the ball more," said coach Nina Wegner. "Annika Molina scored her second goal in the last minute of the match on a header from a corner kick."
Unfortunately, the Indians wouldn't be able to snag the tying goal.
"Unfortunately, we could not pull off a win, but they played hard in the end," Wegner said.
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