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It took a while, but the Molalla girls soccer team dominated the second half in 5-1 over Madras Oct. 12

It took a while to get rolling, but the Molalla girls soccer team delivered a second half performance that propelled them to a 5-1 win over visiting Madras Tuesday afternoon in Molalla.

"The girls had a lot of rough passes and couldn't really connect much in the first half," coach Nina Wagner said, "especially once the rain started and the field started to get slippery."

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The Indians went into the half-time locker room tied 1-all thanks to a goal from junior Paulina Beteran off a nifty pass from Kelsey Smith.

The second half was a different story as Molalla got things rolling.

"We came out much stronger, winning more 50-50 balls, connecting passes, taking and following shots," Wegner said.

Freshman Kylie Gobel scored the second half's first goal for Molalla after a nice pass from Ashley Goetz. Junior Elisama Perez added another goal off a corner kick. Senior Annika Molina finished things off with two more goals for the Indians - the first off a nice pass from Elisama Perez from deep in the midfield.

"It was struck beautifully and sunk in over the keeper," Wegner said. "Annika's second goal was an awesome volley from a cross by the left wing, Ellie Wimmer."

Corbett 3, Molalla 2

The Molalla girls soccer team just couldn't get over the hump against Corbett Thursday afternoon.

Corbett shot out to a 2-0 lead with a goal in the first five minutes, then a second goal some time later.

Molalla answered back before the half when Kadenlee Greer scored off nice pass from Annika Molina to make it 2-1 at the half.

"In the second half we came out hard, with 10 shots on goal while Corbett had only four," coach Nina Wegner said.

Kelsee Smith pulled the Indians even at 2-all , but that would be it for Molalla. Corbett added the game-winner later in the second half.

The loss moves Molalla 2-4-1 in league play (4-6-1 overall).


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