After shutting out Skyview and Battle Ground last week at Doc Harris Stadium, the Camas girls soccer team checked the league championship off its list of goals.
“Hopefully, we just keep winning and make it to the final four,” said senior midfielder Riley Allison. “It would be great to win a state championship. That’s every team’s goal. We just have to take it one step at a time.”
The Papermakers solidified first place in league with a 1-0 victory over Skyview Oct. 21.
Allison netted the decisive goal from the top of the 18-yard box five minutes into a second half. Camas blocked the Storm at every turn on defense, and goalkeeper Lauren Rood earned four saves.
“I’m not going to single out any of them,” said head coach Roland Minder. “They all worked like crazy.”
Allison received a pass from Sarah Yang on the left wing and shot it. The ball deflected off a defender and came back at her. Allison saw an opening and loaded up a rocket.
“I hit it as hard as I could, looked up and it was in the back of the net,” she said. “We were glad to celebrate, but we knew it wasn’t over yet. We just had to stick together and keep going until the final whistle blew.”
Camas wrapped up the league title with a 2-0 win against Battle Ground Thursday.
Allison scored both goals on assists by Anyssa DeVera. Goalkeeper Marie Matthews only needed to make two saves on Senior Night.
The Papermakers play Union in their last league contest tonight, at McKenzie Stadium. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Camas hosts the district championship game Nov. 4, at Doc Harris Stadium.
“Play every game like it’s our last. Leave our whole heart on the field and take nothing back with us,” Allison said. “We take a lot of pride in this program and this community. We don’t want to let anybody down.”