Dominic Fewel gave the Camas boys soccer team a head start Friday.
The sophomore center back headed a corner kick by Erik Brainard into the net to put the Papermakers up 1-0 against defending 2A state champion Archbishop Murphy, of Everett.
“I tried to get the ball back in the center, but the keeper came out and it just went over him,” Fewel said. “It gave us a leg up, and it sparked our intensity.”
Danny Wing and Bennett Lehner delivered goals in the second half to solidify a 3-0 victory. Brian Murray dove left, right and over the top of the Wildcats to snag a dozen saves for Camas.
“He’s like a huge security blanket for us,” Lehner said of Murray. “You know he’s going to come up with the ball.”
Wing finished off a long possession by Lehner down the field to give Camas a 2-0 advantage with 29 minutes left to play. Lehner then fired a laser beam into the goal to make it 3-0.
Lehner said the link up play between the Papermakers has been phenomenal. It helped him score nine goals in the first four games of the season.
Lehner scored the decisive goal for Camas in a 1-0 win against Columbia River Saturday. Murray helped preserve the team’s second shut out with four saves.
Camas defeated Bonney Lake 7-1 Wednesday. Lehner netted three goals. Josh Schneider, Wing, Toby Pizot and Brennan Smith scored the other four goals.
Lehner had four goals in a 6-1 Camas victory over Prairie March 15. Wing and Tallen Wallace kicked in the other two goals.