Washougal shuts down Woodland

Panthers score three goals in the first half

A direct approach in the first half and solid defense throughout helped the Washougal girls soccer team shut down Woodland 3-0 Thursday, at Fishback Stadium.

“As nice as it was to score goals, I was most happy with the midfield defensive solidity,” said head coach Joey Fleming.

Sierra Coloma netted the first two goals. She continues to come back strong from a torn ACL last season.

“It just feels good to know that I’m getting back to where I was,” Coloma said. “Soccer is my favorite thing in the whole world.”

Coloma headed in a corner kick by Ally Steigmann.

“I know exactly how she takes corners, so I just knew how to run it,” Coloma said. “And it just felt like the perfect goal.”

Eight minutes later, Coloma kicked in a cross by Katie Boon to put the Panthers up 2-0.

“It just feels good every time,” Coloma said. “Especially just having my teammates behind me constantly feeding me balls. It’s perfect. I love it.”

Boon netted the third goal for Washougal from about 30 yards back in the 30th minute.

“Those kinds of goals are the best kind of goals,” she said. “It’s just such a great feeling watching it go in.”

Boon and Coloma are thrilled by the leaps and bounds Washougal is making on the soccer field.

“We’re more fit, we’re more put together and I’m excited to see where this year takes us,” Boon said.

“I just want to keep it coming,” Coloma said. “More goals and more goals. And just make sure our team pushes each other.”