McNary girls secure second win

McNary girls soccer picked up its second win of the season in a highly contested matchup at Sprague on Tuesday.

The Lady Celts (2-8, 2-3) came back from being down a goal, taking down the Olympians 2-1.

“They really needed this win to prove to themselves that they are the good team we keep telling them they are,” head coach Lauren Brouse said. “We just haven’t seen the results until last night.”

The Olympians (6-5, 2-3) took the early lead on a controversial goal from a corner kick. 

According to Brouse, Peyton Olafson was standing on the goal line and saved the shot, but the referee called it in. 

“Our girls didn’t hang their heads though, but instead kept pushing,” Brouse said.

Clarissa Lemus tied things up in the first half with a shot between the Sprague keeper’s legs.

In the second half, Katya Martinez drew a penalty inside the box — a common occurrence for Martinez and the Celtics this season. Tessa Fisher put the penalty kick past the Sprague keeper to give McNary a 2-1 lead.

Fisher’s goal and the lead held up, in part due to some “amazing saves” from Hannah Ferguson, according to Brouse. 

The win comes four days after a narrow 1-0 defeat at No. 9 South Salem.

They’ll be back out on the pitch Friday, hosting West Salem at 7 p.m.