Posted: October 27, 2016
Papermakers outscore league opponents 43-0
Seventeen Camas High School girls were playing soccer for their captain on Senior Night.
Hannah Taie lost her mother, Shelly, to brain cancer before the 2015 season started. The Papermakers finished in third place at the state tournament that season with a school record 20 victories.
So far this season, Camas has 15 wins, one tie and a league championship. Beating rival Union 3-0 Oct. 20, was the perfect way to honor Shelly and the 10 seniors on the team.
“I wish she could have been here today. They do, too. They were all close to my mom,” Hannah Taie said. “Them playing their hearts out for her means a lot to me. It just shows what kind of team we have. We all play for each other.”
Sarah Davidson delivered the first goal in the fourth minute on a free kick from midfield. The ball bounced over the opposing goalkeeper and settled into the back of the net.
“I was just so happy, I started jumping,” Davidson said. “From the start, we just had this fire because we really wanted to win and do whatever we could to get that win. We put in the hard work at practice and the result came out.”
The Papermakers took a 2-0 advantage with about nine minutes in the first half after Alyssa Tomasini headed in a corner kick by Perri Belzer for her 19th goal of the season.
“It’s my team. We all work so hard for those goals,” Tomasini said. “It’s a team sport. We’re looking for the win.”
Midway through the second half, Maddie Kemp knocked in the final goal. Davidson threaded the ball through the midfield, Kemp got around the defender, retrieved the ball and kicked it into the net.
“Sarah played a great ball to me. She had a heck of a game,” Kemp said. “She scored the first goal and we are all like, ‘Finally!’ She deserved it.”
Kemp and the underclassmen are learning something new from the seniors every day.
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