The Philomath High School girls soccer team ended a four-game winless streak Wednesday with a 3-1 victory at Newport.
With the victory, the Warriors now stand at 3-2-2 in the Oregon West Conference and are in second place behind unbeaten North Marion. Overall, Philomath's mark improves to 5-4-2.
Philomath took a 1-0 lead in at the half on an Anita Acevedo goal, the assist on the play going to Alivia Pittman. Carrie Lillis then scored twice in the second half, both of those goals also coming on Pittman assists.
"It was a good all-around performance for PHS. We controlled possession, had lots of shots and defended well," PHS coach Mat Phelps said. "Carrie was strong up top and Alivia was dangerous all night on the outside. Our midfielders did a great job of controlling both sides of the ball."
Philomath takes the rest of the week off and will see action again this coming Tuesday at home against North Marion.
Philomath 3, Newport 1
Wednesday at Newport
PHILOMATH (5-4-2, 3-2-2) 1 2 — 3
NEWPORT (5-6, 1-6) 0 1 — 1
PHS scoring — 1, Anita Acevedo (Alivia Pittman); 2, Carrie Lillis (Alivia Pittman); 3, Carrie Lillis (Alivia Pittman).
Philomath 5, Newport 0
Wednesday at Newport
PHS goals — 1, Dani Beck (Kaili Saathoff); 2, Rose Coskey (Kaili Saathoff); 3, Rose Coskey (Madison Francis); 4, Phaedra Hinds-Cook (Chloe Jurva); 5, Madison Francis (Megan McGaughy).
Team notes: The JV Warriors improve to 10-1 this season. ... In the win over Newport, the final goal came on a Madison Francis header with an assist to Megan McGaughy. ... Rose Coskey scored two goals, Francis had a goal and an assist and Kaili Saathoff had two assists against the Cubs. ... Philomath defeated Yamhill-Carlton Oct. 3 by a 7-1 count. ... Against the Tigers, Coskey had a hat trick with three goals while Braedyn McNeely had two goals and two assists, and Francis had two assists. Beck and Hinds-Cook scored the other two goals and Madison Rogers and Lily Schell had assists against Y-C. ... Philomath downed Stayton Oct. 5 with a 6-0 shutout. ... Saathoff and Jurva both had hat tricks with three goals apiece against the Eagles. ... Rogers had two assists with the others going to Francis, Jurva and Hinds-Cook against Stayton. ... The JV plays Tuesday at home against North Marion and ends the season Oct. 24 at Yamhill-Carlton.