TENINO — The Forks boys soccer team left the rain forest for the I-5 corridor to get in an Evergreen Division game despite two days of heavy rain in Western Washington.
“One section of their field was pretty muddy but better than 3/4 of the field was in good shape,” Forks coach Brian Bowers said about the Tenino soccer field.
The bad section was in the middle of the field as the Spartans avoided it by staying most of the game on the Tenino side, outshooting the Beavers 25-8 but ending up on the short side of the stick, losing 1-0.
“We controlled the ball and we outplayed them but we did not finish on two or three perfect crosses,” Bowers said.
Tenino also has an outstanding senior goalkeeper that helped keep the Spartans out of the goal.
Forks fell to 2-3 in the Southwest Washington League and 2-4 overall.
Spartan goalkeeper Sergio Chase had three saves of his own.Forks is taking next week off for spring break and won’t play again until April 11.