Papermakers fly into the quarterfinals
How does she do it?
Maddie Kemp asked herself that question after scoring three more goals to help the Camas girls soccer team beat Kamiak 4-0 Wednesday, in the first round of the state tournament, at Doc Harris Stadium.
“I don’t get the goals by myself,” she said. “I credit my teammates and the balls they give me. It feels good to put them in and win the games.”
Eight goals in the playoffs by Kemp has increased her season record-breaking total to 29. The Papermakers have 18 victories, 17 shut outs and 82 goals scored this season. They have only been scored on twice in 19 games.
“It feels good to know all of the time, effort and passion I put into soccer is paying off,” Kemp said. “It’s paying off for all of us.”
It took Camas less than two minutes to get on the board against Kamiak Wednesday. Kemp headed in a chip shot by Alyssa Tomasini.
Sabine Postma made it 2-0 Papermakers off a throw-in by Perri Belzer.
Kemp headed in a cross from Ellie Echeverio five minutes into the second half.
Kemp completed the hat trick by surging around two defenders and blasting the ball into the net.
Camas hosts Woodinville in the quarterfinals Saturday, at 3 p.m., at Doc Harris Stadium.
“We want to come out and play exactly like we did today. Just put it away,” Postma said. “I have never played with such amazing girls in my life, and it’s an honor to play with them.”
The Papermakers are a win away from returning to the Final Four Nov. 18 and 19, at Sparks Stadium, in Puyallup.
See you on the sidelines.