CLE ELUM — A single play said a lot about the connection seniors Grace Terrill and Grace Jackson have on the soccer field.

Already holding 5-1 lead early in the second half, Cle Elum-Roslyn High School’s Jackson booted the ball perfectly on a corner kick into a position where Terrill was able to soar in and complete a header for a goal.

The play was just complete mastery, and it’s not like it’s anything new from the prolific duo.

“We look for each other always,” Terrill said. “We’ve been playing together for forever, we just kind of look for each other.”

The Warriors routed Granger High School on Thursday night, 9-3, with Terrill (4) and Jackson (3) accounting for seven of the goals. Jackson added two assists to a team-leading 12 for the season — and both assists were to Terrill.

“They’re two peas in a pod when it comes to soccer,” said Cle Elum-Roslyn head coach Maddie Fletcher.

The Warriors (6-3, 4-2 SCAC) have relied heavily on two this year, as Terrill, an Eastern Washington University commit, has accumulated 26 goals in nine games. Jackson, a Central Washington University commit, has tallied 18 for the season.

Of the team’s 53 goals, 44 come from two with the first name Grace.

“Her (Terrill) and Jack (Jackson) always work extremely hard,” Fletcher said. “They tend to put a lot of the weight of the team on their shoulders, so they put a lot of pressure on themselves. But they always end up working really hard every game even if they’re tired or getting overran. Solid performance from those two.”

It commenced in the 10th minute, as Jackson flitted her way downfield and passed it off to Terrill who’s left foot put it in between the goalie’s legs to get the Warriors on the board.

Barely a minute later, Jackson went north to south from midfield and found the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.

Terrill was persistent with pressure, getting three shots on goal. Cle Elum-Roslyn allowed a goal in the 27th minute, but Warriors added two more, one deep from sophomore Anna Lashua (32nd) and Terrill (34th) for a 4-1 lead at the half.

“I think the first half we were a little just rocky to start, and I think we got it together and gathered it up in the second half,” Terrill said.

Terrill opened up the second half with a goal in the 43rd minute, using her speed to get by her defender. And 11 minutes later, the aforementioned header put the Warriors up 6-1.

Jackson added two more in the second half for her hat trick, and Lashua scored her second goal of the game in the 73rd minute off a deflection.

“We’re always happy with a win,” Fletcher said. “It’s not our best performance per se, but they dug it out despite being a little off balance.”

Granger (3-5, 1-4 SCAC) scored goals in the 46th and 63rd minutes. Fletcher felt Granger’s three goals the Warriors were “discombobulated.”

“The three goals is definitely not anything that we wanted,” Fletcher said. “Especially how they happened. Great goals by Granger, way to work them up the field, but disappointing for us.”

Freshmen Jessica Copp and Ella Bridenback each had one assist.

Freshman goalkeeper Meadow Stone recorded three saves.

Cle Elum-Roslyn hosts Zillah High School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8.


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