BREWSTER – Fighting back her emotions Colville tribal member Almeta Desautel of Lake Roosevelt took everything in and tried her best to hold back her tears in what would end up being her last soccer match as a Raider.
“It went good, I wouldn’t want to end it with anybody else,” said Desautel. “We really bonded over the season and these are lifelong moments.”
“It's always fun to make it to Districts but at the same time, you never know when your last game will be. Sometimes you fall short, sometimes your season falls short but at least your doing it with a team that you love.”
Down by two goals at halftime with 40-minutes left, the Lake Roosevelt High School girls soccer team rallied in the second half and got a goal, 13 minutes in to cut the lead to 2-1.
Lake Roosevelt’s Halle Albert booted in the first goal for the Raiders from about 20 yards out, but Brewster kept the pressure on and would go on to tack on two more goals, eventually going on to win 4-1 on Saturday (Oct. 30) morning at Brewster in the first round of the District 6 1B/2B girls soccer tournament.
“It was an emotional loss on Saturday,” said Merlee Liberty, assistant coach for Lake Roosevelt. The girls played their hearts out and fought really hard throughout the game. I am so proud of how far they’ve come this season.”
The Raiders lose three seniors from this year’s squad, all Colville tribal members as Sadie Trotter, Glad Eyes Williams and Desautel all will look towards the future now.
“It's amazing, because I’ve been with this program since I was in eighth grade, and I’m really proud of the girls,” said Sadie Trotter of Lake Roosevelt. “I was just glad I was able to be a leader and help lead them in the right direction.”