For one local collegiate soccer player, her first goal was a long time coming.
For the other, it marked an instant impact.
Maddie Kemp and Olivia Fothergill scored their first NCAA Division-I goals last week.
Kemp scored in the second half of Gonzaga’s 3-0 win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday. It marked a big moment for the redshirt freshman, who missed the 2019 season with a knee injury.
Kemp set the Camas High School career scoring record with 141 goals, leading the Papermakers to four consecutive state 4A final fours and a championship in 2016.
That same day, Fothergill scored her first goal for Nevada in a 3-2 loss to Boise State. The true freshman, who transferred from Oregon after the fall semester, has started all three games for the Wolfpack this season.
Fothergill scored 97 goals the Mountain View High, a program record, and was a three-time Columbian All-Region selection.
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