TUKWILA -- It's a fair question to ask Chad Bodnar, the women's soccer coach at Walla Walla Community College, especially after watching his unbeaten Warriors torch an overmatched Bellevue squad 5-1 in the women's NWAACC semifinals Saturday at Starfire Soccer Complex
Is this the best team you've ever coached at Walla Walla?
His answer is a fair one, too. He doesn't know yet.
Walla Walla (19-0-2) will face Clackamas (16-2-0) for the NWAACC title at 3 p.m. today at Starfire.
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"It will be one of them if we win, I think you judge that by the last game," said Bodnar, who has led the Warriors to six consecutive championship appearances, although he picked up his first title only last season.
Sophomore Justine Jones picked up three goals, giving her 10 for the year, and helped set the tone for another strong offensive display by Walla Walla, which has outscored opponents 92-10 this season. But that doesn't necessarily add up to a championship.
"You're always a little nervous before the championship," said Jones, who earned a ring last season with a memorable 1-0 win over CBC. "It's a final, and anything can happen."
Bodnar added, "We've been on the losing end before. I'll feel a lot better in the end if we win."
But after Saturday's dominating performance against the West region champions, it's difficult to see Bodnar's spirited crew not adding a second consecutive NWAACC championship.
You would imagine the Warriors' biggest problem would be keeping their heads from getting too big.
"Chad keeps us very humble. We got cocky one game and he put us in our place," said Jones, a midfielder out of Borah High School in Boise. "I think it was the (Columbia Basin College) game when we tied them 1-1. They wanted to play, we got cocky and we found out cocky doesn't work."
One thing that certianly worked Saturday was Jones, who usually serves as the Warriors top playmaker with 11 assists. But it was her turn to score against the Bulldogs.
One of the most impressive aspects of the Warriors this season is the number of scoring options. Walla Walla has three players with at least 10 goals -- Margo Hickman (27), Kaylie Winston (18) and Jones.
Strangely enough, it was the NWAACC goal leader Hickman who ended up without a goal Saturday.
But she did assist on Jones' final goal, a textbook cross that found Jones in front of the net for the easy tap-in.
"It's really good because so many people can score," said Winston, a Pasco graduate who netted her 18th goal in the second half, beating Bellevue keeper Brianna Jackson with a long liner.