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Girls win first soccer match since 2004

by: Clinton Vining, Estacada mid-fielder Kali Hammonddribbles the ball past her North Marion defender in last week’s victory. The Lady Rangers dominated the ball the entire game, according to EHS coach Rick Mudrow, and ended up winning 2-0.

Estacada High School's girls soccer team celebrated a win Thursday night for the first time since Oct. 25, 2004.

Leah Lamb scored the game-winning goal with 7:52 remaining in the Capital Conference game at Buzz Randall Field. The Lady Rangers scored again off an Emily Lewis corner kick. The final score was 2-0.

'It wasn't pretty soccer, but it was a win,' said EHS coach Rick Mudrow.

Kelly Lewis, Emily's older sister, scored a hat trick for the Lady Rangers at Lewis and Clark College to lead Estacada to a 3-0 victory over first-year Riverdale High School in 2004.

Then, in 2005, the Lady Rangers didn't win a single game all season, but now, Mudrow says his girls have finally put together all the pieces.

'There will be more,' he said.

Estacada is now 1-4-0 overall and 1-2-0 in league. Their first chance at another win came Tuesday at Gladstone. Results weren't available at press time.

Estacada will host Cascade at 6 p.m. on Thursday.