Tribe girls have busy week: beat Molalla, fall to OES; down Banks
- John Brewington
- South County Spotlight - Sports
Scappoose tops Banks in league opener; splits matches with Molalla, OES
The Scappoose Lady Indians opened league play on Monday night with a 4-0 win over Banks.
The victory capped a week of games that saw Scappoose beat Molalla, but also suffer its only loss of the season against a good Oregon Episcopal School.
The Lady Indians moved up to second in the OSAA power rankings with the win.
The Scappoose High girls soccer team rallied to put away Molalla on Tuesday, but had some problems against OES on Thursday.
The Tribe finished their pre-league season with a 3-1 record, and are 4-1 on the season after the Banks win.
The Tribe and Banks battled to a 0-0 tie in the first half.
It was an ugly first half, Coach Chris Dorough said. We had four (starters) sick or out with injuries and had to use some jayvee players.
Dorough said he had a stern talk at halftime and the players went into the second half focused.
Ariel Viera took a ball from Morgan Tenney for the first goal 48 seconds into the half. Viera got another goal off an assist from Eleanor Jones nine minutes in. Viera completed the hat trick off a corner kick from Lucy Davidson. Lexi Courtney would score off an assist from Jones with 11 minutes left.
Scappoose started the game well against Molalla, getting an early goal. Emily Muth had her first goal of the year, putting the ball in the net off a corner kick from Charlie Davidson.
Then we started to play sloppy and lost our focus, Dorough said. At the half we were up 1-0. We talked about putting teams away and not allowing them to stay in the game. After halftime we scored three more times.
Davidson would score next for Scappoose. She stole the ball and dribbled past a defender, placing a shot low into the left corner. Freshman Eleanor Jones added the third goal off another corner kick from Davidson. Cassidy Hoglund scored the final goal off a pass from Ariel Viera. That put the Tribe up 4-0.
Molalla would tally their only goal late in the game.
Both Alix (Raya) and Taylor (Tull) played outstanding in goal. Amara (Templin) played very well in the back and Ariel did a great job controlling the midfield. All of our forwards worked hard, Dorough said.
The Lady Indians would not fare well at OES on Thursday.
OES is an outstanding team, Dorough said. They play possession soccer and have a talented midfield and a dangerous combination of skill and speed up front. In the first half I went defensive and it cost us.
In the second half we went back and played our game and I thought the game was even. OES scored on two great outside shots. They got a third goal early in the second half off a rebound off the post. We created a number of chances in the second half but came up short. I would expect OES to roll in 3A. Our defense played well last night.
The Lady Indians now have just Cowapa League teams remaining in the regular season. The squad breezed through the league last season with only a tie with Astoria to mar their record.
The team hosts Seaside Thursday. Next Tuesday they travel to Yamhill-Carlton on Tuesday and Astoria (in Warrenton) on Thursday. They finish the first half hosting Tillamook on Oct. 10.