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Tribe drops matches to Molalla, OES, Banks

Scappoose loses to Molalla and OES in 11-0 games.


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Jesus Martinez fights for the ball with Molalla's Aaron Glenn during a match last week.The Scappoose Indians bounced back Monday with some better play after two bad losses last week.

St. Helens fell to Banks, 5-1, but it was an improvement after two 11-0 losses to Molalla and OES last week.

Coach Scott Stanton was pleased with the effort at Banks, but not so pleased with the losses last week.

“It was definitely a brutal week and whoever scheduled our preseason was a bit unkind to us,” Coach Scott Stanton said. “Suffering two big losses like that right before we head in to league play is obviously pretty damaging to confidence and morale, but luckily I have a great group of boys who stay positive, motivated, and are always striving to get better.”

Trevor Smith got the goal for Scappoose on a penalty kick. He was making a run on goal when he was cut down from behind.

Stanton said the team came out strong against OES and played well for the first 10 minutes or so.

“We had chances early on,” he said. “I don’t think the final score was a fair representation of how we played. It was just one of those games where we came out firing, but they got on the scoreboard first and that’s usually all it takes to tilt the confidence.”

The coach noted that they had just a day’s break after their loss on Tuesday to Molalla.

“I think the boys did well. We tried to implement some new things defensively, but could have used some more time on the training ground with it first,” Stanton said.

The Indians head to Seaside on Wednesday.