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Lady Indians post win over Happy Rock

Charlie Davidson, Kate Collard both score in 2-1 win

The Scappoose Lady Indians soccer team got off to a better start this year, and appears to be focused on an even better finish-something that will not be easy.

Scappoose lost to then-defending state champion Gladstone just 1-0 a year ago. This year's game featured both losing state semifinalists from last year-Gladstone and Scappoose.

And this year, it was the highly focused Lady Indians that came out on top. They broke a 0-0-halftime tie and posted a 2-1 win on the Glads' home pitch.

Sophomore Charlie Davidson opened the season scoring with a curled left-footed shot into the far corner of the goal off an assist from Ariel Viera. Davidson would add an assist herself with a pass to Kate Collard for the second goal. Gladstone scored a goal later, but the lady Indians would prevail.

'The team looked sharp to start the season,' coach Chris Dorough said. 'Ellie (Mullen) had a great game leading the defense and Charlie looked dangerous all game long. Taylor (Tull) and Alix Raya each played a half in goal and came up with nice saves.'

Gladstone was one of two losses Scappoose had last year to start the season. The other loss came against Molalla. The Lady Indians then went on a 15-game win streak, avenging the Molalla loss with a win over them in the semifinals. They missed the state finals with a narrow loss to Sisters.

The Lady Indians have most of their team back this season. They hosted Molalla on Tuesday. They travel to perennial powerhouse Catlin Gable this Friday, Sept. 16 and are at Oregon Episcopal School on Thurs., Sept. 22.