Clackamas takes care of business with Lakeridge and Oregon City
Clackamas was tough in last week's Three Rivers League boys soccer openers, winning 3-1 at Lakeridge on Thursday, after blanking Oregon City 6-0 on Sept. 20.
The Cavaliers (3-1-1, 2-0-0) were alone atop the Three Rivers League boys soccer standings after the first week of league play.
'This game was who wanted to win more,' Clackamas coach Anthony Trejo said of the Lakeridge game. 'We got an early goal and took a 1-0 lead at halftime. A bad PK call tied it up.
'We had to battle through the adversity and proved we could be the dominant team mentally. Big goals late helped put this game away. A great team effort!'
Clackamas junior Adan Trejo scored the game-winner with 13 minutes to play.
'He took on a defender, beat him, then pulled up for a shot from 25 yards and found the lower V past a diving keeper,' coach Trejo said.
Trejo also assisted on an insurance tally, scored with just two minutes remaining.
'Aden dribbled past a player,' coach Trejo said. 'Two other defenders slide over to mark him, which left Aaron [Ahlstrom] wide open in the middle of the goal. Nothing but power on this shot past a goalie, who didn't even react. He had no chance.'
Senior Grant Alexander had the Cavaliers' first-half goal 20 minutes into the game.
Adan Trejo turned a three-goal hat trick in the rout of Oregon City.
Nathan Wade, Ahlstrom and Chico Guerra added single tallies. Josh Lohmolder assisted on two goals.
'We played a complete game [against Oregon City],' the Cavalier coach said. 'As a team, we showed that we could play with speed, skill and physical dominance…. This team has a bright future ahead.'
Junior keeper Aiden Turner was in-goal for both Cavalier wins. Turner made nine saves in the Lakeridge game.
In other TRL boys games played last week, Lake Oswego dropped Oregon City 6-2, West Linn downed Lakeridge 3-1, Lake Oswego tied Canby 1-1, and Canby tied West Linn 1-1.
In games this Thursday, Clackamas (3-1-1, 2-0-0) hosts West Linn (2-2-1, 1-0-1), while Oregon City (1-4-0, 0-2-0) plays at Canby (0-3-2, 0-0-2).
Class 5A, 4A
In Class 5A nonleague boys soccer games last week, Putnam defeated Pendleton 5-1, but lost to West Albany 5-1, while Milwaukie tied South Albany 1-1, but lost to Cleveland 4-0.
In Class 4A soccer, Gladstone and La Salle both opened Tri-Valley Conference play with losses.
Gladstone fell to Estacada 2-0, while La Salle lost to Madras, 3-1.
La Salle won a nonleague game at Roosevelt on Sept. 20, 7-1, while Gladstone dropped a close one to Cascade, 2-1.
Gladstone (1-4-0, 0-1) hosts North Marion (2-3-0, 0-1) this Thursday, while La Salle (3-1-1, 0-1) entertains Molalla (3-1-1, 1-0).