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Indians down Banks, fall to Gulls

Tribe beats Banks for first league win, but topped by Gulls on Thursday
by: John Brewington NICE PASS—Scappoose’s Isaac Hamm passes off the ball during last week’s match with Seaside. Scappoose beat Banks earlier in the week, but lost to the Gulls.

The Scappoose Indians soccer team picked up their first league win and their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Banks on Tuesday.

Thursday, the team would give up two goals in each half in a 4-0 loss to Seaside.

Against Banks, Scappoose coach Bob Deuker said, 'We came out ready to compete. We have started to find our identity - a quick starting team with a late fizzle. But we didn't let down in the second half.  The boys competed tremendously for 80 minutes. Hopefully this carries over to our game next week against YC.'

The Tribe jumped on top of Banks quickly in the game. They got a corner kick in the second minute of the match. Jesus Martinez took the kick and Tyler Muir headed it in. Just four minutes later, Martinez scored on a well-struck penalty kick. Muir banged a near miss off the cross bar at the 10-minute mark.

Banks caught the Scappoose defense out of position at the 30-minute mark to score their only goal of the contest.

Scappoose posted their third goal of the first half following that when Hunter Gortler dribbled through three defenders and blasted a shot past the goalkeeper. 

Both teams had opportunities in the second half but neither was able to score. Scappoose keeper Steven Davis had seven saves on the night, robbing Banks of several chances.

'Defensively, we were strong which lead to more offensive chances,' Deuker said. 'We played very well together which is a direct reflection of our training sessions this past week. We are going to continue to work our tails off so we can battle for a playoff spot. That is our goal.'

Scappoose had 12 shots on goal to nine for Banks. The Braves had four corner kicks to two for the Indians.

The Seaside match didn't go as well for the Tribe. The Gulls scored off a penalty kick when an attacker was fouled in the box. Overall, it was a fairly even contest, but Scappoose let Seaside maintain possession approximately 70 percent of the time.

'We allowed them far too much space and time on the ball,' Deuker noted. 'We played a very defensive style game and our offense never got rolling. Seaside was able to score on a long shot mid way through the first half to make it 2-0 at intermission.'

Scappoose made a run at the Gulls in the second half with Jadyn Harris hitting the crossbar on one shot and a follow up was wide of the goal.

When the dust cleared, Seaside had scored two more goals in the second half and earned a 4-0 win.

'I don't think our mind set going into the match was very positive,' the coach concluded. 'We have had a few distractions this past week and the gents were not mentally prepared to play.'

Seaside had nine shots on goal to five for Scappoose. Davis had five saves and Seaside needed just three. Scappoose did have five corner kicks to Seaside's one.

The Indians are at Yamhill-Carlton this Wednesday, and travel to Astoria on Monday.