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Vikings stumble twice against leagues best

Forest Grove endures a difficult week against first-place McMinnville and second-place Hilhi
by: Chase Allgood Forest Grove’s Reggie Lopez (12) fights for control of the ball against Hillsboro’s Brandon Cowman last Thursday.

In the midst of an already trying season, the Forest Grove boys soccer team faced a daunting task last week with games against the top two teams in the Pacific Conference.

Forest Grove traveled to league-leading McMinnville last Tuesday and was saddled with a 4-0 loss, followed by another shutout loss on Thursday, this one a 3-0 decision against second-place Hillsboro.

The Vikings (1-8) have now lost five games in a row while being outscored 13-0, and haven't found the back of the net since a 2-1 victory over Newberg on Sept. 20.

The good news? Winless Newberg comes calling again next week, with Forest Grove hosting the Tigers on Tuesday in a game that will have travel implications for the play-in round of the state playoffs.

The Vikings also have conference games left against fifth-place Glencoe and sixth-place Century.