Cavaliers are still the team to beat
Junior forward Adan Trejo leads the charge
The Clackamas Cavaliers last week continued as the team to beat in Three Rivers League boys soccer.
The Cavaliers last week upped their league-leading record to 4-1-1, as they hammered Oregon City 5-0 on Thursday, after battling to a 1-1 draw with Lake Oswego earlier in the week. West Linn (4-3-2, 3-1-2) was in second place.
'Oregon City battled the entire game, and you have to respect that from a young program,' Clackamas coach Anthony Trejo said of last week's rout of the Pioneers. 'Hopefully this propels us into better soccer down the road. After this game, we are in sole possession of first place with four [league] games to go.'
The Cavaliers were to entertain Lakeridge (1-3-2) on Tuesday (Oct. 11). They conclude the league season with an Oct. 18 home game with Canby (2-1-3), an Oct. 20 game at West Linn (3-1-2) and an Oct. 26 game at Lake Oswego (2-0-4).
Adan Trejo has been an offensive force for the Cavaliers to date. The junior forward had 11 goals and one assist in the Cavaliers' first nine games.
Four players were team leaders in assists, with three each - Ian Tarnovsky, Nathan Wade, Jason Udland and Josh Lohmolder.
Four different Clackamas players scored goals in last Thursday's game at Oregon City - Trejo (2 goals), Tarnovsky, Max Jette and Chico Guerrera. Udland had three assists.
Carlos Villafan and Aiden Turner split time in-goal to earn the shutout.
Adan Trejo garnered hero honors in the Lake Oswego game, scoring off a pass from Nathan Wade with 12 minutes to play to earn the tie.
Turner made saves on six of the Lakers' seven shots on-frame.
'Lake Oswego battled the entire game and capitalized on a defensive mistake right before halftime,' Trejo said. 'But my boys didn't stop fighting…. We know we can compete with anyone in the Three Rivers League if we just show up mentally and ready to play, and focused to the task.'
La Salle Prep,
In Class 4A boys soccer, La Salle got on track last week, recording wins over cross-town rival Gladstone (6-0) and Estacada (3-1). The Falcons (2-2-1) were fourth in the Tri-Valley Conference standings with the first half of the league season complete.
In Class 5A, Putnam boys closed out the preseason strong, defeating Dallas 7-0 on Oct. 4. Joey Martinez scored twice to lead a balanced Kingsmen attack. Kyler Beebehiser and Brett Sonflieth split time in-goal to earn the shutout.
The Kingsmen took a season record of 4-3-0 into this week's Northwest Conference openers with Sandy (1-3-0) and Milwaukie (0-5-1).