Win closer for Madras girls' soccer
The White Buffalos (0-5-0) surrendered a goal in the final seconds at David Douglas in Portland on Monday in a 3-2 loss. The Scots scored with 23 seconds left.
Griselda Reyes tied the match at 1-1 in the first half off a pass from Mara Santos. Madras went ahead in the 53rd minute as Kaylee Ramey converted a shot off a pass by Ashley Evans.
The Buffs are in the middle of four matches in eight days. The White Buffalos finish up the nonleague season by hosting Dallas on Thursday and Woodburn on Saturday.
West Albany 3, Madras 1: The Buffs led early when Kaylee Ramey took advantage of an opening in front of the goal eight minutes into Saturday's match.
It was one of several early-on shots for Madras.
"Most of the first 10 minutes we were in their part of the field," Smith said. "Then they started controlling the play."
Buff keeper Briana Stacona was able to stop one threat at the 15th minute, making two saves. Stacona had nine saves in the match.
"I'm trying to read the angle of where the shooter might go to," Stacona said. "Playing keeper is fun but there's also pressure."
West Albany put pressure on Madras' defense last in the first half. The xx scored at the 27th and 37th minutes by finding shots in the middle.
"It got two crowded on those shots," Stacona said. "Our defense played better, they did a much better job of communicating."
The Madras coach echoed that thought, praising the backline for solid play. West Albany added a goal in the 61st minute, curving the ball into the net despite Stacona getting a hand on the ball.
"Oh, I thought I had that one. I was just a little too far out of the box," Stacona said.