Mid-match switch gives Culver first league win
Cul soc for 4If it works once, try it again.
Culver soccer coach Tom Kirk did just that, moving a defender to forward to spark the Bulldog offense. It worked in Culver's league opener as it did two weeks earlier.
Juan Terrazas switched positions, scoring just before halftime of the Bulldogs' 5-2 home victory against Irrigon to open Special District 5 play.
Terrazas scored at the 35th minute on a header, just after the change. The junior took a crossing pass from his brother Jose. It was the first of five goals by the younger Terrazas, a school record.
Two weeks ago, Kirk moved defender Victor Terrazas (no relation) up to forward. It paid off in two quick goals in a 3-3 tie against East Linn Christian.
On Saturday, Juan Terrazas scored three more goals within the opening 15 minutes of the second half.
"Juan was able to get by Irrigon's fast defender," Kirk said. "We wanted to keep the game under control in the first half. Then I switched our two Juans (Terrazas and forward Espindola) to try to break the scoreless tie. It all happened quickly."
After the half, Hugo Rosales' crossing pass set up Terrazas' second goal. Jose Terrazas then assisted on his brother's next two goals. Juan Terrazas' final goal was unassisted.
The Bulldog coach also praised the play of his reserves who played much of the second half for "continuing to play at the same level of intensity as our starters."
Culver also traveled to Grant Union in John Day on Monday, Sept. 25 for a 5-1 loss. Victor Terrazas scored the lone Bulldog goal just before halftime.
A match scheduled for Sept. 27 against the Mountain View II junior varsity was canceled.