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Pioneers settle for one-goal win

SOCCER-Late goal by Makena Schroder erases prior frustrations
by: Kris Anderson Defender Dalen Richardson clears a ball out of Sandy's zone during their 2-1 win on Thursday.

Thursday's match between Sandy and Milwaukie exposed the frustration of soccer.

After an evenly matched first half, the Pioneers hardly relinquished possession in the second half and kept the ball on the Mustang's side of the field. Their scoring opportunities came at a blistering pace, but the goal seemed to shrink on Sandy's offense.

Forward Zoe Higgins was the goals favorite victim, as her chances to break a tie game were repeatedly thwarted.

While Sandy's defense was turning away every ball that came their way, the offense needed just one bounce to go its way.

With eight minutes left in the match, they got it.

Forward Makena Schroder received a pass six yards out and pushed the ball past the charging keeper for a goal, giving Sandy a justified 2-1 victory.

'Honestly, it was a totally blessing, just a great pass, and I was able to get it off left footed,' Schroder said.

Look for full coverage in the Nov. 2 edition of the Sandy Post.