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Tualatin boys fall at Medford in soccer playoff

MEDFORD - The Timberwolves played strong.

They created scoring opportunities.

But they just couldn't come away with the win.

The Tualatin High School boys soccer team saw its season come to an end with a 2-0 loss to South Medford in a Class 6A state playoff first-round match played Friday at Spiegelberg Stadium.

'Overall, we played well enough to win, but didn't put our chances away,' Tualatin coach Eric McClellan said.

Tualatin finished its season with a final record of 7-6-3.

South Medford freshman Uriel Cordoba got that opening goal for the Panthers, coming in the 25th minute, giving the home team a 1-0 lead, which it took to halftime.

South Medford upped its lead to 2-0 with a goal by junior Humberto Alvarez coming in the 50th minute.

Still, Tualatin had some strong play throughout.

'Domenico (Del Prete) was very dangerous all game with his aggressive attacking style,' McClellan said. 'Damien Garcia was a workhorse in the midfield with one of his best games of the year. Our back line battled, but a bad clearance in the back led to their second goal, at which point our guys lost steam.'