Cowboys blasted by Outlaws

Sisters scores eight goals in first 15 minutes en route to 13-0 victory

by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Luis Romero fights for control of the ball with Ryan Pollard of Sisters. Pollard eventually gained control of the ball. Sisters dominated the game, eventually winning 13-0.

The game was over almost before it started.
   The Sisters Outlaws scored eight goals in the first 15 minutes of play then coasted to a 13-0 shellacking of the Crook County High School boys soccer team.
   “I don’t know what happened the first 20 minutes,” said head coach Joel Carrillo. “They are faster than us, but we didn’t mark up appropriately.”
   Nine different Outlaws scored in the contest as Sisters took advantage of their size, speed, and experience throughout the game.
   The Outlaws have a deep, talented team with seven seniors and six juniors on their roster. By contrast, the Cowboys have just two seniors on a roster that includes five sophomores and six freshmen.
   “We have some kids that don’t have experience with games right now,” Carrillo said. “We will be working on marking up the openings in the next practices. We know what we did wrong and what we have to work on.”
   Jonathon Iron opened the scoring for the Outlaws just three minutes into the contest. Richie Hail scored Sisters second goal 30 seconds later, then Dylan Hatch scored six and a half minutes into the game on a direct free kick.
   The onslaught continued until Sisters substituted after scoring their eighth goal with 28:08 still remaining in the first half.
   Following the substitutions, the Cowboys played better, giving up just one more goal before the half.
   In the second half, the Outlaws substituted freely while working on passing the ball. Sisters played ball possession much of the half, requiring a set number of passes before players were allowed to score. Yet the Outlaws were still able to add four more goals in the half.
   Reigning Sky-Em League player of the year, Jake McAllister, finished with three goals in the game, while Gabe Rietmann and Colton Manhalter each scored two goals. Evan Rickards added a goal and two assists. Colton Rogers and Jadon Bachtold scored the Outlaws final two goals.
   Meanwhile, the Cowboys managed just two shots on goal in the entire contest. However, Carrillo was pleased with the effort in the second half.
   “I told them at the half to just focus on passing the ball and not carrying the ball,”?he said. “Just focus on passing and controlling the ball and not so much on trying to score and they progressed on that.”
   With the loss, the Cowboys are now 0-2 on the season while the Outlaws are 1-0.
   The Cowboys do not play again until Tuesday, Sept. 18, when they host the La Pine Hawks in a 4 p.m. contest.
   “We have a lot of things that we have to progress on,” Carrillo said. “It’s a good opportunity to practice, and scrimmage, but the kids need more games.”