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by: MATTHEW SHERMAN, 
Lake Oswego’s Tori Gray, left, battles with West Linn’s Rachel Phillips for a loose ball during Tuesday’s game. The teams played to a 1-1 draw.

Lake Oswego girls

The Lakers drubbed Milwaukie last week 7-0 to stay unbeaten on the year heading into Tuesday's important showdown with West Linn.

The Lakers and Lions played evenly in the first half with both defenses performing admirably. But West Linn got on the board first on a shot by Ali Vogt with five minutes to play in the first half.

Lake Oswego withstood West Linn's early attack in the second half and, with just over 20 minutes to play in the game, the team earned a free kick from just outside the goal box.

Cali Reis took the kick and deposited a perfectly placed ball in the upper corner of the net to tie the game.

Both defenses continued to perform well for the final 20 minutes as the teams played to a 1-1 tie.

Lakeridge girls

The Pacers picked up their first league win of the season last Thursday with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Putnam.

Leslie Hundhammer scored the team's first goal in the second half and then Lakeridge earned a penalty kick.

Jenna Horton scored the goal that all but put the game away for the Pacers.

On Tuesday Lakeridge took on a strong Clackamas team and earned a 1-1 draw. The Pacers got on the board first with a goal by Jaimie Landreth but Clackamas was able to even the score.

Lakeridge and Clackamas are currently tied for fourth place in the Three Rivers League.

Lake Oswego boys

The Laker boys have been motivated after their tough loss to Lakeridge. Last week the team beat a surprisingly tough Milwaukie team 2-0 and then hosted West Linn on Tuesday.

Lake Oswego dominated the game, making the most of its many scoring chances in an 8-1 victory.

Ryo Asai had a spectacular game, tallying assists on the team's first four goals. He would later add a goal of his own as West Linn was never in the game.

'We played very well. We were a bit more clinical in front of the net than we have been,' coach Fraser Morrison said.

Lake Oswego is currently 4-1 with a bye tonight (Thursday) and Putnam coming up next Tuesday

Lakeridge boys

The Pacers endured one of their most difficult games of the season last week, grinding out a 1-0 win over Putnam to stay unbeaten in league.

The game was scoreless until about 12 minutes to play. Then Jared Martin broke up the shut-out on an assist from Patrick Kelly.

'They probably should have beaten us. David (Dodson) made about six great saves and really was the one who got us those three points,' coach Paul Slover said.

Lakeridge rebounded with a convincing 3-0 win over Clackamas on Tuesday. Jared Martin scored the game's first goal on an assist from his brother John.

Then Bruno Perez knocked in a rebound when Brett Northfield his a rocket off the crossbar which made the score 2-0 at the half.

Finally, Josh Heismann helped put the game away off a corner kick in the second half.

'They were a good opponent but we really didn't give them many chances,' Slover said.