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Soccer teams vie for playoff spots

by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Lakeridge's Eleonso Cristobal makes a pass against an Oregon City defender during Tuesday's game against the Pioneers. Lakeridge scored first but gave up a pair of goals in the second half in a 2-1 defeat.Just two games remain for the Lake Oswego and Lakeridge soccer teams and very little has been determined. In fact, after Tuesday's contests, the league standings are even more crowded.

The fight for the league title figures to come down to the wire for the girls. Lakeridge currently holds a two-point lead in the standings over both Clackamas and West Linn with Lake Oswego still lurking in fourth.

The Pacers remained in first after a convincing 6-1 victory over winless Oregon City on Tuesday.

Maddie Krauss got the scoring started in the first half on an assist from Olivia Onustock. Then it was Natalie Bristol's time to shine.

Bristol would post a hat trick for the Pacers and she did it all in the first half. Her first goal came on an assist from Krauss to put Lakeridge up 2-0. She then scored on an assist from Lauren King and Erin Elliott fed her for her third goal of the half, putting the Pacers up 4-0 at the break.

Krauss and Tena Rogers would continue the Pacers' surge on offense early in the second half, each scoring unassisted goals to make it 6-0 before the Pioneers broke the drought.

Lakeridge will play West Linn tonight in a huge game on the road and finishes the year against Canby.

The Lake Oswego girls fell to Clackamas 3-1 on Tuesday, dropping the Lakers to 4-4 in league. The Lakers will look to avoid a play-in game with wins in their last two games as they battle the Nos. 5 and 6 teams in the league in Canby and Oregon City.

The race for the league title in the boys division has already been wrapped up. Clackamas clinched the crown with a 1-0 win over Lake Oswego on Tuesday.

The Lakers continue to struggle putting the ball in the net as they are the lowest scoring team in the league. The Cavaliers' lone tally was enough on Tuesday but Lake Oswego remains in second place by two points over Oregon City, Lakeridge and Canby who are all tied for third.

Lakeridge lost a tough 2-1 decision to Oregon City on Tuesday.

The Pacers appeared to be on cruise control, getting an easy goal from Alec Ingraham three minutes into the contest.

However, the Pioneers stayed within striking distance and a pair of second half goals allowed them to pull of the upset.

Both teams will look to avoid play-in games with strong results in their final two contests.




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