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Lakeridge boys win lopsided Civil War contest

The Pacers score less than a minute into the game en route to a 7-0 win

MATTHEW SHERMAN - Lakeridges Adam Kindorf looks to make a cutback during Tuesdays game against Lake Oswego. He scored the first goal of the game 25 seconds in.The tone for Tuesday’s boys soccer showdown between Lakeridge and Lake Oswego was set early. How early? About 25 seconds.

The Pacers booted the ball up the field quickly and capitalized on its first scoring chance of the game when Adam Kindorf poked in a shot from close range.

From there Lakeridge was off to the races in a 7-0 victory over its rival. The win also vaulted the Pacers to the No. 1 ranking in the state.

Lakeridge certainly looked the part on Tuesday, controlling possession and taking advantage of multiple scoring opportunities.

The Lakers were shell-shocked after the quick tally and took a while to find any footing.

The Pacers were aggressive all evening. After Kindorf narrowly missed on another attempt just minutes later, Colin Pinkerton slammed in a rebound less than 10 minutes into the game, giving the Pacers a 2-0 advantage.

Lake Oswego’s Robert Vogel had an early chance, completing a nice run with a shot pushed just wide.

As the game seemed to settle down slightly midway through the first half with Lake Oswego mounting a few counter attacks, the Pacers grabbed momentum heading into halftime.

After Paul Seydel slammed a shot hard off the crossbar, Jonny Rodas-Hill made a phenomenal move and buried a deep shot to the top corner with five minutes left in the half to make it 3-0.

It simply wasn’t Lake Oswego’s night. In the final minute of the half, the Lakers appeared to strike back with a goal that would have cut into the deficit right before the break. However, it was disallowed due to an offsides call.

The heavy rain subsided in the second half but Lakeridge’s offensive outburst didn’t.

The Pacers didn’t sit back in the least, looking to extend their advantage early on.

Jimmy Ryan sent a hard shot over the top and Seydel had another shot saved nicely.

Michael Campanelli nearly got the Lakers on the board early in the second half but his header on a cross rolled wide.

Lakeridge struck again 10 minutes into the half on another brilliant strike from Rodas-Hill. From that point, the Pacers were able to get the majority of their players into the game and the rout was on.

The Pacers, now 2-0 in league and unbeaten on the year, look to continue their streak against Sherwood Thursday, Oct. 6.

Lake Oswego will look to rebound with a road game at West Linn.