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Tribe scores nine goals in first half on way to 13-0 win

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Charlie Davidson takes aim at the goal during the Tribe's 13-0 first round playoff win over visiting Brookings-Harbor.The Scappoose Lady Indians made something of a statement last Tuesday with a 13-0 4A soccer playoff win over visiting Brookings-Harbor.

With a seven-hour drive each way, the Bruins had come a day early and were out practicing well ahead of Scappoose. It would prove all for naught, and make for the longest drive home.

“I thought we played our best game of the year,” Scappoose Coach Chris Dorough said. “We kept the all and moved it around the field with pace. (We had) sharp passing and moving off the ball.”

It took Scappoose a few minutes to score their first goal, but once they did it opened the floodgates.

Freshman Lucy Davidson scored off a pass from her sister Charlie at the 31:45 (remaining) mark for the team's first score. Less than two minutes later (30:06) Ariel Viera scored of and assist from Molly Orr. Two minutes after that (28:16) Natalie Muth made it 3-0 off another assist from Orr. Then Ariel Viera scored twice, both on assists from Charlie Davidson. She scored with a header at 26:38 and then booted on in just 38 seconds later.

The match was virtually over not even halfway through the first half of the contest. Eleanor Jones took an assist from Lucy Davidson at the 24:03 mark, and Megan Peckover scored alone at 21:09. Viera put in her fourth goal of the half with an assist from Jones (13:39) and Lucy Davidson scored again, off another assist from her sister at the 5:46 mark.

In the second half, it was Orr from Jones (34:51); Viera from Lucy Davidson (32:59), Orr from Natalie Muth (26:53), and Emily Muth from sister Natalie (25:36).

Scappoose's win, the most dominating of the first round of state, put the Lady Indians up against La Salle in the quarterfinals. The Falcons posted a 2-1 win on the road against Junction City. La Salle was ranked 10th in the standings with a 7-6-1 record, but Dorough was leery.

“La Salle is a strong team from a strong league and have been tested all year,” he said. “They work hard and earn results. We will have to work very hard for a win.”

The Falcons were third in the Tri-Valley Conference behind Gladstone (No. 3 ranking) and Molalla (No. 6). Gladstone and Molalla also both won their first-round games and faced each other in the lower half of the bracket. The winner of that game will face the winner of the La Salle-Scappoose match in the semifinals.

Gladstone won 6-0 over Cottage Grove (No. 17), and Molalla topped Sisters (No. 10), 2-0.

In the other half of the bracket: No. 1 Mazama easily dispatched No. 19 North Marion, 5-0; North Bend (No. 9) nipped Hidden Valley (No. , 1-0; Philomath (No. 4) spanked North Valley (No. 15), 7-0; and La Grande (No. 5) nipped Klamath Union (No. 12), 1-0. The winner of the Mazama-North Bend match and the Philomath-La Grande winner meet in the other semifinal match on Nov. 13.

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