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Eighth-ranked Indians girls' soccer can't be stopped

Tribe rode 22-1 scoring streak into Thursday's showdown with No. 5 Valley Catholic


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Junior midfielder Mackenzie Ela (20) and the defending Class 4A state champion Indians have found their shooting touch.It was a matter of time before the Indians started scoring left and right.

The eighth-ranked returning Class 4A state champions won 4-0 on Tuesday in Banks after beating Tillamook 11-1 on the road on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The Tribe (3-2-2 overall, 3-0 Cowapa League) is on a 22-1 scoring streak in its three-game win streak.

"Everything comes with time," Scappoose junior goalkeeper and captain Alyssa Bakkensen said. "We played some good teams in preseason, which was hard for us mentally, so now that we have started scoring goals, our confidence has been boosted. It's not going to stop any time soon. This program has big goals, and being a powerhouse in league is always a priority."

Banks fell to 2-3-2, 1-2, and the Cheesemakers dropped to 0-6, 0-2.

The Indians tie Sutherlin/Oakland for fourth-fewest goals allowed in the state (5) behind Corbett (4), Mollala (2) and No. 4 Cascade (1), and has pitched four shutouts.

The Indians were scheduled to host No. 5 Valley Catholic (4-3, 3-0), a winner of four in a row, for the top spot in the league on Thursday, the results of which were unavailable at press time.

Scappoose is 3-1-1 against the Valiants since they won the Class 3A/2A/1A state championship and joined the league in 2014.

The Tribe bounced Valley Catholic from the state semifinals last year.

Cowapa League

League Overall GF GA Rank

Valley Catholic 3-0 4-3 25 10 5

Scappoose 3-0 3-2-2 22 5 8

Astoria 1-1-1 2-4-1 7 19 34

Banks 1-2 2-3-2 7 16 25

Seaside 0-2-1 0-5-2 6 25 37

Tillamook 0-3 0-7 4 43 40

Class 4A

North Valley 3-0 7-0 32 11 1

Brookings 4-0 5-1-1 36 8 2

Baker/Powder Valley 2-0 5-1 26 14 3

Cascade 3-0 6-0 26 1 4

Valley Catholic 3-0 4-3 25 10 5

North Bend 3-1 6-1-1 35 6 6

Gladstone 3-0 4-2-1 11 6 7

Scappoose 3-0 3-2-2 22 5 8

Henley 1-1-1 3-3-1 14 12 9

Philomath 3-0 5-2 17 6 10