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Scappoose girls' soccer completes sweep of Banks

Indians get seventh shutout of the season


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JOHN BREWINGTON - Mackenzie Ela (20) and the Scappoose girls' soccer team improved to 12-0 by blanking Banks 6-0 on the road on Tuesday.The Class 4A No. 2 Scappoose High School girls’ soccer team beat Banks 6-0 in Cowapa League play on Tuesday in Banks.

The Indians (12-0 overall, 8-0 Cowapa) completed the season sweep of the Braves (6-5-1, 4-4) having taken the first meeting 2-1 on Sept. 29 in Scappoose.

Natalie Muth scored in the fourth minute and Eleanor Jones connected in the 35th. Lucy Davidson gave the Indians a 3-0 halftime lead.

Mackenzie Ela scored in the 50th minute before Davidson and Muth knocked in their second goals.

The win was the Indians’ seventh shutout of the season.

“They’ve been making great strides defensively all season,” Scappoose coach Rebekah Kurle said. “Since the start of the season they’ve been making very good adjustments.”

The Indians beat Tillamook 12-0 on Oct. 15 in Scappoose.

Scappoose was scheduled to play Seaside at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in Seaside.

The Indians are also scheduled to complete the league season against defending Cowapa League champion Valley Catholic at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday in Beaverton.

“It’s going to be a good game,” said Kurle of the finale that could determine the league champion. “They’ve always been, from my knowledge, a very tough team, and whoever brings more intensity is going to win the game."