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Chasing goals

Sandy proves it can compete in conference despite OT loss


by: KRISTOPHER ANDERSON - The Sandy Pioneers pushed last seasons conference champs to overtime, but lost 3-1 Thursday at Sandy High School.

They had already accomplished something before the game was over.

They took Rex Putnam — last season's conference champion — to overtime. And even though Sandy's boys soccer team eventually lost 3-1 Thursday at Sandy High School, it learned it's capable of playing with some of the better teams in the Northwest Oregon Conference.

“This showed what we can do this season,” Sandy forward Chase Hubbard said.

The Pioneers (4-3-1, 1-1) were facing an early deficit when Broncos' forward Jose Rivera scored less than 10 minutes into the game.

But Sandy soon settled into the game. It wasn't until the second half, though, when it finally evened the score.

From 40 yards away from the goal, Kennedy Salveter sent a free kick into the Putnam penalty box. After bouncing around between players, the ball rolled free to Hubbard who finished the play with a goal to tie the game 1-1.

The game eventually went to overtime where the Broncos (5-4, 2-0) tacked on two more goals for a 3-1 win.

Check the Oct. 17 edition of the Sandy Post for a complete recap and update on the Sandy boys soccer team.