Lady Indians finish league, await playoffs

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Natalie Muth takes a weak shot at goal off the tip of her foot during last week's 8-0  win over Yamhill-Carlton. Scappoose has sewn up the Cowapa League and No. 2 state playoff berth.The real season for the Scappoose Lady Indians soccer team will begin this coming Tuesday, Nov. 6 when they host a lower-ranked team in the 4A state playoffs.

The Tribe breezed to wins over Yamhill-Carlton (8-0) and Astoria (3-0) in Cowapa League action last week. That left them just a match against Tillamook (0-9, 1-12) this past Tuesday. They topped the ‘Mooks, 15-0 in their last meeting.

Scappoose moved up to first in the OSAA rankings for a short time last week, but was second going into their match with Tillamook. They won’t get much of a boost with the win, but are far enough ahead of third-place Gladstone to stay in second.

Goals against YC included: Eleanor Jones from Ariel Viera; Lucy Davidson from Molly Orr; Viera from Jones; Davidson from Julia Grabhorn; (second half) Cassidy Hoglund from Orr; Charlie Davidson from sister Lucy; Jones from Natalie Muth; and Orr from Grabhorn.

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - The Tribe's Molly Orr fights for the ball with YC player during last week's match.“We allowed one shot on goal and kept the ball pretty well, but had trouble hitting the target with our shots,” Coach Chris Dorough said. “Seniors play a lot on senior night and it was great to get them time for their hard work over four years.”

Goals during the Astoria match came from: Hoglund from Orr; Orr from Grabhorn, and Muth from Viera.

“We have one league game left (last Tuesday) and should finish second in the power rankings to end the year,” Dorough said. “Gladstone and Mazama are looking very strong, and I think Philomath, Molalla and Hidden Valley could make runs.”

Those teams comprise six of the top seven teams in the OSAA rankings. Most of the remaining teams that make the playoffs are not considered big threats.

Scappoose will host the second-lowest-ranked team from the play-in round. With no lights on the new soccer field, the game will be slated for afternoon. The winner of the Nov. 6 game will advance to the quarterfinals.

Pairings will be displayed on the OSAA website, under Score Center, girls soccer, and playoffs qualifications.

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