Oregon Sports Photos Photography by John Lariviere

6Dec/09Off

One Step Away

The Glencoe High School boys soccer team had their season end one game short of their goal as they fell to Corvallis High School 0-2 in the semi-finals of the OSAA 5A Soccer Championships at Hare Field in Hillsboro, Oregon.  The match was played at a furious pace the entire 80 minutes as Glencoe's quickness and skill up front could not break the Corvallis defense which stayed compact and industrious.

After failing to capitalize on a great opportunity early in the match, the Tide fell a goal behind in the 27th minute when Andres Nieves-Bernal of Corvallis ripped a 35 yard shot into the upper-far post.  Glencoe continued to throw attacks at Corvallis, but could not get their chances solidly on net.  The final goal of the match was scored off a 20 yard free kick when Banner Schaffer of Corvallis tucked a driving shot past the left side of the defensive wall and just inside the left post.

The Glencoe wall watches the flight of Banner Schafler's free kick as keeper Dillon Vanaken dives in attempt to stop it from tucking inside the left post.  Schafer's 20 yard blast put Corvallis up 2-0 in the 28th minute of the seoncd half.

The Glencoe wall watches the flight of Banner Schafler's free kick as keeper Dillon Vanaken dives in attempt to stop it from tucking inside the left post. Schafer's 20 yard blast put Corvallis up 2-0 in the 28th minute of the second half.

The Glencoe defense reacts after going down 0-2 as Corvallis goal-scorer Banner Schafer (in black) celebrates by sprinting to the stands after hitting a laser accurate 20 yard free kick.

The Glencoe defense reacts after going down 0-2 as Corvallis goal-scorer Banner Schafer (in black) celebrates by sprinting to the stands after hitting a laser accurate 20 yard free kick.

Eirik Sagstad (right) of Glencoe challenges Corvallis midfielder Jamal Abdoul for a ball during first half play.

Eirik Sagstad (right) of Glencoe challenges Corvallis midfielder Jamal Abdoul for a ball during first half play.

Luis Echeverria (right) of Glencoe avoids a tackle in midfield by Corvallis' Jesus Vidrio (left).

Luis Echeverria (right) of Glencoe avoids a tackle in midfield by Corvallis' Jesus Vidrio (left).

Brandon McPheeters (right) of Corvallis rides over the back of Glencoe's David Cazares (left) in an attempt to win possesion.  Cazares was able to bring the ball to his feet and evade the pressure of McPheeters.

Brandon McPheeters (right) of Corvallis rides over the back of Glencoe's David Cazares (left) in an attempt to win possession. Cazares was able to bring the ball to his feet and evade the pressure of McPheeters.

David Cazares of Glencoe sprints through midfield during a second half break.

David Cazares of Glencoe sprints through midfield during a second half break.

Zim Mayfield of Glencoe advances the ball through midfield as the Tide press late in the second half for a goal.

Zim Mayfield of Glencoe advances the ball through midfield as the Tide press late in the second half for a goal.

Andres Nieves-Bernal (left) of Corvallis looks for a pass upfield under pressure from Alan Portilla (right) of Glencoe.

Andres Nieves-Bernal (left) of Corvallis looks for a pass upfield under pressure from Alan Portilla (right) of Glencoe.

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