Milwaukie boys and girls soccer teams hosted a doubleheader against local rival Rex Putnam October 9th drawing a large crowd supporting both schools. The boys kicked off the evening's first match with the sides finishing in a 0-0 draw. The girls were able to net goals giving their fans reason to celebrate, but neither team were able to put a winner away having to settle with a 1-1 draw. Putnam midfielder Sophia Stumpf put the Kingsmen up 1-0 in the first half with a 20 yard shot. With 13 minutes to play in the second half, Milwaukie midfielder Ellie Holmes knocked in a loose ball off a free kick by Emily McCarty to even the match.
Boys Game Report on the Clackamas Review Website: http://portlandtribune.com/cr/25-sports/276584-152635-mustangs-kingsmen-are-looking-good
Girls Game Report on the Clackamas Review Website: http://portlandtribune.com/cr/25-sports/276591-152648-local-girls-teams-play-to-a-1-1-draw
More Photos of the Boys Match on OregonsSportsPhotos.com: http://oregonsportsphotos.exposuremanager.com/g/2015_rex_putnam_vs_milwaukie_soccer
More Photos of the Girls Match on OregonSportsPhotos.com: http://oregonsportsphotos.exposuremanager.com/g/2015_milwaukie_vs_rex_putnam_girls_soccer
Rex Putnam midfielder Chris Taylor (12) dribbles the ball up the wing under pressure from Jerry Navarrete (17) of Milwaukie.
Rex Putnam midfielder Chris Taylor (12) slides for a tackle against Evan McClelland (12) of Milwaukie.
Even McClelland (12) of Milwaukie battle for a ball in midfield against Rex Putnam forward Tanner Ujifusa (8).
Juan Gudino (6) of Milwaukie wins an aerial challenge against Rex Putnam midfielder Emilio Rodgers (11).
Devin Duval (7) of Milwaukie battles for a loose ball against Rex Putnam midfielder Garrett Benedict (3).
Milwaukie OSAA 5A first team all-state goalkeeper Juan De Dios Inzunza makes a diving save off a first half Putnam free kick.
Rex Putnam defender Drew Urben (15) reaches to control the ball during the second half.
Milwaukie midfielder Ellie Holmes (4) battles for a loose ball under pressure from Rex Putnam midfielder Abigail Herbert (10).
Rex Putnam midfielder Megan Spaulding (11) plays the ball over the reach of the on-rushing Milwaukie goalkeeper Celeste Levasseur (00) with the ball settling into the goal, however the play was called back due to a Rex Putnam foul.
Rex Putnam midfielder Kate Potter (3) and Milwaukie forward MaKenna Presley (right) challenge for a loose ball during the second half.
Milwaukie midfielder Noelani McGowan (1) dribbles the ball under pressure from Rex Putnam midfielder Megan Spaulding (11).
Milwaukie midfielder Ellie Holmes (4) celebrates her goal with 13:38 left in the second half to tie the match 1-1.
Rex Putnam midfielder Megan Spaulding (11) dribbles the ball forward during the second half.
Glencoe and Hillsboro High Schools played to a 1-1 draw during a pre-season contest at the Hare Field Stadium in Hillsboro, Oregon. With each team having opportunities to notch a goal in the first half, the match remained scoreless until Glencoe midfielder Noah Spellman headed the ball into the net off a far post cross from Javier Cazares with 27:51 remaining in the second half. Hillsboro evened up the score with a goal from Miguel Tena-Palomares.
Glencoe goalkeeper Cameron Svenson (right) comes off his line to save a volley by Hillsboro defender Ramon Mercado Quezada (left) in the first half of the pre-seaon match between the rival Hillsboro schools.
Defender Ethan Vanderzanden (right) of Glencoe beats Hillsboro forward Roberto Mora (left) to the ball breaking up a first half attack during the pre-season derby at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
Glencoe midfielder Noah Spellman (17) heads the ball into the net off the far post cross past Hillsboro defenders Luis Guevara (15), Juan Pedro Moreno Olmeda (14) and goalkeeper Jose Rodriquez (in red). Spellman's goal gave the Tide a 1-0 lead with 27:51 left in the second half of the match.
Glencoe midfielder Noah Spellman (17) celebrates his goal off a far post header as Hillsboro goalkeeper Jose Rodriquez (in red) lays on the ground in frustration as Spellman's goal gave the Tide a 1-0 lead with 27:51 left in the second half of the match.
Glencoe forward Noah Spellman advances the ball through midfield during the second half of the Crimson Tide's match against local rival Hillsboro High. Spelman scored Glencoe's lone goal with a second half goal off a far post header.
Glencoe forward Jonathan Medel Tellez (right) connects with a through ball from midfield to on a break while defended by Hillsboro defender Kevin Estrella (left) during the second half of the pre-season derby match at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
Glencoe midfielder Eddie Sauceda (5) slides to win a tackle against Hillsboro Sergio Aquilar (foreground) during the second half of the Tide's derby match against Hillsboro High at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
When I read an article on OregonLive about Oregon State's Danny Mwanga being a potential #1 draft pick in the Major Soccer League SuperDraft, I took particular interest in the story. You see, I played my last year of college eligibility at OSU and then coached the team for three years back in the '80s. The team has come a long way sense then, and has developed a lot of talented players over the years. After OSU, I coached a fair amount of youth soccer in the Portland area and was proud to see some of my past players end up playing on the Beavers' squad.
Last Spring I shot a scrimmage match between the OSU Varsity Team and a team of OSU alumni players played at Pacific University in Forest Grove to support the Banks Youth Soccer Club. This was the first time I saw Danny play; needless to say, I was quite impressed with his skill and commanding presence on the pitch. It's great to see a player of excellent quality and character have the potential to move on to the next level. And it's not so bad that he was a product of my alma mater.
The OSAA Soccer Championships were held November 21st for 5A and 6A boys and girls at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon. The first three matches were played in favorable weather with cloudy skies and calm wind, but the final match of the day found Jesuit and Westview girls battling in driving rain and gusty winds as a storm front moved into the area as night fell.
In the 5A boys match, the Corvallis Spartans survived a late surge by Mt. View of Bend when Zane Meehan converted a penalty kick with 8:05 remaining in the match to give Corvallis the 3-2 victory. The Spartans' 2-0 lead evaporated in the span of one minute when Mt. View's Cam Riemhofer scored a goal with 14:20 remaining and tallied another with 13:49 left to equalize at 2-2.
The 5A girls were up next in a battle were the defenses of Sherwood and Bend refused to give way as the teams ended 80 minutes of regulation play in a 0-0 draw, only to repeat with the same result in 20 minutes of extra time. The championship was settled on penalty kicks where Bend was able to put away four of their spot kicks with Sherwood only converting two.
South Salem and South Medford faced each other for the 6A boys title in a match of two half. South Medford dominated play in the first half and took a 1-0 lead into halftime off a Kory Kellum goal in the eight minute. After the break South Salem found their offense, equalizing 17 minutes into the second half on a goal by Pablo Ceja. After a hand ball on the edge of the South Medford's penalty box resulted in a free kick, South Salem's Ethan Jones scored the go-ahead goal with 13:45 remaining after Cameron French's shot rebounded of keeper Mitch North and rolled to Jones' foot at the back post.
The final match of the day was played under miserable conditions when a storm front moved in as darkness fell, bringing driving rain and very gusty winds that lasted throughout the match. Metro league rivals, Jesuit and Westview, played in the girls 6A championship match. After a fairly evenly played first half, Jesuit took the upper-hand when Sarah Bridges scored six minutes into the second half and the Crusaders added insurance five minutes later with Emily Fellows scored a ten yard shot, with the score ending 2-0 giving the title to Jesuit.
Corvallis 3 - Mountain. View 2
Austin Kins (right) of Mt. View beats Corvallis' Jesus Vidrio (left) to the ball during a first half midfield battle, but pays the price as Vidrio's challenge is late as he connects with Kihs' legs.
Jamal Abdoul of Corvallis goes full stretch as he attempts to win the ball against Mt. View's Eduardo Lopez (entering photo).
Brian Cronk (left) of Corvallis shields off the defense of Mt. View's Mike Wood (right) at he advances the ball through midfield.
Zane Meehan of Corvallis throws his arms into the air in celebration after converting a penalty kick that put the Spartans into the lead for good at 2-1 with 8:05 left in the match after a deliberate hand ball in the box resulted in the sending off of Mt. View's Mike Wood.
Bend 1 - Sherwood 0 (4-2 penalty kicks)
Sherwood goalkeeper Kassee Flint goes high to pull in a cross to foil a goal-scoring opportunity for Bend's Kelsey Corney.
Erika Whitehurst (11) of Bend makes a quick turn to free herself from the pressure of Sherwood's Alezandra Teesdale (behind).
Amelia Salazar (behind) of Sherwood resorts to fouling Bend's Daniela Solis (foreground) to prevent her from breaking into the attacking third.
Kelsey Greene (left) of Bend beats Sherwood's Mallory Edmunson (right) down the left wing during a second half attack.
Amelia Salazar (left) of Sherwood and Kelsey Greene (right) of Bend battle for the ball as Salazar attempts to turn towards goal near the Bend endline.
South Salem 2 - South Medford 1
Brian Avila (right) of South Medford pushes back against the defensive pressure of South Salem's Matt Long (left) during first half play.
Jose Reyes (18) of South Salem goes down to the turf after being tripped up by South Medford's Josue Rodriguez (off camera left).
After recovering from a collision with South Salem's Pablo Ceja (13), South Medford goalkeeper Mitch North dives in a despirate attempt to block Ceja's shot onto an open net. North could not get a hand on the ball but was saved by teammate Cody Anders who miraculously headed the ball wide of the post at the last second.
Cameron French lays out full stretch as he hits a first-time ball off a free kick from the edge of the box in an attempt to score. His shot was blocked by South Medford keeper Mitch North, however the ball rebounded to the back post where South Salem's Ethan Jones tucked it into the net for the game winning goal.
Ethan Jones (center in white) sticks away a rebound off a save by South Medford keeper Mitch North (in orange) to score the game winning goal for the Saxons with 13:45 left in the match.
Ethan Jones of South Salem cellebrates his game winning goal as South Medford keeper and his defensive players look hopelessly at the ball resting in their goalnet.
Jesuit 2 - Westview 0
Rebe Wolverton (left) of Jesuit heads the ball past Westview's Amanda Minter during second half play.
Sarah Bridges (left) of Jesuit edges past Westview's Kelsey Henningsen (right) as she works her way down the wing.
Kelli Crandall (left) and Sarah Bridges (center) of Jesuit embrace and leap into the air in celebration of Bridges' goal with 34:11 left in the match giving the Crusaders a 1-0 lead. Teammate Emily Fellows (right) also joined in the celebration.
Kallie Neimann (left) of Westview picks up a fould for bringing down Jesuit's Alison Martin (right) with a tackle from behind late during the second half.
Alison Martin (left) of Jesuit beats Westview's Desiree Tyner (right) to the ball in midfield during second half action.
The Glencoe JV soccer team reached the half-way point of the season last week with a very successful record. The Tide won six and lost only one while scoring 27 goals and allowing five. The lone loss was at the hands of Glencoe's cross-town rival Hillsboro High School who shut out the Tide while tallying three.
The strength of the team throughout the fist half of the season has been the back line. The midfield has been playing well, but needs more consistency in maintaining possession and creating attacking situations, along with improving defensively. The front runners have put away some nice goals and look to improve on their accuracy against the stronger opponents.
The second half of the season will give the Tide a chance to avenge their sole loss against Hillsboro. The two sides split the derby last year, each winning on the opponents grounds.
Midfielder Jake Smith breaks free from Liberty defenders to advance the ball in midfield. Glencoe defeated the Falcons at home 1-0.
Midfielder Jin Hyun changes direction quickly to evade a Liberty defender during the Tide's 1-0 victory.
Forward Malcolm Diller (right) locks arms with a St. Helens defender in an attempt to win possession of the ball during Glencoe's 2-0 away victory.
Defender Zach Furrow shields off the pressure of a St. Helens forward during first half play of Glencoe's 2-0 win over the Lions.
Forward Mitch Marinello focuses on the ball as it drops to his feet during the Tide's only loss of the first half of the season, 0-3 at cross-town rival Hillsboro.
James Burton sprints past a Century defender as he works his way for a shot outside the penalty box. Burton scored two goals in Glencoe's 8-0 home victory.