Boys lose close soccer game to Marist, while girls drop two league matches

The Husky boys soccer team lost 1-0 against Marist at home on Sept. 29. “Marist was one of our best games of the season,” Coach Karl Schmidtman said. “We played them pretty tight and actually had some opportunities to tie the game up.”

Marist made more shots on goal, Schmidtman said, but generally “our looks were better.”

Marist?s only goal came about five minutes before halftime in a one-on-one situation, Schmidtman said. Marist?s attacker kicked a nice shot into the low corner of the goal.

At goalie Isaac Villarreal played well and had six saves on the game.

At Sisters on Sept. 30, the Huskies lost 6-0 in a tough game, Schmidtman said. Sisters outshot the Huskies 18-12.

Sisters bunched up its goals, scoring three in the first 12 minutes of the game then three more in a 15-minute period in the second half, Schmidtman said. ?Sisters had a lot of speed, a pretty good passing game and moved the ball well.?

The Huskies had some good opportunities, but Sisters? keeper made two key saves off of shots by Sean McGuyre. One shot was picked off by the Sisters goalie just at the line. The goalie stopped the other shot on a dive.

“We had opportunities to score,” Schmidtman said. “We just couldn?t get one in.”

Usually, when a team shoots 12 times, that’ll include a couple of goals, Schmidtman said. The Huskies are building their attack well.

They just need to get some goals and build some confidence, Schmidtman said.

The Huskies next face Elmira at home on Oct. 6.

Girls soccer

The girls soccer team lost 2-0 at North Marion on Sept. 30.

North Marion scored one goal in each half.

“We did a very good job,” Coach Eric Markell said. “We didn’t win, but we did very good.”

The Huskies gave up two goals on mistakes, Markell said. On one shot, the North Marion kicker had a wide open line on the goal.

“We had plenty of shots, just nothing would go in,” Markell said. The girls did pull off a trick play on a corner kick, and North Marion bit on the deception although the Huskies didn’t quite turn it into a goal.

The loss wasn’t all defensive, Markell said. The Huskies probably should have scored, and North Marion probably should have scored more.

Markell was optimistic after seeing his team in action against North Marion. Last year, North Marion beat the Huskies 9-0.

On Oct. 3, the Huskies hit a muddy home field against Molalla and lost 9-0.

Stefani Crocker missed a final shot from the corner by inches as Molalla’s goalie barely tipped the ball up over the top of the goal.