Boys lose soccer matches

Taft defeated the Husky boys’ soccer team 2-0 after a tough first half on Thursday at Taft.

“We were tied 0-0 at halftime,” Coach Karl Schmidtman said. “They scored about 15 minutes into the second half from about 30 yards out. It was just a good shot, nothing our goalie could do.”

Taft’s second shot went in with about 10 minutes left in the game when a forward beat a defender and took a breakaway shot.

“We looked a little bit rusty,” Schmidtman said.

“There are some things we need to work on in practice this week,” as the Huskies head for Newport on Thursday and then Central on Monday.

“(Goalie) Michael Bolduc played a great game,” Schmidtman said. “He had five saves and was a very solid player. He really kept the game close.”

The Huskies had a tougher time of it earlier against league rival Philomath, which won 5-0. They played Philomath on Sept. 11 in Philomath.

“They’re a very good team,” Schmidtman said. “They had a lot of depth and a center midfielder that was very impressive.”

The Huskies started the year at Molalla, losing 5-1.

The game was tied at 0-0 for the first 10 minutes, and the team was playing great, Schmidtman said. K.C. Hanscam was tackled from behind and left the game with a bruised leg. Philomath scored its first goal, and “we kind of lost our composure with some questionable calls.

“Dakotah Keys played great in that game. He had a couple of breakaway shots on their goal,” and he scored the Huskies’ only goal.

He said something like the Hanscam tackle happens and it “changes the momentum of the game.”