Boys play to scoreless soccer tie on road at Yamhill-Carlton

The boys soccer team couldn’t overcome a rough field and an excellent goalkeeper at Yamhill-Carlton Thursday, Sept. 13.

But they didn’t lose, finishing in a scoreless tie to take their season record to 0-2-1 going into their home game today, Sept. 19, against Scappoose. Both of Sweet Home’s losses have come at the hands of teams ranked among the top 10 in the state.

“We played hard,” Coach Al Grove said. “It was a rough field and we had more shots on goal, but they didn’t go in. They had a very good goalie and the rough field made it hard for a breakaway team.”

Grove was encouraged by the Huskies’ performance.

“The biggest thing is they played hard,” he said.

After today’s home game, Sweet Home will play at Seaside on Thursday, Sept. 20. Then a week off before opening league play at Central, currently the fifth-ranked team in the state, the following Thursday, Sept. 27.