Boys soccer gets first win of season over Cascade

Benny Westcott

Sweet Home boys soccer got its first win of the season at Cascade on Tuesday, Sept. 26, notching a 4-2 victory over the Cougars.

Sweet Home (1-5-1) went up 2-0 with goals in the 45th and 55th minutes, but Cascade (1-6) was able to claw back into the contest with two of their own. That’s when Sweet Home answered with two more goals late in the game to secure the victory.

Midfielders Landon Savri and Ben Tolman each had two goals and two assists for the Huskies.

“We are currently working on four keys,” Head Coach Eric Stutzer said. “Playing into space, movement, communication, and passing/receiving. As a team we did very well in every area against Cascade, which put us consistently into the attacking third and enabled us to outshoot them 20 to 5 in the first half.

“However, we were plagued with a continuing struggle to finish in the attacking third despite some really good opportunities. So we focused on finishing and making the most of opportunities at halftime,” the coach said.

“Our league is extremely tough, so I am very proud of the boys that they were able to get focused, finish shots, and secure a win on the road,” Stutzer said.

Two days later, Sweet Home hosted Newport (6-0-1, No. 4), but lost 9-1.

This week the Huskies play at Philomath (1-5) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. They then host North Marion (3-2-2, No. 5) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5.