Huskies win home soccer match against Scappoose

The Huskies boys soccer team defeated Scappoose 4-2 at home on Sept. 15 and lost on the road Thursday 4-1 to Yamhill-Carlton.

Isaiah Blake got scoring started against Scappoose when he scored a loose ball in front of the goal, Coach Al Grove said. Brock Crocker followed up scoring a corner kick from Blake to build a 2-0 lead.

Scappoose came back with one goal to trail 2-1 at halftime.

Blake and Mitchell Grove broke away with the ball to score two more goals in the second half, Grove said. Scappoose scored one more goal off a pass.

“We played well as a team,” Grove said. “We passed the ball kind of well.

“We controlled the ball. Our defense played well and did a good job of passing.

Goalie Dakota Snow didn’t have many stops because the Huskies controlled the ball so well, Grove said, but he played well when the ball did get to his end of the field and had a couple of good stops on hard shots.

“Thursday, we didn’t look like the same team.”

Early on, the Huskies had a pair of breakaways that officials called as off sides, Grove said. Yamhill-Carlton scored a pair of goals in the first half to take a 2-1 lead.

Luis Garcia scored for the Huskies early in the second half, but Yamhill-Carlton answered with two more goals to put away the Huskies.

The Huskies didn’t play well that night, Grove said. Passing was poor, and sometimes Huskies were stripped of the ball as they tried to dribble through the opponents.

“It just wasn’t the same game,” Grove said. “They can play well. They showed that Tuesday.

“I would’ve liked to see them play up to their potential. Even with some calls that didn’t go our way, we just didn’t play up to our potential.”

The junior varsity tied Yamhill-Carlton 2-2.