Soccer: Girls lose two in tough week

Sweet Home girls soccer lost two lopsided games last week against league opponents.

The Huskies first fell to Newport 8-0 on Oct. 18, and then lost to Philomath by the same score on Oct. 20. Both games were at Husky Field.

The losses put the Huskies at 2-9-2 on the season.

“These last two games were rough because some of the girls were sick,” said Head Coach Ramiro Santana. “We struggle as is, and losing some of our starting players made it even rougher. We played as well as we could.”

Newport (10-2-1) scored in the third, sixth, 10th, 14th, and 35th minutes of the first half to take a 5-0 lead into halftime. The Cubs then scored in the 19th, 24th and 30th minutes of the second half.

Sweet Home had six shots on goal in the game.

Midfielder Samantha Pineda-Villa, Kirsten Sautel, forward Amelia Sullens, and defender Zoe Garret all missed the game due to sickness or injury.

Philomath (10-3) scored in the third, 14th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, and 40th minutes of the first half. They scored their final goal in the 15th minute of the second half.

Sweet Home only had four shots on goal in the game.

Sullens, Sautel, and forward Anabelle Morris missed the game due to sickness or injury. Midfielder Madison Lytle also went down with a hip injury early in the second half.

The Huskies travel for their last game of the season, playing at North Marion (9-2-1) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

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