Cav coeds continue on a mission
The defense-minded Cavaliers have the inside track heading into the final round of the TRL season
The Clackamas Cavaliers finished the first half of their Three Rivers League girls soccer schedule in the drivers seat in the race for the TRL title.
They battled to a 2-2 standoff with West Linn on Oct. 1, giving them a 3-0-2 record for the first half and 11 points in the league title chase.
Competing in a highly competitive league, four teams were tied for second place with 2-2-1 records, and 7 points Canby, Lakeridge, Oregon City and West Linn.
Halfway through the league, we are excited to play each team again, said Clackamas coach Aimee Mansoor.
The match with West Linn was a competitive battle to the end.
Cassie Haehlen got a cross from Alli Dickey and scored for Clackamas near the midpoint of the first half. West Linn answered just before the halftime break.
Clackamas went up 2-1 near the midpoint of the second half on an unassisted goal by Alaina Edgerly.
West Linn answered just four minutes later.
We had some great opportunities late in the second half but just couldnt capitalize, Mansoor said.
The Cavaliers continued tough last Thursday, winning 2-0 at Canby, and earning a sweep over the Cougars for the 2013 league season.
It was the fourth shutout of the season for the Cavaliers, who allowed their first nine opponents just six goals.
Clackamas (4-3-2, 4-0-2) travels to Lake Oswego (3-5-2, 1-4-1) next Tuesday. The Cavaliers eked out a 1-0 victory when the two teams did battle at Clackamas earlier in the season.
for Oregon City
Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Oregon City coeds turned in a dominating performance in the second half, and the Pioneers rallied to a 2-1 win in an Oct. 1 girls soccer game played at Lake Oswego.
Becca Houk scored both Oregon City goals, the first off a pass from Mariah Edgecomb, and the second off a pass from Rachel Steinkamp. She put the game-winner in the net near the midpoint of the second half.
Oregon City keeper Lizzy Coryell made saves on 10 of 11 shots on-frame.
This was a true team effort, said Oregon City co-coach Becket Wright. Everyone contributed.
The Pioneers werent as fortunate last Thursday, as they got off to a slow start and yielded to cross-river rival West Linn 4-2.
For the Lions (7-2-1, 3-2-1), the win avenged an earlier loss and it put them in second place in a heated TRL title chase, trailing only Clackamas. Oregon City slipped to 2-3-1 with the loss.
The girls were overmatched from the get-go, Wright said. West Linn played a great game. We played better in the second half, but could not get enough momentum going to catch up.
The Pioneers dug themselves an early 2-0 hole, giving up two goals in the first 25 minutes.
Ashley Simmons cut the gap to 2-1, scoring on a long, dropping shot from the 30 ten minutes into the second half.
But West Linn then put the match on ice, putting two more goals in the net in the next 15 minutes.
Houk got a breakaway with 10 minutes to play for Oregon Citys second goal.
Wright had her charges with nine shots on-frame and she had Coryell with three saves.
The Pioneers have an away game with Lakeridge (2-5-3, 2-2-2) next Tuesday; they play host to Clackamas on Thursday, Oct. 17.