Gladstone coed booters are back on track
The Gladiators shut out Estacada and North Marion
Gladstone High School coeds got back on the win track last week, rebounding from a 2-0 loss to La Salle with shutouts of Estacada (6-0) and North Marion (3-0) in Tri-Valley Conference girls soccer.
Best passing by far this season, said Gladstone coach Steve Thomas, following the shutout of Estacada. We played great possession soccer.
Megan White and Kendall Schumaker headed up the offense, with two goals apiece. Kelsey Hathaway and Rielee Jaekel added single tallies.
The Gladiators got assists from Schumaker, Riley Webster, Chelsea Entrambasaguas, Cheyenne Stubblefield and Tianna Smith.
Thomas heaped praise on Hathaway for an outstanding game all-around, and on White for her best game as a Gladiator.
Molly Webster and Madi Stirling split time in-goal. Thomas said his charges had a 19-1 advantage in shots in the first half, as they rolled to a 3-0 advantage. He said that Stirling took over in-goal in the second half and touched the ball only two times.
Thomas had his Gladiators with a 24-1 advantage in shots and a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks in last weeks 3-0 win at North Marion.
Considering the small field and the mud, the girls played well, Thomas said.
The Gladiators went up 1-0 just 3-1/2 minutes into the game, when a shot by Riley Webster deflected off of a defender and into the net.
Just before halftime, Riley Webster sent a cross in to Kendall Schumaker and Schumaker volleyed the ball into the net from eight yards out.
Megan White added a third tally in the second half, hammering the ball into the net off a pass from Mikaela Simac.
Tied with Molalla (4-4-1, 3-1-1) in second place in the Tri-Valley Conference standings, the Gladiators (6-1-2, 3-1-1) were hopeful they could get an important win on Tuesday (Oct. 8), in a second-round game with the Indians. The two teams tied 1-1 when they met in a Sept. 19 game at Gladstone.
Gladstone plays Madras (0-4-5, 0-3-2) on the road next Tuesday, and the Gladiators play host to the league-leading La Salle Falcons (7-2-0, 5-0-0) on Monday, Oct. 21.
Last week was an up-and-down week for Gladstone boys. The Gladiators got upended by North Marion 6-1 on Thursday, after shutting out Estacada 2-0 earlier in the week.
The Gladiators controlled much of the play at Estacada, but their aim wasnt that great, or the margin of victory would have been greater. Gladstone coach Tyler Lewis had his side with 18 shots on-frame.
Sophomore Arturo Ibarra found the net off of Andrew Gross corner kick 22 minutes into the contest.
Senior Victory Arturo added insurance nine minutes into the second half, heading in a long throw-in from Gross.
Victor did a great job of stepping up, being aggressive and taking leadership in the middle of the field, Lewis said.
It was the third shutout of the year for Gladstone keeper Harrison Jarret, who had to make just one save.
Gladstone (4-5-0, 1-4-0) entertains Madras (5-1-2, 3-0-2) next Tuesday.