Cavs undefeated in the TRL
They close out league play with a 2-1 win over West Linn
Clackamas High Schools girls soccer team continued on track last week, defeating West Linn 2-1 in their league final.
With the win, the Cavaliers (8-0-2) finished unbeaten in the Three Rivers League, well ahead of West Linn (4-3-3), which finished in second place in the league. Its the fifth league title in the past eight seasons for the Cavaliers, who were state finalists a year ago.
Ranked 17th in the state, the Cavaliers (8-4-2 overall) will likely host a first-round state playoff game on Saturday, against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.
The girls are excited for playoffs, said Clackamas coach Aimee Mansoor. They know what our goals are, are aware of the steps needed to attain them, and are more than ready to work towards them.
We are looking forward to the challenge. Practices have already picked up, as we start to prepare for matches. We will take it one game at a time, and keep focus on our mission.... We know its going to be tough, but all nineteen of us are on board, eager to get at it, and very ready for the challenge. Its an exciting time!
Clackamas was in charge of last weeks game with West Linn most of the way, as the Cavaliers went up 2-0, scoring on shots by senior Courtney Cox and junior Cassie Haehlen before West Linn found the net near the midpoint of the second half.
Cox put the ball away, scoring on a follow-up shot after a shot taken by junior Alli Dickey was deflected by West Linns keeper.
Haehlen scored off a shot by junior Ally Bushman that was also deflected by West Linns goalie.
It was senior night and the girls really came out ready to play and honor our seniors Kaitlyn Reiner, Holly Hunt and Courtney Cox, Mansoor said.
A solid performance by our goalkeeper Jade Haehlen and our entire defensive line.... Allie Dickey and our other outside mids did a great job of getting up and down the line and getting crosses in. Our forwards were dangerous up top, and looking to attack goal and get on the end of things.
Oregon City girls had a tough league final, losing to Lake Oswego 3-2. The Pioneers finished with a 3-6-1 record in league (6-6-1 overall). They were to host 35th-ranked McNary (3-8-2) in a play-in game.