C.S. Lewis breaks even
1A boys soccer The Watchmen break out in a 4-0 win over Columbia Christian, but cant get on track in 4-0 loss to Crosshill Christian
TURNER Having played well in losses to some of the best 1A teams in the state in the opening weeks of the season, C.S. Lewis Academy has felt good about its play, but not its record.
The Watchmen lifted their spirits by blanking visiting Columbia Christian on Sept. 26, but came back to earth in a disappointing 4-0 loss at Crosshill Christian on Monday.
C.S. Lewis had to wait out a lightning delay before getting on the board against the Eagles, but once play resumed brothers Sam and Isaak Swan put on a scoring clinic.
Sam opened the scoring in the 33rd minute on an assist from Isaak, who turned around six minutes later to double the lead on an assist from Sam.
Once we broke the net, then it opened up for us a little bit, head coach Mike Reimer said. Sometimes thats how soccer goes.
Isaak struck again in the 57th minute, once more set up by his older brother. Fittingly, Sam was set up by Isaak for the final goal of the game in the 67th minute, giving each two goals and two assists.
It was a Swan show, Reimer said. They found each other after getting to the wings and they just finished crosses. Sam often does that hell be on the wing and send it across.
The crosses proved to be an effective strategy, as Reimer has made it a point of emphasis to attack the corners, especially when opponents try to clog up the middle of the field.
As uplifting as the win was, the Watchmen struggled, figuratively, to get out of the mud at Crosshill Christian.
C.S. Lewis controlled possession and outshot Crosshill (whose mascot is also the Eagles) for the game, but struggled to finish and found themselves down 3-0 at halftime as Crosshill effectively countered for goals.
This was a team we should have beat and we just did not show up, especially defensively on the counterattack, Reimer said. We just could not get off any shot with power in the mud and if we did, it went wide. It wasnt our day.
The Watchmen (2-4, 1-3 Special District 5) will return to the field Thursday for a road game at North Clackamas Christian.