Boys soccer posts two wins
Last updated 9/28/2022 at Noon
The boys soccer squad logged two wins last week: a 3-0 shutout at Siuslaw on Monday, September 19, and, two days later, an 8-1 victory at home against Elmira.
On Tuesday, the Outlaws took the field ready to play in their match up against the Vikings. Coach Jeff Husmann told The Nugget that even in warmups he could sense that the boys were relaxed, but also focused on the task ahead of them.
Sisters took control of the midfield early in the game and created several scoring opportunities. Siuslaw’s goalie was very athletic and did a great job making saves.
At the 28-minute mark Sisters scored when Carson Bell, off an Aidan Eckert assist, hit a beautiful bending ball into the back of the net.
The Outlaws scored again in the 36th minute when Corbin Fredland played a through ball to Tate Kaczmarek for the goal.
Sisters knocked the wind out of the Vikings’ sails when they scored a third goal in the 65th minute off a goal from Eckert.
Husmann said, “Aidan was due to score a goal. He creates so many chances for our team, but has been a bit frustrated with his ability to finish. It was a well-deserved goal. He has such superb ball control and nearly dribbled into the net for the goal.”
The Outlaws have been working at pressing as a group, and that effort proved to be effective and caused the Vikings to turn over the ball numerous times.
Husmann told The Nugget that the Outlaws played as a cohesive unit in all aspects of the game, and played with energy and purpose.
In Wednesday’s game at home against Elmira, the Outlaws scored early and often.
Kaczmarek scored just one minute into the match, and that proved to be the theme for the night as he scored again four more times. Micah Dachtler scored his first varsity goal of the season, as did Cooper Merrill with an assist from Danny Benson. Vincent Christian capped the scoring with a goal that came with four minutes left on the clock. Elmira got their lone goal at the end of the first half.
“This was the kind of game where we could experiment with personnel a bit more, giving some of our guys the needed experience to be ready to play at the varsity level,” said Husmann. “Though we had control of the game, I was a bit disappointed in the way we started to play midway through the first half. We got away from playing as a unit and became more selfish in our attack. I would like to see us stay poised and play our style of soccer regardless of the quality of our opponent. This is an area of growth for us.”
Sisters was to play at Creswell on Monday, September 26. They will play at home against East Linn on Wednesday.