Story by Emily Leonetti -- Staff Writer/Student
Photos by Ethan Fitzgerald
The Oregon City boys soccer team walked away disappointed from their match against the Clackamas Cavaliers last Thursday. The game ended with a score of 3-0 to Clackamas, who seems to be the team to beat, as they are currently ranked first in the league. Oregon City also lost to Clackamas when they played earlier in the season, 2-1.
Oregon City was coming down off a win against Lakeridge last Tuesday, and fought hard for this game as well, but was unable to find the net in the end.
"I feel like we played hard," said senior player Jake Phillips, "we just came up short today."
The tone of the game was set in the first few seconds as OC was caught off guard, allowing Clackamas to score after kickoff. From there, OC had to fight for control of the game, managing to keep the score 1-0 before half time.
Soon into the second half, however, Clackamas shot in another goal.
Then, just minutes later, was awarded a penalty kick, scoring what was the final goal of the game. For the rest of the half, both teams played hard and seemed to be well matched, even when it started pouring rain late in the game.
Though OC got a few good shots off, they were unable to get it past Clackamas’s goalie, ending the game with a 3-0 score.
"We played hard," said head coach Myque Obiero, "we played really well. The score doesn't reflect that. If you take chances, you do well and [Clackamas] did today."
Currently Oregon City is tied for third place in the league along with Lakeridge, West Linn and Canby. OC will play Lake Oswego, the second place team, on Wednesday, October 24 to attempt to make it to the playoffs without a play-in game.