Lady Eagles Continue To Build Following OWC-Opener

By Jeremy McDonald

PHILOMATH, Ore.–  In their first Oregon West Conference game against a Philomath team that finished second to Cascade in 2015 Tuesday, the young Stayton Girls Soccer Team held yet another tough Warrior team to two goals in the 2-0 loss on the road as they saw several positive things coming from the game.

“Girls played good tonight,” said co-Head Coach Lael Anderson.  “They passed well and held Philomath to two goals. Silvia Gomez had an outstanding game successfully defending 5 1 v. 1 shots on goal.

“The girls are showing steady improvement with each game that passes. The spirits were good and their comments about their peers’ performance was constructive. They are eager work on areas we need to improve on gong in to our next match against cascade.

Let me know if you need more.”

Valeria Navaro knows how important this game is as the team continues to build for the future and come together as a team.

“We are finally getting use to playing together,” said Navarro.  “We have to make sure everyone is back on defense when needed and battling when on offense and finishing.”

The girls will have another very, very tough test as they face Cascade on the turf for the first time Thursday and Navarro knows that her and her team need to be ready on what is to come.

“We are going have to work twice as hard because Cascade has such a strong defensive line as well as their offense,” said Navarro.  “The way we played tonight we have to “build up” on that and be more secure and confident.

“We can never be satisfied, only work harder.”

Kickoff is at 6pm at Stayton High School.

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