Stayton Boys Soccer Still Looking To Improve Following 5-0 Win Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald

STAYTON, Ore.– Despite their 5-0 victorious result to remain unbeaten in league and overall, the Eagles of Stayton (6-0-1, 3-0 Oregon West Conference) aren’t satisfied with their result with how they played Tuesday versus Yamhill-Carlton.

After scoring all of their goals in the first half, Stayton couldn’t find the back of the goal in the second half, something they need to improve on entering their next two games against significantly tougher competition in North Marion and Newport.

“We’ve had this problem before,” said David Ramirez, who scored twice in Tuesday’s victory.  “For example, I screwed up on that one, I flew it over.  Like this is just a problem for us, but we need to get this going because if we want to go far, we have to fix these things.”

David Ramirez (14) runs after a ball with Alex Cramer (9) looking at him (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

Alex Cramer, Courage Minten and Levi Summers all scored in the opening frame in a relatively productive opening 40 minutes, but Head Coach Chris Shields feels like the execution by the net was a mental thing.

“Guys are rushing it, trying to find a way to score and they miss the easy ones,” he said.  “There’s no amount of practice to do to fix that.  The guys are going to execute or not.  The first half was very frustrating but granted it was 5-0, it could’ve been a lot more.”

Wednesday is another day to work on a few of these issues before Thursday’s home game versus North Marion.

The Huskies sit 2-1 in league after starting the season 1-3-1 with a 7-0 win versus YC and 6-2 over Philomath after dropping their league opener to Newport 3-1 last Tuesday.

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Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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