Western Christian Picks Up First Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald

jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com

SALEM, Ore.– Within the first 24 minutes of the game Western Christian struck ‘goal’ six times in their 13-0 win over Gervais Wednesday evening.

Of their six goals, Landon Moore and Jordan Trammell each had two goals apiece as they lead 8-0 by the halftime break over the Cougars.

“It was pretty good, we’re looking to get better, move the ball more. We could’ve put a lot more goals on them, but we just wanted to move the ball more,” said Moore, who finished with four goals. “We’re always trying to get better. We were really, really sad when we lost to OES by that much, last year we almost beat them.”

The Pioneers opened the season dropping a tough 5-0 match Monday to the Aardvarks as they kicked off 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 play Wednesday afternoon.

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Western Christian scored eight first half goals in their 13-0 win over Gervais Wednesday afternoon (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

For much of the remainder of the game however, the Pioneers had calmed their fiery scoring spree as they worked on the little things. Spacing with passing, proper shot selection, working on their defense as they break even in the win-loss record at 1-1 by games end.

With Western Christian losing fire power in athletes like Keaton Hull and Luke Williams this season, it was important for the Pios to get as much live action to work on everything entering the grueling league schedule ahead with just three subs on their bench.

“It was nice to get out here and get a win, our first league win. We’re looking to beat Yamhill-Carlton next game,” starts Moore. “We wanted to come out here and play our hardest, we want to do stuff together like our motto. We want to come here, do our best, play the soccer we could play and play to the best of our ability.”

Jacky Choi and Jordan Trammell each had ‘brace’-feats, scoring two goals each, as they travel to Yamhill-Carlton Friday for a 4:15 kickoff.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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