SALEM, Ore.– South Salem was rolling against Mountain View Wednesday afternoon in their 6-0 victory over the Cougars of Bend.
Their offense brought the pressure, resulting in four first half goals with two belonging to Josue Ruelas as the Saxons picked up their third-straight Mountain Valley Conference win entering their big game against Summit on Tuesday.
“We did pretty good, everyone played well. We just had to worked possession of the ball and had some good shots,” Ruelas said.
Jay R Flores, Julian Rivas Delgado and Nathan Martinez all contributed goals in the win. Rivas Delgado and Martinez struck in the second half with the South Salem defense picking up their first shutout of the season.
The game showed what they’re capable of doing once they got the energy going and kept it up. Something they’ll definitely need against the top-ranked Storm in a few days. And through the victory, they know what they need to work on in keeping the ball and game on the ground instead of playing it in the air as they did on Wednesday.
“It was a good test of what we’re actually capable of. We’re a good team, it may never show at the start but after we keep on going and get our momentum going, that’s when we start going,” Rivas Delgado said. “By improvement, we can play it on the ground. A lot of the time we were playing a lot in the air and they were getting to know how we were playing. But if we’re playing on the ground, just communicating passing, possession I felt like that would’ve made it better.”
Kick-off against Summit (9-0, 3-0 MVC) is slated for 4pm at South Salem High School.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald