By Jeremy McDonald
AURORA, Ore.– The North Marion Huskie Girls Soccer team came out in their home-, and season-opener possessing the ball, bringing defensive pressure and were creating opportunities for themselves in their 2-0 win over Oregon Episcopal Tuesday afternoon at North Marion High School.
Paige Comerford scored in the tenth minute and Caile Lader scored in the second half to help pace an offense that could’ve added a few more goals to their total if the ball bounced an inch or two the other direction on their shots against the 3A/2A/1A State Runner-Up from 2021.
But with their tough non-league season, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to build upon this game before they start Oregon West Conference play on September 22 at Newport High School.
“It was important for us to get our season off on a good note and we just came out and play like we know how to play. It sets the pace for the rest of our season,” Lader said.
“It was great, we had a lot of great opportunities…just keeping it under control,” adds Comerford. “Just some more composure and cheer on our teammates.”
Westside will be their next test on Thursday at home before they kick-off a three-game road stretch that features going to Gladstone (September 15), Valley Catholic (September 20) to close out non-league play before finishing up the road trip on the 22nd at Newport.
“It’s definitely going to be hard, but it’s important for us to play like we normally know how to play so we can start our season off. We’ll do good, we’ll come more together as a team as the season goes on,” Lader said. “Just communication and off-ball movement, just little things.”
Photos By Jeremy McDonald