Cleveland Hands South Salem First Loss Of Year 1-0

By Jeremy McDonald

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SALEM, Ore.–  After surrendering the lone goal in the opening minutes of the first half, the South Salem defense had found ways to keep an aggressive Cleveland offense from adding onto their lead for the remainder of the game.

And though the Saxons dropped the game 1-0, their first defeat of the season, the game was beneficial for South Salem as they turned their focus onto the positive for Tigard on Tuesday with two non-league games left before Central Valley Conference play starts September 27 at Sprague.  Hoping that their first defeat of the season can be turned into a positive instead of being a negative.

“It was good for us.  We’ve started the season off really well and it was nice having a team that put us in a test and showed us where we need to work and where our season is going.  A lot of it is our communication,” Zoie Lashmett said.  “In our past games we’ve had good communication and it was a lot of sorting out who goes where, trying to stay positive because going into the second half down 1-0…in our past games we haven’t really been scored on.  So it was a lot of keeping everyone positive and just playing for fun instead of negative.”

Kickoff for their home game against the Tigards is scheduled for 7pm.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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