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Cowboys shut out Tigers

Zane Abrams scores four goals as Crook County rolls over Central Christian 9-0


The Crook County High School boys soccer team was dominant by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Zane Abrams slips the ball past a pair of Central Christian defenders on his way to the goal. Abrams scored on the play and added three more goals as Crook County shut out Central Christian 9-0from start to finish as they rolled to a 9-0 shutout of the Class 1A Central Christian White Tigers.

“I’m so happy,” said Crook County Head Coach Joel Carrillo. “They were organized and played as a team.”

Zane Abrams opened the scoring for the Cowboys less than three minutes into the contest to give the Cowboys the lead for good. Abrams scored again seven and a half minutes into the game, then scored his third goal of the contest midway through the first half to give Crook County a 3-0 lead.

With the big lead, the Cowboys began substituting more freely. However, no matter who Crook County put on the field, they continued to dominate.

“We still don’t know which team is best together,” Carrillo said. “A lot of our junior varsity did good today.”

Late in the first half, Bryan Martinez took the ball down the left side of the field and then penetrated into the middle for an easy goal to extend the Cowboys' lead to 4-0.

Less than three minutes into the second half, the Cowboys struck again. Diego Nunez made a perfect crossing pass to Abrams, who scored his fourth goal of the contest. Less than two minutes later, Abrams returned the favor, centering the ball to Nunez, who scored for just outside the 18-meter line to give the Cowboys a 6-0 lead.

“The first half, we started off a little nervous,” Abrams said. “The second half, we relaxed a bit, took it more slowly, and played with more finesse.”

Three minutes later, the Cowboys struck again with Victor Villagomez blasting a ball over the head of Central Christian Goalie Caleb Roberts from nearly 30 meters out on the right side. by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Diego Nunez pushes the ball past a Central Christian White Tiger defender. Nunez scored two goals, and had three assists in the game as the Cowboys rolled past the Tigers. With the win, the Cowboys evened their record at 1-1 on the year.Nunez, scored again at the 26:39 mark on an assist from Abrams.

Although the Cowboys scored nine goals in the contest, it could have been much worse for the White Tigers except for the play of Roberts. The goalie made numerous stops throughout the contest as the Cowboys bombarded the White Tiger goal with shots.

Martinez scored one final goal for the Cowboys with 5:26 remaining in the contest to make the score 9-0. Crook County played their JV squad the remainder of the contest and were still able to preserve a shut out against the visiting Tigers.

“It was a good game for us,” Carrillo said. “We are playing to have fun and learn more. The team is so happy with how we played today.”

The Cowboys are on the road today against the La Pine Hawks, who are fielding a varsity team for the first time this year. Game time is 4 p.m. The team is on the road again on Thursday to take on the Mountain View Cougars in a 3 p.m. contest.




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