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Storm shuts out Cowboys


Third ranked Summit overpowers Crook County 4-0

The Summit Storm rolled into Prineville Tuesday afternoon, and cruised to a 4-0 shutout over the Crook County Cowboys in the final Intermountain Hybrid contest of the year for both teams.by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Leonhard Pusl plays the ball during the Cowboys match with the Summit Storm on Tuesday. The Storm won the match 4-0.

The Storm, who are ranked third in the current OSAA Class 5A power rankings this season, dominated the Cowboys from the start. From the game’s opening minute, the Storm continued to pressure the Cowboy defense. Summit blasted shot after shot towards the Crook County goal while the Cowboys were seldom able to get the ball across midfield.

Finally, 15 minutes into the contest, the Storm broke through on a header by Cameron Weaver off a corner kick from Cameron Ficher to take a 1-0 lead. The storm added a second goal in the game’s 30th minute as Alex Bowlin scored off a Conor Galvin assist.

Summit continued to pressure Crook County in the second half of the contest. Ficher scored eight minutes into the half to make the score 3-0. The Storm’s Miguel Paez scored the final goal of the contest in the game’s 65th minute.

The Storm 11-1-2 finish their regular season with a non-league contest against the Sisters Outlaws. Meanwhile, the Cowboys finish their season with a 7-6-1 record.

The Cowboys finish in 33rd place in the final Class 4A power rankings of the year and will not advance to post-season play. Still, despite the loss the future looks bright for the Cowboys.

The team loses just one senior to graduation, and most of the squad is made up of freshmen and sophomores. It is the first winning season for Crook County since 2007 when the team finished with a 9-5-1 mark.