Estacada ends game in 4-4 tie with Crook County
4A Boys Soccer
ESTACADA — It was a wild game to say the least, but ultimately in the end, nothing was accomplished.
Estacada and Crook County played to a 4-4 draw in the Tri-Valley Conference season opener on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The game featured a hat trick by Crook County's Victor Ramirez, a weather delay due to heavy rainfall and multiple two-goal leads by Estacada.
The Rangers were up 4-2 with 10 minutes remaining, but Crook County scored two goals in the final moments to force the tie.
"We have mixed emotions right now," Estacada head coach Jack Carroll said. "Overall it was a great experience for us. (Crook County) is a good team, but we definitely feel like we should have won. We have to play a little bit smarter and clean up some of our mistakes…When we score four goals, we got to win."
Estacada struck in the first two minutes of the game when Carson Eaton played a beautiful ball over to Avery Kingsford, who put the ball into the top-right corner of the net to put the Rangers up 1-0.
Caleb Brotnov would score the second goal of the game for Estacada, putting in a free kick from 40 yards out in the 25th minute of the first half.
"We have really good attacking players," Carroll said. We got some good shots and we were able to hit our targets. Both goalkeeper's made mistakes, but we are a team that knows how to score."
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