PREP ROUNDUP: No. 8 Scappoose girls' soccer will host third-ranked Valley Catholic Wednesday
The Indians girls will try to stretch their shutout streak to five games as they head to Banks and host Valley Catholic.
Scappoose (7-3 overall, 7-0 Cowapa League) is scheduled to play for a road sweep of the Braves (3-5-2, 2-4-1), which it beat 3-0 Sept. 26 at Chinook Field, at 3 p.m. Friday, and to host the Valiants in a rematch of the Tribe's 2-1 Sept. 28 road upset, which will go a long way toward crowning the league champion, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Scappoose Middle School's Chinook Field.
The Braves, featuring all-league seniors Kim Jordan (a forward) and Samantha Pestner (a defender), juniors Aspen Slifka (a forward) and Marissa Dodsen (a defender), average and allow two goals per outing while the Tribe puts in four and gives up one.
In the meantime, the Indians won 4-0 on Tuesday in Tillamook (0-9-1, 0-6-1) for their third clean sheet in a row after sweeping visitors Seaside (6-0 Thursday, Oct. 5) and Astoria (7-0 Oct. 3).
Scappoose has beaten Valley Catholic and all-Class 4A seniors Taylor Menkens (a midfielder) and Noelle Mannen (a goalkeeper) and juniors Sarah Jones (a defender) and Callie Kawaguchi (a forward) in four of eight contests by an average of 2-1 since the Class 3A champion Valiants came up to Class 4A in 2014.
Valley Catholic has, however, taken two of three league titles from the Tribe since then.
CLASS 4A GIRLS' SOCCER TOP 10
1. North Marion 10-1
2. North Valley 9-1-1
3. Valley Catholic 9-1
4. Hidden Valley 8-1-1
5. La Grande 9-0
6. Molalla 10-1
7. Gladstone 7-3-1
8. Junction City 9-0-2
9. Cascade 4-2-2
10. Scappoose 7-3
No. 2 Valley Catholic volleyball season-sweeps Scappoose
The Indians (8-8 overall, 4-5 Cowapa League) gave the Valiants (17-2, 9-0) trouble in the first set but could not avoid a 3-0 (25-27, 8-25, 7-25) home loss and a season sweep on Tuesday.
Scappoose was, however, able to take the season series from Banks with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 27-25) road win on Thursday, Oct. 5.
The Tribe will try to avoid another season sweep at the hands of Astoria and all-league senior talents Madison Landwehr (a setter) and Darian Hageman (a middle blocker), who took the first game 3-2 on the road but against whom the Indians have won four of the last five, in their 6:45 p.m. regular-season finale on Tuesday.
Class 4A rankings will freeze to determine state qualifications at 10 p.m. that evening, and Scappoose looks to reach at least the play-in round for the sixth year in a row.
St. Helens boys' soccer will host No. 3 Hillsboro Tuesday
The Lions (0-10 overall, 0-4 Northwest Oregon Conference) are scheduled to welcome Hillsboro (9-2, 4-0), a winner of five in a row, to Doc Ackerson Stadium at 7 p.m. Tuesday after falling 7-0 at home to Milwaukie on Thursday, Oct. 5.
The Spartans and Northwest Oregon Conference Player of the Year Bryan Tapia (a senior forward), Luis Mercado Quezada (a senior defender), Edwin Rivas Alvarez and Sebastian Balcazar Palomares (senior midfielders), Quinton Thomas (a senior defender) and Angel Rojas-Sierra (a sophomore midfielder) score three goals against one per game while St. Helens drives in a goal against nine per outing.
Hillsboro has outscored the Lions 15-1 in three meetings since the Spartans came down from Class 6A in 2014.