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Girls soccer: Wilsonville, Sherwood to meet in pivotal rivalry match

Third-ranked Wildcats host No. 1 Bowmen at 7 p.m. Oct. 17


As third-ranked Wilsonville gears up to host No. 1 Sherwood in an anticipated match with league-title and postseason implications, here’s a look at a rivalry that has heated up over the last two seasons:

  • Wilsonville has an overall record of 7-2-1 and holds first place in the Northwest Oregon Conference with a perfect 3-0 tally. Sherwood (7-1-2, 2-0-1), which played Putnam to a scoreless tie, is second in the league standings.
  • Wilsonville won 4-2 last year to defeat Sherwood for the first time since 2006, ending a nine-game series losing streak. The Wildcats also snapped the Bowmen’s 29-game overall unbeaten streak.
  • The two teams have a combined record of 23-5-4 since last year’s league meeting. Sherwood has lost just twice since last year’s league setback against Wilsonville, both times to Bend-Summit: once in the 2012 state title match and again in a preseason meeting Sept. 3.
  • The rivals faced off in 2011 state finals, when Sherwood prevailed 5-4 in a penalty-kick shootout after 100 minutes of scoreless soccer.
  • Wilsonville enters the match with a six-game winning streak, outscoring those opponents by a combined tally of 24-4. They scored nine goals in a recent rout of St. Helens.
  • Sherwood, last year’s Class 5A runner-up, enters the match with a nine-game unbeaten streak. They’ve outscored those opponents by a combined margin of 28-5.
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    AT A GLANCE

    A look at the last 11 matches between the Wilsonville and Sherwood girls soccer teams:

    Oct. 5, 2006: WILSONVILLE 4, Sherwood 0

    Oct. 4, 2007: SHERWOOD 2, Wilsonville 1 (OT)

    Oct. 30, 2007: SHERWOOD 2, Wilsonville 1

    Sept. 11, 2008: Sherwood 4, WILSLNVILLE 1

    Oct. 9, 2008: SHERWOOD 2, Wilsonville 0

    Sept. 17, 2009: SHERWOOD 4, Wilsonville 0

    Oct. 15, 2009: Sherwood 1, WILSONVILLE 0 (OT)

    Oct. 6, 2010: Sherwood 2, WILSONVILLE 0

    Oct. 11, 2011: SHERWOOD 5, Wilsonville 2

    Nov. 19, 2011: Sherwood 1, Wilsonville 0 (5-4 PKs) *

    Oct. 18, 2012: WILSONVILLE 4, Sherwood 2

    Oct. 17, 2013:

    * Class 5A title match

    Home team in CAPS



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