Canby girls end week with spirited effort
The Canby High girls soccer team opened the week with a loss, but finished it with a spirited tie.
Canby played a good first half against a very skilled St. Mary's team, but the floodgates opened a bit in the second half as St. Mary's walked away with a 3-0 win.
"We were tied 0-0 at the half and had several chances of our own, including some in the first 10 minutes," said coach Maria VanAcker. "They scored their three goals in the second half."
VanAcker said she was looking for a bounce back match against Oregon City on Wednesday and got a portion of that, as the Cougars and Pioneers battled to a 0-0 draw.
"Last night's game was such a great game. Oregon City is a fast and skilled team and we really enjoyed playing them," said VanAcker. "Our girls stepped up to the challenge and put into action what we have been focusing on during our training sessions. They executed really well, unfortunately we couldn't find the back of the net."
Joey Baguio, Ashley Peterson, Claire Hanthorn and Kathryn Frentress created what VanAcker described as "great opportunities" in front of the goal in both the first and second halves.
"Zoe Thompson and Ellie Shorter both played a great game for us helping shut down their midfield," said VanAcker. "We also had a stellar performance from our defense last night - Kenna Kraft in goal made some huge saves, and the back line did a great job shutting down OCs offense -- Hannah Schweitzer, Ellie Thompson, Katie Anderson, Mallory Scott, Brittany Rodriguez and Mallory Block."
Canby currently sits 0-1-2 in league play (1-2-2 overall).
The Cougars continue their season with a Monday visit from Lakeridge and then a Thursday visit to Gresham for a non-league tilt.
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