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Canby girls soccer team plays well in two matches during the week, manages a tie against the Lions

A 1-1 tie with West Linn on Wednesday highlighted a week of good play from the Canby girls soccer team.

Against the Lions, things got off to a solid start, according to coach Maria VanAcker.

"Things started well with an opportunity on goal in the first two minutes from a corner kick, but we couldn't convert," VanAcker said. "Shortly thereafter, a misshit pass in our half led to a West Linn goal two minutes later. The girls battled all game. We had some great opportunities and ultimately Zoe Thompson tied it up directly off a corner kick."

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VanAcker pointed to sturdy defensive play from Claire Hanthorn and Mallory Scott, as well as Ellie Thompson, Katie Anderson, Hannah Schweitzer, Mallory Block and Brittany Rodriguez. She added that keeper Kenna Kraft "came up with a huge save with 10 minutes left in the game to keep the scoreboard tied."

The week started with a 3-0 loss against Lake Oswego, a team VanAcker said was "very skilled."

"We really played well and the girls all worked super hard, but ultimately we couldn't contain them," VanAcker said.

The Cougars are 0-2-4 in league play, 2-3-4 overall.

"We're heading into our final week of games and playing our best soccer," the coach continued. "I'm really proud of this team and the obstacles they've overcome, and how they've come together on and off the field."

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