Lady Buffalos soccer starts league 0-2
The Madras girls soccer team played high-ranked North Marion at home Sept. 25, and lost to the Huskies 4-1.
North Marion used a slow and technical approach, combined with really good passing, which allowed the Huskies to control the game.
Early in the game, senior Briseida Carlon was able to steal the ball from a North Marion defender and create an open shot. The shot was low and fast, but was just a bit outside.
A few plays later, the entire soccer field was in a bit of confusion. A flag that signaled offsides was raised, then lowered as players and referees continued the game. The ball went in front of the goal and Carlon kicked the ball over the North Marion goalie. After the play, the referees called off the goal to uphold their original offsides call.
Right after the confusion, play soon continued and North Marion dribbled down the middle and passed the ball to the right side to Josafine Carbajal. Carbajal kicked the ball in the net for a goal and the Huskies took the lead.
A few plays later, a pass in the air was headbutted by a Huskie player and hit a Madras defender in the face. The Buffalos defender hit the ground injured, and North Marion hustled to the ball and started an offensive attack with numbers. With the Madras defender down, the Huskies scored their second goal of the game.
Madras was able to get a few good looks throughout the first half, but nothing significant. Carlon had the ball and passed it to the right side to teammate Naomie DeAnda. DeAnda hustled to the ball and after a short scramble for possession, DeAnda shot the ball and scored.
North Marion took a small 2-1 lead over the Lady Buffs at the halftime break.
After halftime ended, Madras was looking to score early in the second half. Carlon dribbled to the left side of the field and was able to get a tough shot off. The shot bounced off the left pole of the goal. The ball bounced back, but the North Marion goalie was able to recover it.
North Marion scored two quick goals a few plays later and was able to hold Madras offense for a 4-1 victory over the White Buffalos.
Slow start at Corbett
On Sept. 23, the Lady Buffalos traveled to Corbett and lost to the Cardinals 5-2.
Corbett was able to catch Madras off guard, taking a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Carlon was able to spark the Lady Buffs in the second half, scoring two goals, but the deficit was too much for Madras.
"We came out really flat and we didn't play disciplined, clearly by the five goals we gave up," head coach Shawn Darrow said. "We came back at half and scored two. It could have been a lot closer. I was proud of how we fought until the end. We had a bunch of chances, but did put them away and weren't very disciplined on defense. Hopefully, we learn from it."
The Lady Buffalos have a home game against Molalla at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct 4.
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