High school sports round-up: Three different players scored two goals apiece for CSLA, which added a draw Monday

With much of its schedule front-loaded with the best teams in OSAA 3A/2A/1A Special District 6, the C.S. Lewis Academy soccer team has taken more than its fair share of lumps this season.

With that stretch behind them, though, the Watchmen had a chance to turn the tables on someone for a change in a 6-2 home win over Central Christian Oct. 5. SETH GORDON - Trever Ambrose's clearance attempt strikes a Central Christian player during C.S. Lewis Academy's 6-2 home win Oct. 5. It was the Watchmen's first league win of the season.

"It was nice to play on the other end of the field," said CSLA coach Brett Vernon. "Most of the time we play pretty defensive. That's our style. We're one of the youngest teams in the whole state with all freshmen, all juniors plus two seniors. It's worked a few matches and couple of times it's gotten us good, but that's what happens when you're young."

Trevor Ambrose scored late in the first half to put CSLA on top, but for the most part, the Watchmen misfired on their many scoring chances in the first half.

That wasn't the case in the second half however, as Ambrose added a second goal and Elizabeth Warren and Bryson Lee chipped in with two goals apiece.

"Lizzy is all over the field all the time," Vernon said. "She really doesn't have a position. She's just stays with the ball. It's unbelievable what she does for us, so it was nice to see her score because most of the time she doesn't get those chances to shoot because she's always in the midfield."

C.S. Lewis (2-7-1, 1-7-1 SD6) fell behind Grand View Christian 4-1 early in the second half Monday, but got goals from two goals from Ambrose and a penalty kick from Ben Swan to rally for the draw.

Girls cross-country

Champoeg Invitational — Casey Novak led the Tigers to a second-place finish at their annual meet by placing fifth in 19:39.

Abigail Hein followed in sixth with a time of 19:52 and Savanna Salmons was 10th in 20:15 to keep Newberg's 1-3 gap to just 36 seconds.

Boys cross-country

Champoeg Invitational — Hunter Bensman led the way with a new PR of 17:29 to place 18th for Newberg, which was fourth out of 12 teams. Carson Herrick was 20th in 17:35 and Jonathan Rolfe also posted a new personal best to place 23rd in 17:41.

Girls water polo

Newberg 10, West Albany 9 — The Tigers earned their third victory this season over the defending 6A champs, as Mackenzie Russell scored four goals and Jordan Trantham scored three. Goalie Grace Kavanagh made 10 saves.

Boys water polo

Newberg 16, West Albany 2 — 10 different players scored for Newberg in the blowout win Oct. 4 at the Chehalem Aquatic Center, led by Zach Jordan, who had four tallies. Dane Findley added three goals and Raleigh Day had three steals in the victory.

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