Gervais sports roundup
Gervais's volleyball team has put together a quietly impressive season. After winning just three games last year, the Cougars now own a 6-11 overall record that includes going 5-5 in Tri-River Conference play. The highlight of the season is up for grabs so far. It's either Gervais defeating Kennedy for the first time in more than eight years; or winning a nail-biter 3-0 against visiting Culver on the teams homecoming game.
The team has two more chances to rack up wins. The first opportunity will be when they host the Colton Vikings (3-14) on Monday, Oct. 18. The second opportunity will be against Kennedy (4-10) on the road Tuesday, Oct. 19. Both games will happen after the Independent goes to press.
The Gervais girls soccer team has had its moments. The team is 1-7-2 on the season and has conceded 26 goals across all competition, but they have only been shut out three times. Add in a 2-0 win against 13th-ranked Blanchet Catholic (7-5-1), and it hasn't been a totally lost season. The Cougars have been outgunned, but never out of the game entirely. The squad has two more games scheduled: the first is Monday, Oct. 18, against Salem Academy/Kennedy (1-6-1), and the second is against Amity/Western Christian (8-2-1) on Thursday, Oct. 21.
The boys soccer team has had a bit of a condensed schedule, only playing five games the entire season and starting its play Oct. 1. The season opener against non-league opponent Blanchet Catholic was canceled. Despite going 1-4 across those games, the Cougars are ranked 35th out of 57 teams at the 3A/2A/1A level. The lone win on the season came against Yamhill-Carlton 4-1. There are only two games left for the Cougars: one on Monday, Oct. 18, against Salem Academy/Kennedy (1-6-2) and one on Friday, Oct. 22, against Delphian (6-3-2).
It's been a tough season for the Gervais football team. The Cougars have gone 0-7 thus far and lost by an average of 49.6 points. It hasn't been without its own offense though; the Cougars put up 21 points against Culver and 12 against Harrisburg. It's been a disappointing season, but there are still two chances to turn it around. Gervais will take to the road against Salem Academy (2-4) on Friday, Oct. 22, and then again Thursday, Oct. 28, when they travel to Colton (2-3).
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