Keizer, Oregon – September 28, 2017
The Celts brought intensity from the opening whistle and controlled the first ten minutes of the game earning multiple corner kicks and throw-in opportunities deep in the Sprague end. In the 10’ the Sprague goal keeper made a big save on a near post shot by junior Abigail Hawley that was pushed just over the crossbar. In the 20’ minute freshman Kennedy Buss headed home a corner kick served up by senior Jessy Shore to put the Celts on the board. Although the Celts continued to have the better of the possession, Sprague began to create opportunities in quick transition. In the 31’ minute a Sprague attacker broke free in the box and forced a diving save by junior goalie Sydney Snapp. In the 38’ minute Sprague was awarded a free kick just outside the 18-yard box, and took a well-placed free kick that hit off the right post and bounced through the box before the Celts cleared it out of danger. McNary took a 1-0 lead into the half.
Sprague leveled the game five minutes into the second half with a shot from 40 yards out that hit the cross bar and bounced just inside the goal over the fingertips of Snapp. McNary was quick to respond, and less than two minutes later in the 47’ minutes later sophomore Ariana Santana made a run up the right side and crossed a ball to the back post that was played back across the goal by sophomore Julie Dieker, and finished by Hawley.
Both teams fought hard and had opportunities but and McNary held onto the win.
The final score of the match was McNary 2, Sprague 1.
The final score of the Junior Varsity match was McNary 7, Sprague 0.
The next match for the Celts is away at McMinnville on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00pm.