Boys soccer comes out kicking against JC

Season opener shows Siuslaw control

The Siuslaw/Mapleton Boys Soccer controlled the ball for most of the game against Junction City as they won their first non-league game of the season 1-0 during the Aug. 31 match. 

“Our forwards and midfield moved the ball well and made effective use of space. Our defense did a great job of breaking up the Junction City plays and getting the ball back up the field to our attacking players,” said coach Londi Tomaro. 

Siuslaw took a total of 20 shots, 11 in the first half and 9 in the second half, demonstrating a balanced offense. 

“Eight different players had shots on goal: Asher Borgnino, Camden Linton, Charles Nelson, Eli Tattershall, Ethan Jagoe, Kale Jensen, Nicholas May, and Ray Brito,” Tomaro said. “Over the course of the game, we had 3 corner kicks and 8 free kicks. We did not score from any of the set plays, but we got close on a few.” 

They successfully defended 3 corner kicks and 5 free kicks.

“Both of our goalkeepers, Derrick Vanduch and Terrance Masterman, did a great job in the net. In the second half Terrance made 12 saves. Many of them were incredible displays of athleticism,” said Tomaro.

About a third of the way into the second half, the team scored the only point of the game when Charles Nelson put an absolute banger into the top right corner of the net from the top of the 18. 

“Although Junction City put on a concerted offensive press, which resulted in several of Terrance’s saves, we were able to hold them off and win the game,” Tomaro said. “This was a great first match for our team and a really solid place to build from as we prepare for league play.”

The teams first league game will be held Sept 21 at 4:30 at Siuslaw against Elmira.