Redhawks soccer falls to the Trail Blazers


Troy Williams

The Redhawks soccer teams fell to Lebanon Trail on Tuesday. The boys hit the field again on Thursday where they hope to come back with a win against Centennial.

Addyson Schick, Assistant Sports Editor

The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams came up short against Lebanon Trail in District 10-5A play Tuesday. 

“We could have started the game with a little more sense of urgency and played more of a one, two touch pass style of play,” junior Sam Skolnick said. “We started pretty slow in the first half and weren’t connected as a team, but we played much better in the second half.”

Down by three in the first half, the girls made a comeback but fell short, losing 4-3.

“I think the ladies showed a lot of character to battle back to make it a 4-3 game,” head coach Kyle Beggs said. “Unfortunately, they got one more in the second half we couldn’t prevent that, but I think it showed the capabilities that we have as a team because usually when you fall down by that much, it’s game over. They battled back and made a game out of it so I’m really proud of them.” 

Scoring was much more limited in the boys’ game with the Redhawk conceding a penalty late in the second half, and losing 1-0.

“We had an unfortunate loss from a conceded penalty kick ,” junior Aaron Xu said. “It was a bad team play that led to a foul. We dominated the first half but couldn’t keep it up in the second.”

The boys hope to turn their season around Thursday against Centennial, as they are still searching for their first win.

“We hope to try out a new formation and defend as a team,” assistant coach Kyle Parks said. “We need to change what we are doing. We will need to communicate better as a team and create more goal-scoring chances.”