Wildcats take in two tough losses
Eight seniors on the men’s soccer team appeared in their last home matches this weekend and had to face two close losses.
The match against Whitworth had to be delayed and relocated to McMinnville High School because of the harsh weather making the field difficult to play on.
The Wildcats faced the No. 10 team in the division, Whitworth, losing 1-0. The sole goal was made by Pirate freshman Karl Muelheim in the second half.
In the first half, both teams worked to keep possession of the ball but the Pirates had the lead in shots and corner kicks.
Senior Cody Escott pushed a shot toward the goal but Whitworth’s keeper made a quick save. The Pirates rebutted with a shot, but it went right over the crossbar.
Sophomore Scott Goodman recorded two saves and was able to stop a close direct shot at the goal.
Five minutes after the block, senior Tyler Sedlacek sent in a couple crosses to try to tie the score with a strong offensive side, but was blocked by a Pirate defender.
Senior Danny Snelgrow and freshman Domenico Del Prete both made shots at the goal for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats took on a tough loss against Whitman, losing 4-3 with a last minute goal costing them the game.
In the first half, the Missionaries scored the sole goal for the half. Both teams had trouble keeping possession of the ball because of the harsh weather making field conditions poor.
Del Prete took a shot at the goal early on into the game, appearing to have went in, but the referee signaled to continue playing.
Sophomore Grant Loriaux made a diving save after the Missionaries attempted a lest shot.
In the second half, the Wildcats charged in three goals, with Snelgrow setting the tone with the first goal.
The Missionaries answered with two additional goals and a game-winning goal two minutes near the end.
There was not enough time for the Wildcats to tie the game, causing them to have a close loss against the Missionaries.
The Wildcats will appear in their final match of the season against Willamette on Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. in Salem, Ore.
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Senior forward Danny Snelgrow tries to dribble past the opposing team during the match against
Whitman on Oct. 27, losing 4-3.