The Dalles girls’ soccer team feel behind 4-0 at the half, but rallied for a 4-2 deficit midway through the second half, but Ridgeview scored three goals to pick up a 7-2 win Tuesday in The Dalles.
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The Dalles girls’ soccer team feel behind 4-0 at the half, but rallied for a 4-2 deficit midway through the second half, but Ridgeview finished out the final 20 minutes with three unanswered goals to pick up a 7-2 non-league soccer win Tuesday at Discovery Field in The Dalles.
Even though his team lost, head coach Oscar Nunez said his team played hard and displayed the level of intensity he wants them to play at.
“We gave up a couple of goals in the first half that could have been avoided and that took a little bit of wind out of our sails,” Nunez said. “We talked about some adjustments we needed to make in the second half and we came out very strong.”
Down 4-0 early in the second stanza, the Riverhawks got on the scoreboard after a penalty kick from Jordyn Hattenhauer.
Nunez said the second goal came off a great team effort working the ball up the wing with about 5 passes.
The last pass put Brooke McCall down the wing with speed and she cruised past two Raven defenders and crossed it to Victoria Barragan, who placed it first touch past the goalie to draw the Hawks to within 4-2.
“We finally saw what level of soccer we can play at for about 15-20 minutes,” Nunez said. “If we can play that way for 70-80 minutes, we will have good results as the season continues. We will keep working hard to fix those little things that will make a big difference.”
The Dalles (3-3 overall) travels to St. Helens for a non-league varsity soccer match at 4 p.m. on Thursday.