The Dalles boys’ soccer team scored at the 15-minute mark, but the La Grande Tigers tallied four consecutive goals to secure a 4-1 victory Thursday in The Dalles.
On the Hawks’ lone goal, Pedro Lopez made a cross pass to Abraham Garibay, who then flipped the ball to the back post, where Alberto Gallegos headed it past the Tiger goalie and two defenders.
La Grande scored goals in the 27th and 30th minute, taking advantage of two Riverhawk defensive miscues to lead 2-1 at the half.
The last two goals came on penalty kicks for the final tally.
“The score line didn’t reflect how the game went, but again, it is too easy for teams to come to our home field and get good results,” said TD coach Matthew Dallman. “We gift a lot of goals. And we are having to work hard to score ours.”
The Dalles (2-7 overall, 0-1 league) plays on the road against Pendleton at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
TD girls lose
The Dalles girls’ soccer team had seven shots on goal and goalkeeper Addie Klindt made four saves, as La Grande broke open a 1-0 halftime lead with two second-half goals to secure a 3-0 win.
“We created chances down the wings with Emma Weir and Jordyn Hattenhauer,” said TD coach Oscar Nunez. “Alexia Tapia turned up the intensity and was the only one who turned it on in the second half.”
TD (3-6 overall, 0-1 league) hosts Pendleton at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.