Horizon Hawks host Clackamas, Portland

The Hawks lose two close games this week against league rivals

October 8, 2005

Their zero and two record this week is not an accurate reflection of how the Horizon Hawks soccer team is shaping up this season. With a 2-0 loss against North Clackamas on Tuesday and a 1-0 loss against Portland Christian on Thursday, both at home, the Hawks will have a little soul- searching to do before going on the road on Saturday to face Damascas Christian.

The North Clackamas match was very close, with the score tied 0-0 after the first half.

“They shut us down pretty well,” Coach Mark Lago said. “The game was actually good because it showed us what we need to work on. We have to know what to do with the ball before we get it.”

To his credit, Horizon goalie Cameron Root had 15 saves in the game. Another big improvement the Hawks are showing is their shooting accuracy. They had 14 shots in the game, with 10 of them shots-on-goal.

The game against Portland Christian was a disappointing loss for Horizon, especially since the only goal of the game was scored during injury time in the final minutes of the game.

“We played a very scrappy match,” said Lago. “We won’t win many games when we get into our rhythm with 20 minutes left in the game.”

The Hawks racked up 23 shots in the game, with only ten of them shots-on-goal. Root played tough again, with 10 saves for Horizon.

The Hawks host two more home games on Tuesday and Thursday next week against Corbett and City Christian. Both start at 4 p.m.

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