Tuesday, October 17, 2006
By BEN MCCARTY
News staff writer
October 7, 2006
After two straight losses last week, the Horizon boys team needed a win against Corbett to get their season back on track, so Mark Lago decided to have his team switch sports for a day.
After a 1-0 loss to Portland Christian on Monday Lago had his team play American flag football at practice on Tuesday to get their minds off the loss.
While the team’s two German and one Chilean exchange players had a bit of a struggle to learn the rules of a different game, the tactic appears to have worked.
Horizon came back and beat Corbett in a night game, 2-0.
“The key to the whole match was our defense,” Lago said. “Our defense came together.”
Horizon’s young defense has been shacky the whole season, but Lago felt they reached a key milestone in shutting down a tough Corbett team.
In the match, the Chilean player, Nick Dietz, scored his first goal in the fourth minute on a pass from Nate Boyden. In the 47th minute Josh Boyden gave the Hawks some breathing room when he rocketed in a shot from 25-yards out.
Horizon finishes its road swing at City Christian on Monday before playing Cascade Locks at home next Thursday.
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