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BRUINS FALL TO BULLDOGS, 2-1

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

The Brookings-Harbor High School boys' soccer team hit a slight bump in the road on their way to a Far West League championship as they lost to host North Bend 2-1 Tuesday evening.

"We didn't play very well today," Coach Gabe Anaya said. "We weren't pressing the action and we didn't have a good day passing."

The Bulldogs notched one goal in the first half and a second early on in the second half to take a 2-0 lead.

With only about six minutes left to play, the Bruins kept from being shut out as freshman Anthony Babb scored his first goal of the season to cut the lead to 2-1.

"We had some chances, but our goal came too late," Anaya said. "We just didn't do what we normally do."

The Bruins (8-2-1) could have clinched the league title with a win Tuesday, but will have to wait for the final game of the season to do so.

"I think we'll be okay," Anaya said. "We usually play better at home."

The Bruins are currently three points ahead of the second place Pacific Pirates, who did not play Tuesday.

In order to clinch the league championship, the Bruins must either tie or win on Thursday.

The Bruins will be playing the South Umpqua Lancers, who are tied for third place with the Douglas Trojans, in their final regular season game of the year.

Along with being the most important game of the season, Thursday's game will also be Senior Night, where seven Bruins will be honored.

The JV squad plays the Lancers at 3 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 4:30 p.m.

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