Bruin defender Christian Rushton, right, corrals the ball as a North Bend player looks on. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
It took the Brookings-Harbor High School boys soccer team longer than usual to wake up and play soccer on Thursday, and by the time they arose, the Bulldogs of North Bend had scored three goals.
“That was a tough game,” Head Coach Gabriel Anaya said. “I think we were sleeping the first 15 to 20 minutes of the game.”
The Bruins mounted an offensive as the second half began but what seemed to be physical play on the field and a running clock conspired to keep them from scoring more than one goal.