In what may be one of the toughest defenses the Brookings-Harbor boys soccer team will face all season, the Bruins were able to get the ball in the net the one time it was needed and claim a 1-0 victory over the Red Devils of Coquille.
Brookings-Harbor High School senior Wyatt Aldrich (23) streaks past a Coquille defender in the Bruins 1-0 victory on Thursday.
“Well, it’s a win,” Head Coach Gabe Anaya said. “It was a little rough to play with the wind. We had a lot of chances to score and we just weren’t calm enough to get them in.”
The Bruins only goal came in the 58th minute when David Joyce followed up a shot on goal, corral the ball and put it in the net.
The Red Devils decided to play a stringent defensive game, According to junior Christian Rushton.
“Once they realized that our offense would be able to beat them to every single time they left their entire team on defense,” Rushton said.
For goalkeeper Carlos Lira, who has a view of the entire field the majority of the game, it was a well-played contest.
“Our game was really good,” he said. “Our passing was phenomenal and while our communication was good, we could have talked a little more. A lot of our shots were off target and we could work on that in practice. But overall it was a good game.”
The Bruins advance to 8-0 in league play and are ranked third in the state. They travel to North Bend on Tuesday to face their Far West League rivals, the Bulldogs. The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.