Girls soccer remains undefeated
Written by Jef Hatch, Pilot staff writer   
September 30, 2011 11:02 pm

  

The Brookings-Harbor High School girls soccer team moved to 3-0 in Far West League play after they defeated the Coquille Red Devils 7-0 on Thursday.

The Bruins, sitting on the top spot in the FWL, scored four goals in the first eight minutes before letting off the gas and cruising to a victory.

The goals began with Hannah Baron, who kicked the ball hard enough to have it hit the goalie and carom off her into the goal at the one minute mark.

 

 Bethanee Bottoms scored just three minutes later with a dribbling shot that was just slow enough to cause the goalie to misjudge the trajectory and roll in.

At six minutes into the game, Louie Deraita took an assist from Baron, and shot the ball over the goalkeeper’s head to score the Bruins’ third goal.

Two minutes later, Crystal Rodriguez took a pass from Jamie Macken and put it in the goal to put the Bruins up 4-0.

The Bruins would have to wait a full 10 minutes before scoring again, when Rodriguez would break free and score from inside the box.

The final score of the first half came at the 26 minute mark when Karlie Gonzalez passed the ball to Baron, who put it in the goal to give the Bruins a 6-0 lead going into the half.

The second half found some of the Bruins playing positions they weren’t used to, which slowed down the pace of the game and limited them to just one goal at 12 minutes into the half by Deraita.

According to Head Coach Fred Juarez, the change of positions threw off the flow of the game, and caused some issues, but helped to see how different players would perform in varied positions.

“Our advancing the ball was perfect in the first part of the game,” Juarez said. “As we made changes to the lineup, the passing got a little sloppy, but didn’t hurt us.”

One point that Juarez was quick to acknowledge was how the team needs to work on finishing around the opponent’s goal.

“We get the ball down there really well,” he said. “When we have perfect execution, we just have to finish.”

After the physicality of the North Bend game on Tuesday, the Lady Bruins breathed a sigh of relief at how amicable the Red Devils were.

“The other team was really nice and generous,” Deraita said.

The Bruins travel on Tuesday to face the Lady Lancers of South Umpqua High School.

The Lancers are winless in league play having lost by an average of 13 goals in each of their games this season.

“This game was the one preparing us for Sutherlin,” Deraita said. “That’s the team we’re going to be challenged by.”

Juarez agreed.

“We don’t want to look past South Umpqua,” he said. “But we’re preparing for Sutherlin. I’ve watched them play and they’re a good team.”

The Bruins host Sutherlin on Thursday directly following the completion of the boys’ game, which begins at 3 p.m.