GIRLS' SOCCER TEAM CLINCHES LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

October 19, 2007 11:00 pm

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

With their 12th consecutive win this year, the Brookings-Harbor High School girls' soccer team clinched the Special District 3 Championship with a 3-0 victory over the Sutherlin Bulldogs Thursday.

"We're really excited," Coach Paul Angove said. "Even though we've won league, we'd really like to keep it going and finish the year 14-0."

The Bruins (12-0) continued their unbelievable season with their 10th shutout of the year and their eighth straight shutout, extending their streak to more than 680 straight minutes.

For the seventh time this year, the Bruins won by a score of 3-0 and the Bruins have scored two or more goals in every game this season, outscoring opponents 39-2.

"I thought we would compete for a league title this year," Angove said. "But I never thought we'd go 12-0 and I certainly never thought we'd only allow two goals all year."

With the league title already under their belt and a playoff spot insured, the Bruins won't be overlooking their next two league opponents, but they will be preparing for the state playoffs.

"I think we're going to take the attitude of ‘Why not us?' into the state playoffs," Angove said. "We have just as good a shot as everyone else there. It's going to be interesting because we have no idea where we stand with the other leagues.

"But that was our goal: to win league, get to the playoffs and see what happens," Angove said.

On Thursday, Jessie Goergen scored the first Bruin goal on the day in the 25th minute as she blasted a shot through the goalie's hands and into the back of the net with an assist by Ashley Juarez.

Twenty-five minutes into the second half, Goergen scored her team-high 17th goal of the year on a penalty kick to put the Bruins up 2-0.

Juarez scored her 12th goal of the year later in the half to give the Bruins a 3-0 advantage.

The next game for the Bruins is their final regular-season home game and senior night on Tuesday, Oct. 23, against North Bend at 4:30 p.m.

By clinching the league championship, the Bruins have ensured themselves a first round bye in the state playoffs and a second round home game on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The opponent and time of the game is to be determined.