By Mathew Brock

Pilot Sports Writer

The Bruins girls soccer team hosted the Marshfield Pirates on Wednesday for one more non-league game before kicking off their league season next week. The Pirates ended up being no match for the Bruins, who took a wide 11-1 victory.

At 2-1 overall, the Bruins are currently sitting at rank No. 2 in the OSAA 3A/2A/1A rankings.

“We came out ready to go and the girls had great ball movement. We worked on a lot of things in yesterday’s practice that were all implemented very well today,” said Bruins coach Kyla Siri.

The Bruins ended the first half ahead at 7-0 and maintained the uncontested lead until the end of the game. The Pirates rallied at the last minute to put one point of their own on the board with just 30 seconds left in the second half.

The Bruins maintained control of the ball for the majority of the game with a solid passing game that kept the ball in their possession on their opponents side of the field. The Bruins top scorer was Avana Pettus at five goals.

“Our offense came out and just wanted to find the back of the net for us. Our defense was very solid as well. It was just a solid, well rounded game for all of us,” Siri said. “We went and we made some substitutions and it really worked great.”

Siri intends to keep working on the team’s chemistry moving forward and play with moving the ball inside and outside after touching on it in practice this week and implementing it well in game. She says the team’s biggest focus will be maintaining possession of the ball and keeping their counterattacks quick.

The Bruins host South Umpqua on Tuesday for their first league game of the season starting at 3 p.m. They’ll then head to Glide to play the Glide/Yoncalla team in their second league game at 5 p.m.

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