Bruins boys soccer
The Bruins took their second biggest win of the season Thursday, leaving Glide with a huge 12-0 win against the Wildcats. Both teams went into the game undefeated in league play, making it a deciding match for who would lead the league going into the second half of the season.
This win puts the Bruins firmly in first place of Special District 4 with an undefeated 5-0 league record. At 6-1 overall, the Bruins are now ranked No. 4 in the OSAA 3A/2A/1A rankings. The Bruins also lead the league in points scored at a massive 51 goals and have only been scored on two times this season, both by Mazama in a non-league game.
The Bruins took a huge lead in the first half with several different payers finding the back of the net. They went into the second half at 7-0, where more of the less offensively played Bruins players got the opportunity to shoot. The game ended at 12-0 with Luke Beaman as the Bruins top scorer at four goals, followed by Austin Fronckowiak, Jair Valdovinos, Hooves Howard at two goals each.
“They were missing a few guys this week, but they promised to give us a good run when we host them later this season,” said Bruins coach Jess Beaman. “Whenever they’d get it they kick it really long to try to get it to one of their two guys down field, but we had the guys to get in there and shut that down.”
According to Beaman, the Bruins had another opportunity to move kids around this game and reintroduce some strategies from last year. He was especially excited to get Roman Worthey back on the ball for a good crossing play
The Bruins next game will be on Tuesday when they host the Douglas Trojans at 3 p.m. for their last league game before transitioning into the second half of the season and starting rematches. They’ll then take a week off before hosting their first rematch game against the Coquille/Myrtle Point Red Devils on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.
Bruins girls soccer
The lady Bruins second league game of the season resulted in another shutout victory on Thursday at a wide 9-0 against the Glide/Yoncalla Wildcats. This puts the Bruins on a four-game winning streak with 31 combined goals and only a single point against them throughout.
The Bruins are now 2-0 in league play at first place in the OSAA Special District 3. At 6-1 overall, the Bruins are ranked No. 14 in the OSAA 3A/2A/1A combined rankings.
“Glide made on good run on us early in the game, but in the end it was another shutout” said Bruins coach Kyla Siri. “Our offense did a great job creating ways to score and we scored off two corner kicks.”
The Wildcats came close to scoring at the start of the first half but were shut down by the Bruins defense. The momentum quickly spiraled to the Bruins favor and their offense worked to provide consistent opportunities to score. The first half ended at 3-0 in the Bruins favor and after making some halftime adjustments, the Bruins kept possession and scored another five goals to end at 9-0.
Avana Pettus was the top scorer for the Bruins with four goals. Anna Serna came in at second with two goals scored. Annie nation also made two saves to keep the Bruins at a clean win. The Bruins two corner kick goals were an accomplishment for the team, who have been working on finding more creative ways to score for later in the season.
The Bruins will host St. Bernard’s, a California team, on Monday for a non-league game at 5 p.m. After that they’ll return to league play on Tuesday when they host the Douglas Trojans at 5 p.m.
The Bruins volleyball team headed to Douglas on Thursday to take on the Trojans in a league game. After getting off to another sluggish start in the first set, the Bruins ended at another 3-0 loss.
This puts the Bruins at a 0-3 record for league play so far and 2-8 overall for the season. They’re currently tied for fifth in the 3A Far West League and ranked No. 24 in the OSAA 3A rankings.
According to Bruins coach Lorinda shew, the long drive to Douglas was rough on the team, which struggled to find its bearings early on against the Trojans. With low starting momentum, it took the Bruins well into the second set to find their rhythm. She hopes that when they face the Trojans at home later in the season things get off to a better start.
“I’m looking forward to play this team again when we’re at 100 percent and our girls are playing their best,” Shew said.
The Bruins host their annual volleyball tournament today at Brookings-Harbor High School. Due to several schools dropping out this week, they’ve shifted the tournament to a round-robin style matchup with Illinois Valley and Arcata. The first game starts at 9:30 a.m., with the next game 11:30 a.m. before the teams break for lunch before the last match starts around 2 p.m.
Next week, the Bruins travel to Medford to resume league play against St. Mary’s at 6:30 p.m. They’ll then host Sutherlin on on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The Panthers soccer team has been rebuilding their program this year by putting together a independent co-ed team from mostly freshmen students. While they aren’t currently in an OSAA league and their status makes them ineligible for an OSAA rank, the team has scheduled several games this season against junior varsity teams and teams from smaller schools.
Currently, the Panthers are 2-2 for the season. They played the similarly sized Waldport JV team twice for a 4-2 and 4-1 win earlier this season before playing the Bruins JV team on Sept. 12 for a 5-1 loss. Their most recent game put them up against the Eagle Point JV team, who beat them for 12-1, but still served as a good learning experience for the young Panthers team.
The Panthers next game will have them travel to play against the Coquille/Myrtle Point Red Devils next Tuesday at 5 p.m. After that they’ll come to Brookings next Wednesday for a rematch against the Bruins JV team at 4:30 p.m.
The Panthers volleyball team took on Toledo on Thursday where they were met with a 3-0 loss against the Boomers. This puts the Panthers at a 1-4 record in league play in last place of the Sunset Conference. The Panthers are ranked No. 34 in the OSAA 2A rankings at 2-6 overall.
The Panther’s next opponent will be Myrtle Point who they will host at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. After that They’ll host Reedsport on Wednesday for a rematch game at 6:30 p.m.