Bruins boys soccer
The Bruins boys soccer team took Thursday off as they transition into the second half of league play on Tuesday when they host the Coquille/Myrtle Point Red Devils for a rematch game at 7 p.m. They then travel to play the second-place Umpqua Valley Christian/Melrose Christian Lions again at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Bruins defeated the Red Devils 13-0 on Sept. 6, but coach Jess Beaman of the Bruins hopes they will give a stronger showing this time around.
“When we first played them, we talked to the coach and it was probably the first time all 11 of them were on the field together,” said Beaman. “Their games have been getting better, so hopefully they come down and give us a good run.”
The Bruins are 7-1 overall this season and are ranked No. 4 in the OSAA 3A rankings. In league, they are undefeated at 6-0 and are in first place of the OSAA 3A/2A/1A Special District 4.
Bruins girls soccer
The Bruins girls soccer team took another big win this Thursday against the Sutherlin Bulldogs at 8-1, but did end up giving up their first goal to another team since they started league play.
At 7-1 overall, the Bruins are ranked No. 4 in the OSAA 3A/2A/1A rankings. They are now firmly in first place of the OSAA 3A/2A/1A Special District 4 at 4-0.
The Bruins triumphed thanks to a strong defensive effort, particularly from Tilley Peters keeping pressure on the Bulldog’s offense and Annie Nation making a whopping 10 saves throughout the game. The Bulldogs played a strong defense as well, but the Bruins efforts to stay on top of balls that come off the opposing keeper, enableo them to score many times.
“We had great ball movement in the middle and our young group of freshmen really stepped up to make good plays for us,” said Bruins coach Kyla Siri.
The Bruins made 24 shots on goal and scored off of two corner kicks. Mastering corner kicks continues to be one of the Bruins’ biggest goals of the season and is becoming a strong asset for the team, according to Siri.
The Bruins will finish the first half of league play against the Coquille/Myrtle Point Red Devils on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Bruins JV volleyball
The Bruins junior varsity volleyball team took a 3-0 win against the Sutherlin Lancers on Thursday. The Bruins won in all three sets at 25-21, 26-24, 25-18.
Jordan Crosby and Jordan Pryor had six aces each, while Madison Taylor contributed four aces and four kills. Charlie Nolte also did well with three aces and two kills, while Stephenie Clay made two blocks.
According to Bruins coach Vanessa Nidiffer, the JV team has been improving all season and this is our was their second league win in a row after defeating St. Mary’s last Tuesday.
“I thought the team was incredibly competitive. They played hard and never gave up the entire match,” said Nidiffer.
The Bruins JV team plays again today at the Hidden Valley tournament starting at 8 a.m. They’ll go on to play Cascade Christian on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Bruins cross country
The Bruins head to the Woahink Lake XC Invitational meet this Saturday at Honeymoon State Park, near Florence. The middle school team will join the Bruins as they stay overnight for the meet.
The Panthers volleyball team were defeated by Reedsport at 3-0 on Thursday. This puts the team 3-7 overall this season and ranked No. 33 in the OSAA 2A rankings. They are 2-5 in league play at fifth place in the Sunset Conference.
The Panthers played two games this week as part of their independent season. They took on the Coquille/Myrtle Point Red Devils on Tuesday for a 2-0 loss and came to Brookings on Wednesday to play against the Bruins junior varsity team.
The Panthers will take a week-long break and then return to host the South Umpqua Lancers at 5 p.m. on Oct. 9.