Chelan soccer gets back on track against Omak


Barajas keeps his head down and eyes focused on the ball just before striking a corner kick late in the second half.

Senior Gerardo Magallon (11) dribbles the ball deep into the Okanogan penalty area and attempts to cross the ball to a streaking Chelan player down the middle. Okanogan would eventually clear the ball and end the threat.

Erik Cardemas gets the ball just outside the box and drives one into the goalkeepers outstretched arms. The first picture mentioned was the save off Cardemas laser shot. Had the shot been a couple inches more to the left, it would have gone in and given the Goats a 7-0 lead in the second half.

Senior Christian Barajas gets on a break and tries to chip the ball gently over the Okanogan keeper, but the goalee made another great diving stop to keep the score at 6-0. Barajas got past the Okanogan defenders with ease, he just needed to pitch the ball a little bit higher and he would have had a walk in goal.

The Okanogan goalkeeper made one spectacular save late in the second half of their game against Chelan on Thursday, April 20, which kept the score from reaching 7-0.

Sophomore Miguel Castro maneuvers in and out of two Okanogan defenders and passes off to a teammate to keep ball control. After struggling to keep the ball against Cascade a week prior, Chelan seemed to never let the ball out of their possession aside from a couple clears.

 

CHELAN - After a disappointing performance in their matchup against Cascade a week prior, the Chelan Goats soccer team got back to their winning ways against Omak on  Thursday, April 20, winning by a score of 6-0. 

With the win, Chelan remains in second place in league play and improves to a 3-2 CTL record. 

“Today was a good lesson in patience and keeping control of the ball,” head coach Jamie Richards said after the game. “We had a clean sweep, we had 90 percent possession of the ball, today was about teamwork and family.” 

Those comments come a week after coach Richards was visibly irate on the sidelines during their game against Cascade where they were uncharacteristically careless with the ball. 

The score at halftime was 5-0, so Chelan coasted through the second half while adding another goal halfway through. 

Chelan then beat Connell over the weekend by a score of 3-1, but the Goats remain securely in second place atop the CTL standings behind rival Cascade. 

Next up for the Goats will be a redemption game against Cashmere, who they lost to by a score of 1-0 earlier this year, on Tuesday, April 25. The Goats will then head up to Okanogan to close their season series with the Bulldogs on Thursday, April 27. Opening kickoff on Thursday is 4:30 p.m. 

 

Zach Johnson can be reached at lcmeditor@gmail.com or (509) 682-2213

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