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Horizon boys suffer first two losses of season

By BEN MCCARTY

News staff writer

October 4, 2006

The Horizon boys’ soccer team got a double dose of defeat this week and Coach Mark Lago didn’t like the way it tasted and doesn’t think his team did either.

“The boys found out they need to attack for every 50/50 ball,” Lago said after a 3-1 loss to 3A Portland Christian on Monday. “They found themselves in the second half.”

The loss to Portland Christian came on the heels of a 1-0 loss last week to North Clackamas Christian in which the team could not pull out a victory despite 23 saves from goalkeeper Cameron Root.

“To come out of there with a 1-0 loss was good for us,” Lago said. “That showed a lot about their character.”

Against the larger Portland Christian the Hawks found themselves down 2-0 after the referees awarded Portland Christian a controversial penalty kick. Nate Boyden scored for Horizon six minutes into the second half but the Hawks could not get any closer as Portland Christian scored in the final minutes to seal the win.

“This was probably the most intense hard-fought game we have played all year,” Lago said.

The Hawks next finish a three- game road swing with a match Thursday night at Corbett.

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