Horizon Christian School reversed its soccer fortunes in a two-day span this past week.
After the Hawks lost 9-0 in a non-league match Tuesday at Trout Lake, they bounced back Thursday with a 5-0 win at CS Lewis in Newberg. The win against CS Lewis was the United League opener for both schools.
"The kids gave 110 percent out there," said Horizon Coach Oscar Stenberg. "It was great to see."
Like Horizon, CS Lewis is short on experienced players. The Watchmen had trouble marking one of the Hawks' few seniors, first-year player Gabe Holste. He scored three goals, while teammates Mason Bloomster and Jared Davis added one goal apiece. Stenberg said Davis' score came on a nifty through-ball from Kenzie Schwab.
Horizon missed on a couple of other scoring chances. Stenberg said he was able to get many of the team's younger players some match experience.
Thursday's shutout road win helped remove a bad taste lingering from Horizon's lopsided loss two days earlier at Trout Lake. The Mustangs scored four times off corner kicks, while another tally was an own-goal by the Hawks. Trout Lake scored less than a minute into the match and led 2-0 before four minutes had elapsed.
Horizon (2-2 overall, 1-0 United League) continues play Monday with a 4:30 p.m. non-league home match against Vancouver Christian. The game was scheduled as a replacement contest, after Damascus Christian was unable to field a team this season.
Horizon's next league match is 4:30 p.m. Thursday at City Christian in Portland.