NEWPORT — The Newport/Eddyville Charter boys soccer team emphatically put an end to its four-match winless streak Sept. 30, as the Cubs imposed their will from the start in a 5-0 shutout of Sweet Home in 4A-3 Oregon West Conference action at Morrow Field.
Senior Christian Olivas put Newport on the board in the 12th minute, netting a feed off a corner kick sent by midfielder/forward Uli Gomez-Garcia. Natthen Albino-Tamayo and Gumi Guzman also found the back of the net in the first half for Newport/Eddyville, which toted a 4-0 advantage into halftime.
The victory, the Cubs’ first since a Sept. 7 road win at Taft, boosted the Cubs to 1-2-1 in league play, 4-3-1 overall. Newport/Eddyville, which posted three losses and a draw between victories, was scheduled to host second-ranked Philomath (4-0, 8-0) on Tuesday evening at Morrow Field.
Philomath was fresh off a 1-0 road defeat Sept. 30 of No. 1 Stayton, breaking the Eagles’ 20-match win streak and ending an 0-15-1 drought against Stayton since the Eagles fell to Philomath in the 2013 state quarterfinals.
Sweet Home 0 0 — 0
NHS/Eddyville 4 1 — 5
Taft boys 9, Gervais 1
At Lincoln City, the Tigers cruised to victory in their 3A/2A/1A-SD 2 opener Sept. 30 behind a scoring frenzy led by junior midfielder Mario Cortes and senior captain Sammy Vasquez-Reyez at Voris Field.
“I'd say everything we have been trying to achieve was finally put together in an outstanding performance by our team,” Taft head coach Ryan Ulicni wrote in his media report. “Now that we know the type of play we are capable of, it is going to be an exciting rest of the season.”
After completing a pre-conference slate composed mostly of 4A opponents, the Tigers found their scoring touch in netting five goals in the first half and four more during the final 40 minutes of play. Cortes tallied a hat trick, and Vasquez-Reyez added two goals. Senior Sam Cortes, junior Diego Gomez, sophomore Nano Sanchez and freshman Ezra James also scored for the Tigers.
Taft, 1-0-0, 4-2-2, was scheduled to travel Tuesday to face Delphian before playing at home at 4:15 p.m. Thursday against Salem Academy/Kennedy.
Gervais 0 1 — 1
Taft 5 4 — 9
Taft girls 1, Gervais 1
At Lincoln City, both schools scored goals in the second half Sept. 30 as the Tiger girls earned their first point of the campaign and stopped a season-long five-match losing streak during a 3A/2A/1A-SD 2 match at Voris Field.
The league draw put Taft at 0-5-1 in league and overall. The Tigers were scheduled to play Monday at Amity/Western Christian before they’re scheduled at 6:15 p.m. Thursday to host Salem Academy/Western Christian.
Details from Taft’s match against Gervais were not provided to the media.
Gervais 0 1 — 1
Taft 0 1 — 1
Newport/Eddyville girls 5, Sweet Home 0
At Sweet Home, the Cubs girls earned their second 4A-3 Oregon West Conference victory in a Sept. 30 shutout on the road of the Huskies.
The win lifted Newport/Eddyville Charter to 2-3-0 in league, 4-3-0 overall. No details from the match were provided to the media.
The Cubs traveled Tuesday afternoon to face No. 7 Philomath prior to hosting Stayton at 6 p.m. Thursday at Morrow Field.