It’s a new season with a new head coach and some new players for the Scappoose High Indians women’s soccer team.
The team’s players and coaches hope their team will continue to be one of the top contenders for the OSAA Class 5A Northwest Oregon Conference standings this year.
For freshman coach Bruno Zanotta, his much-loved No.2-ranked 19-member team started the season with a tremendous amount of momentum. The Indians are 2-0, including a 6-0 victory over the Dalles Riverhawks (0-1-1) on September 7 at Otto Petersen Elementary School in Scapoose.
“I’m very proud of the way the girls played against The Dalles, especially since we were shorthanded and only had one replacement and only 12 players available,” Zanotta said. âThe girls must have played more minutes on a hot day. Some of the players on the JV team stepped up and played in the college which was great. It was a great win and we’re going to build on that. to prepare for our next matches. “
Scappoose began training on August 16 in preparation for the 14-game season, which began with a 3-1 non-league road win over the Roosevelt Roughriders on September 2. Second-year midfielder Alice Davidson had a phenomenal game winning a hat trick with three goals scored. against the Dalles.
“These shots were quite difficult because there were a lot of people in the box and getting around other players is sometimes difficult,” said Davidson.
She scored all three of her goals with her right foot.
âI was really happy we won the game and it’s good to get a shutout,â she said. “I really hope to be a good goalscorer for our team. I think we have a very strong team and I just hope we play with a positive attitude throughout the season.”
âAlice has done a great job for our team,â said Zanotta. âKiera will be another offensive force for us along with Tatum and Adison Stoddard. Today was a team effort, it was really Alice’s day as she had a hat trick and also had two assists. The team played well together and it was a very good performance from everyone. “
Scapoose junior forward Kaylie Schrotzberger also scored two goals and second-year midfielder Sammy Heimbuck scored one against the Riverhawks.
The highly experienced Indians have six seniors who will provide leadership, including midfielder Karly Murray, forwards Kiera Fagan and Tatum Boogman and defenders Kylee Nutt, Sydney Hanke and Kyra Patterson. Scapoose also has seven juniors, four sophomores and one freshman (Payton Mammam). Junior Gabby Hanke is also a key member of the defense as the Indian goalkeeper.
âGabby made some fantastic saves today and she’s getting the shutout credit,â Zanotta said. âShe was challenged and she came out on top. I think we’re going to be one of the best contenders in our league. We hope to see some players again soon. Our goal is definitely to qualify for the playoffs and make it to the top. ‘get as far as you can in the state playoffs. “
The Indians will play their next road game on September 16 against the Central Panthers (1-2). The remaining 10-game schedule includes five at home and five on the road. The next home game is on September 23 at 4:15 p.m. against the Glencoe Crimson Tide.
The NWOC’s seven-game schedule begins Oct. 6 with a 4:15 p.m. home game against the Milwaukie Mustangs (0-2). The regular season ends with a 6:30 pm game on Oct. 28 against local rival St. Helens Lions (0-3) at St. Helens High School.
“I am having a lot of fun and the girls all have a very positive attitude and we are looking forward to a great season,” said Zanotta.
The St. Helens High School Lions Girls football team traveled to Astoria on September 9 in search of their first win of the season, but came away with a 2-0 loss.
“Our girls started off a bit slow so the Fisherwomen got an early goal,” said St. Helens athletic director Daunte Gouge. “Astoria scored a second goal, shortly after taking advantage of a fumble from our goalie. After that second goal, the girls woke up and started playing their game.”
Gouge said coach Angie Nichols changed the roster a bit to get more opportunities on goal.
“The Lions had more shots on goal in the second half than any game played so far, even more shots than most games last season,” he said. “The Astoria players were a very aggressive and disjointed team so it was a very physical game.”
Despite the loss, Gouge said Nichols was encouraged by the way the girls fought back after two early goals and played hard for 90 minutes.
The St. Helens Girls face Seaside next Tuesday, September 14th. The St. Helens Boys ‘Football Team will travel to Broadway Field to face the Boys’ Team from Seaside High School.
Follow the results of the games on osaa.org.