Photo by Al Camp
Okanogan goalkeeper Victor Lopez goes up for the soccer ball during match with Omak on Saturday at East Side Park. Okanogan's No. 7 is Adrian Carillo. Omak players, from left, are Jayson Harper and German Lopez.
As of Tuesday, April 19, 2016
OMAK Okanogan blanked Omak, 4-0, in a non-league soccer match Saturday at East Side Park in Omak.
“We played much better at Omak,” Okanogan coach Dean Klepec said. “We passed the ball much better and we were much more aggressive than we were against Chelan (on Thursday).”
The Bulldogs led 3-0 at the half following an unassisted goal by Konstantin Hess and two goals by Juuso Parkkali on assists from Arnulfo Mercado.
Brendan Whitaker scored in the second half on an assist from Luis Villanueva.
“The boys played hard,” Omak coach Chris Werner said. “I thought they competed for the full 80 minutes. We made a couple of mental errors that led to the goals in the first half. These are things that we can fix so they don’t worry me too much. Dean does a great job with his guys getting them ready and keeping them focused.”
Cashmere 5, Tonasket 1
Cashmere took a 5-1 non-league win over Tonasket at Cashmere on Saturday.
Liberty Bell 2, Omak 1
Liberty Bell edged Omak, 2-1, in a non-league match at Winthrop on Friday.
Brewster 1, Manson 0
Brewster edged Manson, 1-0, in a league soccer match Thursday at Brewster.
“We did not have a good game offensively and missed taking lots of shots on goals,” Brewster coach Jenner Sanon said. “Our focus is to fill this gap and play more productively.”
Jose Marin scored the winning goal at the 29th minute of the first half on a pass from Felix Nava.
“We knew that Manson will come strong,” Sanon said. “Defensively, they were organized and vocal. We were anticipating a competitive game; however, we knew if we worked hard and stayed together, the results would be in our favor.”
“Brewster scored when a shot was blocked by the Manson defense but the rebound went to a Brewster player who put it in the goal from 10 yards out,” Manson coach Phil Thomas said. “Manson played with really good pressure on the ball to hold Brewster from scoring again.”
The junior varsity game ended in a 2-all tie.
Tonasket 3, Oroville 1
Oroville showed lots of improvement since the first time it played Tonasket, but the Tigers still prevailed, this time 3-1 on Thursday at Oroville.
The last time the teams met, Tonasket won 9-0.
“Definitely wasn’t anything like the first game,” Oroville coach Tony Flores said. “I think we controlled most of the game although there were moments where they did have us back in our own side of the field. I loved my team’s performance this game. There has only been 3 games this season where I can say we did not do our best.
“I think we could have easily been up 2-0 or even 3-0 this game. We are starting to make plays and get scoring opportunities. Now we just have to capitalize and finish the plays with goals. I just want to give credit to all my players on my team that without them this team would not be improving as much as we have this year.”
Scoring was not received for either team.
Chelan 3, Okanogan 1
Chelan beat Okanogan, 3-1, in a non-league match Thursday at The Plex in Okanogan.
Arnulfo Mercado scored the Bulldogs’ goal on an assist from Juuso Parkkali.