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La Grande’s Jasmine Smith takes a shot during a 10-0 win against Baker Tuesday. The senior finished with a pair of goals during the mercy-rule shortend game.
La Grande records second consecutive mercy-rule win, blank Bulldogs
BAKER CITY — La Grande continued a pair of streaks following a 30-minute thunderstorm delay against the Baker Bulldogs Tuesday.
The Tigers (5-0) recorded their second consecutive mercy-rule win against a Greater Oregon League opponent, this time defeating Baker 10-0 by halftime.
“It would have been nice play a full game and work on some things,” La Grande head coach Sam Brown said. “On the other hand, it was cold, and it was kind of nice to get out of there a little faster.”
Sophomore goalkeeper Auslin McDaniel-Perrin also notched her fifth straight shutout. This one came a little easier than the last, with Baker failing to get a shot on goal.
“We know that it only takes one and you can lose,” Brown said. “So, it’s a nice thing to have going, but we don’t think about it too much. We’ll face some tough teams in the postseason and need to be ready for that when it gets here.
A pair of Tigers recorded hat tricks in the game. Senior Haley White and freshman Lacey Miles each found the back of the net three times in the half.
Jasmine Smith finished with a pair of goals.
The final two goals came from Alissa Welberg and Lexus Miller-Moylan.
The Tigers currently hold the No. 1 spot in the OSAA rankings, which determines playoff seeding.
La Grande will open its Greater Oregon League schedule at 2 p.m. when they host Mac-Hi Tuesday.
Tigers fall to Bulldogs
BAKER CITY— The frustration continues to mount for the La Grande boys soccer team, but with a silver lining.
The Tigers dropped a non-league game to Baker 5-3 Tuesday.
“We controlled the ball most of the first half,” La Grande co-head coach Wade Wright said. “We had more shots on goal, but we just couldn’t find a way to score.
“Baker had less shots but turned them into goals. We’ll try to regroup. At least this first round didn’t count in the league
The Tigers trailed 3-0 at the half, outscoring Baker 3-2 in the final half, but was too late.
The Tigers will host Mac-Hi at 4 p.m. Tuesday.