TIGER GIRLS EARN 9TH STRAIGHT DISTRICT 7 SOCCER VICTORY
THE DALLES The La Grande girls had to work hard for their ninth straight District 7 soccer win against The Dalles Saturday.
The Tigers defeated The Dalles 2-0. La Grande has yet to give up a goal in league play.
In the first half, the Tigers were struggling with their passing and adjusting to the hard field, according to coach Alex Steenstra.
The halftime score was 0-0.
That changed in a hurry in the second half when Nicole Lewis scored off a 40-yard direct free kick which landed in the right-hand corner.
"It was a powerful shot ... the keeper had no chance," Steenstra said.
He said Lewis' goal took the pressure off the Tigers.
Ten minutes after Lewis scored, Alexis Baum hit a shot which landed in the lower right hand corner.
Steenstra said The Dalles had one shot.
Amber Rasmussen earned the shutout in goal.
The Tigers close the regular season on the road in Milton-Freewater against McLoughlin Tuesday. Steenstra said if the Tigers win this game, the seniors will walk away winning all of their league games in their high school careers. He added that they would like another league shut out.