Bridgeport, Brewster down Oroville soccer

OROVILLE – Playing shorthanded for most of the season, the Oroville soccer team saw its campaign come to a close last week with a 16-3 loss to Bridgeport and a 19-0 defeat at Brewster.

The Hornets played Bridgeport 9-on-11 and kept the game competitive until wearing out in the second half.

“We kept it close until the second half,” said Oroville coach Mike Pitts. “We just didn’t want the game bad enough. Our urgency and desire to win were non-existent, and it was difficult for our team to keep up with Bridgeport’s fresh legs.”

Raul Rodriguez scored twice and Sebastian Lindner added a goal for the Hornets in their final home game.

Oroville’s (1-14, 1-9 Central Washington League) season came to a close with its loss at Brewster on Thursday, May 3.

“I have a lot of hope that our numbers will be better next year,” Pitts said. “We need to be able to create a competitive atmosphere in practice. I have a tough task trying to find someone to fill the offensive hole left open by the departure of Raul Rodriguez. He accounted for most of our goals this season.

“I am looking forward to next season and the challenges it brings.”

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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