Hornet soccer has rough week

The Oroville Hornets Boys’ Soccer team had a rough week, losing three in a row to Manson, Omak and Bridgeport.

On Tuesday, April 12 the Manson Trojans shut out Oroville with a lopsided 12-0 victory.

“Most of the Manson players play soccer nine months of the year. They also start playing at a young age. It definitely showed, as they passed the ball with great precision and shot with extreme accuracy,” said Hornet Head Soccer Coach Carl Iverson.

Next up the Hornets met the Omak Pioneers on Thursday, April 14 in what turned out to be a much closer match.

“We battled hard versus Omak. They beat us 5 to 3, but it was a very hard fought game by both teams,” Iverson said.

The Pioneers out-shot Oroville 27 to 18, which proved to be the difference.

“We need to learn to shoot more,” Iverson said.

For Oroville, Raul Rodriquez played a great game and found the net two times and Angel Camacho had Oroville’s other goal.

“Jose Velasco played a fantastic game as out defensive anchor,” the coach said.

Oroville took on Bridgeport on Saturday, April 16, and lost 5-3 again.

“This was even tougher as we had to play the game with only 10 players due to injuries. We got off to a slow start when Bridgeport outscored us 2-0 in the first half,” said Iverson. “We played a much more inspired second half when we scored three goals.”

The coach says his Hornets are a young team and need to learn to start stronger in the first half.

“As the season continues I know this will happen. I am very proud of the way we fought against Omak and Bridgeport,” he said.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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