OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets boys’ soccer team had a very good week last week with wins against Liberty Bell at home and Tonasket on the road.
On Tuesday, March 29 Oroville defeated the LB Lions 11 to two. For Oroville, Dereck Tucker had six goals and Angel Camancho had six assists to go along with his first goal as a Hornet.
“We played great the whole game and dominated from the first minute. Adding to our goals were Jesus’ two, one on a penalty kick, and a goal each from Raul and Pablo,” said Head Coach Carl Iverson.
The Hornets were able to get players a lot of playing time against Liberty Bell and many different players had chances to score, according to the coach.
“Levi was hurt so Gill played a lot of goalie position and did a good job protecting the net,” said Iverson.
On Thursday, March 31, Oroville traveled to Tonasket and avenged the 1-2 loss against the Tigers from March 24, beating them 3-2.
It was a back and forth game with Oroville scoring the first goal in the second minute and the Tigers scoring two straight to go up 2-1. Oroville scored right before the half to tie it 2-2 at the break.
“Jesus blasted the ball into the net 17 minute into the second half on a direct kick, which became the winning goal,” said Iverson. Tucker scored two more goals against Tonasket to make his total nine in his first three games with Oroville.
“Micheal Ripley and Pablo Antonio played fantastic on the defensive end and Connally Quick and Ale Alverez controlled the middle with their speed,” said Coach Iverson. “I love coaching this team because they listen and want to become better players. I feel we are becoming a good team and the players are improving every game.”