BANKS — A short-handed Astoria team played well enough to win on the road Thursday, a 3-1 victory at Banks in a Cowapa League boys soccer game.
The Fishermen built a 2-0 halftime lead behind goals from Cole Beeson and Christian Medina-Perez, and each team had one goal in the second half, as Josh Condit scored off an assist from Beeson for Astoria’s third goal.
Astoria keeper Jake Hurd took it from there, limiting the Braves to one goal, as the Braves had nine shots on goal, five on frame.
“Jake did a good job in goal today,” said Astoria coach Lee Cain. “And Banks played hard. A credit to Banks.”
Astoria was missing four players, including three starters, out with illnesses.
The Fishermen return home for three straight games, against Scappoose, Valley Catholic and a possible first-place showdown with Seaside Oct. 10 at CMH Field.