Gulls soccer faced tough defensive opponents this week, and both the boys and girls teams had to settle for a tie.
The girls managed to even up their only game of the week, a 1-1 match against Yamhill-Carlton, after a scoreless first half. Yamhill-Carlton's Tera Prosser kicked the ball to the net for the game's first goal 18 minutes into the second half. The Gulls were able to match the point with a difficult shot off the left side from Marla Olstedt. The assist went to April Cockcroft, who played her first varsity game of the year after being out since August with an injury.
The girls, missing four starters and their leading scorer due to injuries, had to keep Olstedt and their back four in the game for the full 80 minutes.
Even so, it was a positive start for the first league game of the season.
The boys had a similar story for their own game against Tillamook. After a 0-0 score at halftime, Leo Luna brought in a goal off an assist from Henry Broderick early in the second half to take the lead.
The Mooks' Miguel Lozano was able to tie up the game with 15 minutes left to play.
The boys fared better during Monday night's game against Yamhill-Carlton, gaining a 1-0 win in league play. Henry Broderick brought in the goal off a dead center kick.
They are now 4-3-1 overall and 1-0-1 in league play.
The boys will begin a four-game road trip beginning at Scappoose on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The girls will also face Scappoose on rival turf this Monday at 6 p.m.