With a little bit of luck and a ton of grit, the Union Titans put themselves right back into the 4A Greater St. Helens League boys soccer race with a 1-0 victory over Camas on Thursday at Doc Harris Stadium.
Alejandro Andrade’s free kick in the 27th minute slipped through traffic in front of the goal for the match’s lone goal. From there, the Titans’ defense and goalkeeper Rory McDonald made it hold up.
“We only have three completely healthy players,” Union coach Jason Moore said. “That’s why they were so happy. It wasn’t anything toward against Camas. It’s just we’re just so beat up. The fact that we were able to piece it together and play hard for each other, that was our whole anthem tonight. … I use the analogy of duct tape. ‘We’ll just duct tape it together guys and here we go.’ “
The Titans were playing without four key contributors, including playmaker Hakim Nazim, who is out with a sprained knee. Union also opened league play last week with 2-1 loss to Skyview.
“The big thing is we didn’t want to go 0-2 in league,” Moore said. “They knew they were going to have to work for it.”
Stars of the day
- Jack Santic, Skyview baseball, went 2 for 3 in a 13-3 win over Mountain View. He had a two-run double that keyed a seven-run second inning.
- Rylee Rehbein, Battle Ground softball, struck out 13 and allowed no hits and one walk in a 14-0 win over Heritage. Also went 3 for 4 at the plate.
- Nae Stalcup, Evergreen softball, went 4 for 5 with five runs scored, four RBI and a home run in a 17-7 win over Mark Morris.
- Madeline Smith, Ridgefield softball, went 2 for 2 with five RBI, including a three-run double, in a 16-4 win over Mountain View.
- Gigi Redman and Katy Kutch, Seton Catholic softball, each pitched two-hit shutouts as the Cougars swept a doubleheader at Stevenson, 10-0 and 17-0.
- Dylan Osborne, Union baseball, went 3 for 4 with four runs scored, two RBI and a triple in a 10-0 win over Heritage.
- Alex Harris, Columbia River boys soccer, had a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over Skyview.
- Ryan Tyler, King’s Way Christian boys soccer, scored two goals in a match against Seton Catholic that ended tied 2-2. Seton won a PK shootout 4-2.
- Eli Warne, Mountain View boys soccer, scored both Thunder goals in a 2-1 win over Prairie.
- Jace Wilson, Ridgefield boys soccer, made two saves in a penalty kick shootout as the Spudders beat Fort Vancouver after a scoreless regulation and overtime.