West Linn Boys Soccer team demolishes Tualatin, 5-1


Jess Reynolds

West Linn Boys Soccer team celebrates their 5-1 victory over Tualatin. They are currently 1-0-1 in the Three River League and 4-2-3 overall.

West Linn Lions Boys Soccer team (4-2-2, 1-0 Three Rivers League) beat the Tualatin Timberwolves (1-6-1, 0-1 TRL) in an overwhelming victory of 5-1.

The game started off slow, but center midfielder Ethan Baugher-Poling, senior, scored the first goal giving West Linn the lead at 1-0.

A booming kick from goalie Jack Weber, senior, assisted Alejandro Lee, junior, in the Lions second goal. However, Tualatin recovered by scoring their first and only goal, putting the score at 2-1. Later in the game, Jason Sandoval, senior, crossed the ball to Jack Moothart, junior, who tapped it in, with the Lions over Tualatin at 3-1.

Sandoval scored his first goal up close to the net, advancing the score to a comfortable 4-1 lead.

“We came and played to the best of our abilities,” Sandoval said. “We didn’t let up and we played with our best performance.”

An incredible diving save by Weber kept Tualatin to one point. The final point for West Linn came from Sandoval from outside the box, leaving the score at 5-1.

“We played great out there,” said defender Colin Squires, senior. “We had good composure and kept opportunities open.”

West Linn is now preparing to face off against Lake Oswego (4-4, 1-0 TRL) next Monday at West Linn High School at 7:30 p.m.