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NEWBERG HS: The Saxons suffered a tough loss Wednesday night after thoroughly outplaying the Tigers on their home pitch. We out shot them 17-5; we had 8 SOG compared to their 3 SOG; their keeper made 8 saves compared to 2 for Stuart. Unfortunately the stat that counts was 0-1. We played well in the first half but could not create a clear cut chance. It was nil-nil at the half. Their break came three minutes into the second half when we misplayed a ball in our box and their striker pounced on it and scored from close range. We pressed, but again couldn’t create clear cut chances. Then in the 65th minute, Alexis was brought down in the box and a PK was awarded. Unfortunately their extremely tall keeper made a nice save to deny the Saxons. It was a good game for us, – we played well – a definite step forward. We were literally two plays – a defensive mistake and a missed PK – away from a one-nil win. Such is the fickleness of soccer.
Man of the match (MOM) honors go to Alexis and Braque for solid play in the midfield. Honorable mention goes to Fernando.