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A blast on goal from a Umatilla forward makes its way past Irrigon defenders and sends the Knights goalie flying in an attempt to block the shot.

Umatilla defeats Irrigon at 11th street pitch

Umatilla's ball control and team work in Irrigon's zone leads to a strong win for the Vikings

Posted Friday October 3, 2008

UMATILLA - The Umatilla Vikings hosted the Irrigon Knights in a soccer match at the new soccer field on 11th near the Marina on Thursday. Umatilla won 6-0.

Umatilla scored the first goal at about the fouth minute of the first half. The second goal for the Vikings came in about the 11th minute of first with a shot from the left side of the goal by number 8. The third Viking goal came about 15 minutes into the match off a corner kick. The final Viking goal of the half was off a header in about the 37th minute. Umatilla took a 4-0 lead into halftime.

The goals were fewer in the second half as Irrigon's defense began to work and they took the ball into the Umatilla zone more often. Umatilla scored a goal at about the ten minute mark of the second half to take a 5-0 lead. Umatilla increased pressure late in the match and was able to score the final goal in the 35 minute of the second half to take a 6-0 win.

LEFT - A Umatilla player, in orange, celebrates a goal in the eleventh minute of play on Thursday. RIGHT - Umatilla put constant pressure on the Irrigon goalie throughout the match.

LEFT - A Umatilla player steals the ball from an Irrigon player. RIGHT - A Umatilla player heads the ball.

LEFT - An Irrigon player uses his body to shield the goal from a Umatilla forward. RIGHT - A Umatilla player threads a shot between Irrigon defenders.

LEFT - A Umatilla player lets fly with a shot from the left side of the Irrigon zone. RIGHT - An Irrigon player leaps in an attempt to block a Umatilla shot.

LEFT - An Irrigon player heads the ball away from a Umatilla player. RIGHT - Irrigon attempts a shot on the Umatilla goal.

LEFT - A Umatilla player takes a shot. RIGHT - A Umatilla goal rolls in past the Irrigon's stretched out goalie.

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Posted September 3, 2008
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