2A Boys Soccer: Mark Morris can’t find weekend win at Washougal | Sports


The Daily News Sports Team

WASHOUGAL — Mark Morris’ boys soccer team found themselves empty-handed on Saturday in their quest for the first win of the season, losing 2-0 to Washougal in Greater St. Helens’ League 2A game.

But that doesn’t mean it was all bad news in the final report.

“We’ve put together some of our best defensive plays of the year so far,” said Mark Morris coach Chris Toms.

While struggling to get great pressure on offense, the Monarchs defense held the home side in check for the first 35 minutes until a corner kick set up the Panthers’ first score.

“The ball bounced around the box and Washougal managed to put it in,” Toms said.

With the 1-0 scoreline held steady for the first 25 minutes of the second half, the Monarchs attempted to put additional pressure on Washougal by reconfiguring their offense in hopes of tying the game. Unfortunately for visitors, that plan failed.

“With 15 minutes to go we took a player out of our defense and pushed forward trying to equalise,” Toms explained. “The Panthers finished a cross shortly after to score their second goal.”

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Toms came away impressed with the performance of his defense overall and identified Trey Varney, Edgar Gonzalez and Ryan Robertson as standout players in the contest.

Mark Morris (0-4) is expected to host Fort Vancouver on Tuesday.


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