Dallas defender Katie Senger kicks a ball up field.
Photo by Lukas Eggen.
DALLAS — Dallas High’s girls soccer team ended its nonconference season on a high note, defeating Class 6A Reynolds 4-1 on Monday.
The Dragons defeated Century 1-0 on Sept. 23, but were shut out 3-0 at Beaverton on Thursday. Dallas responded as Olivia Dalke scored three goals while Olivia Nelson also scored for the Dragons.
“We set a challenge of getting to the ball first and we’ve been working on that,” Dallas coach Cherish Henrickson said. “They did a good job stepping up there. We worked on trying to get the ball down the field, and I felt our passing was improving throughout the game.”
Perhaps the squad’s biggest strength isn’t an individual player, but the team as a whole.
“The leadership from everyone, from our seniors to our first-year varsity players, is just phenomenal,” Henrickson said.
Dallas has little time to enjoy its victory. The Dragons host Central Wednesday (today) at 4 p.m. before playing at Woodburn on Tuesday. But the team appears to be ready to excel.
“I think we’re in a good spot to push forward as a team and work together,” Henrickson said. “I’m looking forward to this and we are very excited.”
PIONEERS DEFEAT TAFT: Western Mennonite/Perrydale’s girls soccer team defeated Taft 5-0 on Monday. No details were provided. The Pioneers improved to 7-2 overall. Western Mennonite/Perrydale travels to Blanchet Catholic on Thursday and hosts Amity on Monday. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
DALLAS BOYS FALL TO 0-6: Dallas boys soccer team lost to Barlow 5-0 on Thursday and Reynolds 5-0 on Monday. No details were provided. The Dragons (0-6) play at Central Wednesday (today) at 6:30 p.m. and host Woodburn on Tuesday at 4 p.m.