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Prep Soccer Roundup: Tallon Scores Hat Trick During Victory

DALLAS — Stefani Tallon willed the Dallas girls soccer team to a 3-2 victory over David Douglas on Sept. 8. Tallon recorded a hat trick as the Dragons held on for the victory.

“It was great to come out strong in our first home game,” Dallas coach Kirk Myrold said. “… Stefani was able to put away a few goals and our defense held up against David Douglas’ attack in the second half.”

The Dragons dropped a 3-1 decision to McNary on Thursday. Olivia Dalke scored Dallas’ lone goal.

“Our downfall this game was, in part, due to our lack of match fitness, an inability to efficiently communicate on the field, and McNary beating us to the 50/50 balls,” Myrold said. Dallas hosts Liberty Thursday at 4 p.m.

CENTRAL GIRLS FALL TO MADISON: Playing its first match since its 11-1 loss on Aug. 27, Central’s girls soccer squad lost to Madison 2-1 on Thursday. Ana Becerra scored the Panthers’ lone goal 20 minutes into the match, while goalkeeper Lupita Campos made 13 saves. “Even though we lost, we played a very good game,” Panthers coach Joe Orozco said. “We created plenty of chances, but we just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. Overall, the girls did a good job.”

PANTHER BOYS FALL TO 0-3-1: Central boys dropped a pair of matches, losing to McNary 2-1 on Sept. 8 and Roosevelt 2-0 on Thursday. “I feel that we have made improvements as far as playing as a team and moving the ball around the field,” Panthers coach Carlos Esquivel said. “That was something that we struggled with the first couple games of the season. We have played tough opponents thus far which has helped us. We will continue to work hard and make adjustments as the season moves on.” Central plays at West Albany on Friday, at Aloha on Monday and at Newberg on Tuesday.

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