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Central Roundup: Boys Soccer Preps For Postseason

Central’s Evan Hoover and Dallas’ Josh Dudley fight for a loose ball on Oct. 18.

Central’s Evan Hoover and Dallas’ Josh Dudley fight for a loose ball on Oct. 18. Photo by Lukas Eggen.

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys soccer team defeated Dallas 3-1 on Oct. 18 before falling to Corvallis 1-0 on Thursday.

The Panthers played Woodburn Tuesday after press time.

Central entered the week in second place in the Mid-Willamette Conference. If the Panthers finish second, they will automatically advance to the first round of the state playoffs on Nov. 2.

If Central drops to third, it will host the Midwestern League’s sixth-place finisher in the play-in round scheduled on or before Saturday.

A win against Woodburn clinches the second seed. A loss and the Panthers could drop to third.

FOOTBALL DROPS GAME TO SILVERTON: Central’s football team lost to Silverton 28-25 on Friday.

Peter Mendazona threw for 256 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Peter Mason had three catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns, while Jackson Holstad had six catches for 34 yards and a touchdown. A.J. Morales carried the ball 12 times for 57 yards and a touchdown. Will Cable and Jesse Cable recorded nine tackles each to lead the defense. Marlon Tuipulotu had eight tackles and two sacks.

The Panthers (4-4 overall, 3-2 MWC) play at Corvallis to close out the regular season. Central entered the week in fourth place in the league standings.

GIRLS SOCCER FALLS: Central’s girls soccer team lost to Dallas 7-0 on Oct. 18 before falling to Corvallis 9-0 on Thursday. The Panthers (1-10-1 overall, 0-6 MWC) played Woodburn Tuesday after press time in the team’s final match of the season.

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