Nov. 11, 2016 Salem, OR – Round one of the 3A/2A/1A girl’s soccer had the Blanchet Catholic Cavaliers facing the Santiam Christian Eagles in a game played at the Salem Academy Stadium.  Blanchet entered the game with an impressive 13-2 overall record.  Their only losses were non-league games at the start of the season against Cascade Christian and Catlin Gabel.

Santiam entered the game with an overall record of 8-7.  So, they would have to play a great game in order to defeat the Cavaliers.

Both teams played well but Blanchet was quicker to the ball and their field spacing was better.  The Eagles’ keeper did a very good job defending the goal but was unable to stop two balls from finding the back of the net.  The Cavaliers’ keeper had a pretty quiet night.  There were a limited number of shots on goal due to the relentless pushing on the other end.

Blanchet picked up the 2-0 win over the Eagles and advance to the second round of the playoffs.  They will now play the Creswell Bulldogs Saturday, November, 5 at Creswell (Creswell Middle School 655 West Oregon Ave).  Game time is set for 2pm.

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