OSD v. Horizon Soccer Game

Horizon Christian's soccer team rebounded from back-to-back league losses, with a 4-0 win Wednesday in Hood River.

#The Hawks entered Wednesday's match coming off a 5-0 loss to North Clackamas Christian on Monday. Last week, Horizon lost 2-1 at home to Livingstone Adventist Academy, ranked eighth in OSAA's 3A/2A/1A standings.

#North Clackamas, riding a six-game winning streak, was too much for the Hawks to handle. Horizon was put in an even tougher situation than expected, as the Hawks were without two of their main starters, Derek Johnston and Caleb Lingel.

#"Not having those playmakers really affected our game-play," said Head Coach Andrew Stenberg.

#Johnston was out with a nagging hamstring injury he suffered in the first match of the season against Umpqua Valley Christian. Lingel gave it a try against North Clackamas, but would decide the gluteus injury he sustained against Trout Lake wasn't ready to play on.

#However, even without their two main players, Horizon kept the match close in the first half. The Hawks trailed 1-0 at the break, but with about 20 minutes left in the second half, North Clackamas would begin pouring in its remaining four goals.

#"Johnston and Lingel would've been a huge help for us against North Clackamas and hopefully both will be able to recover in the next week or so as we start playing the teams in the bottom half of our league," said Stenberg.

#Horizon snapped its two-game losing skid Wednesday at home against the Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD). The Hawks...

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