Nov. 8, 2014 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
HILLSBORO - Central Catholic closed out a stirring playoff run with a 3-0 win over neighboring Grant in the final of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Nick Evans, Eliazar Gutierrez and Gabe Parish put shots home for the Rams, won finished at 17-1-1, with their lone loss to a private school in California. The team gave up just 11 goals all season - only one of them in the playoffs.
Hood River Valley completed a perfect season with a 2-0 victory over Woodburn in the final - the third straight year the teams had met in the semis or title match. Gio Magana and Alex Gutierrez scored for the Eagles, who won despite being outshot 15-11 by the Bulldogs.
North Marion earned the school's first soccer title with a 2-0 win over neighboring Stayton, which also was making its first appearance in a title match. Kris Huapeo and Aaron Caballero scored for the Huskies, who gave up just 10 goals all season - 2 in a 3-2 loss at Stayton during Oregon West Conference play.
Oregon Episcopal fired off 26 shots, including 11 on goal and took the title with a 2-0 victory over Portland Adventist. Johnathon Dugoni and Ian Brock each scored to lead the Aardvarks to their second-straight title, and sixth overall.
A 3-0 win over Grant puts the Rams back on top of the state
Nov. 15, 2014 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
HILLSORO - Central Catholic's defense carried it to the Class 6A boys soccer state title Saturday by anchoring a 3-0 win over Grant at Hillsboro Stadium.
The Rams got goals by Nick Evans, Eliezar Gutierrez and Gabe Parrish, and recorded their 13th shutout of the season - including all five playoff games.
"Grant gave us a great game, but we stayed together and pulled through," Central Catholic coach Jimmy Weber said. "It's been a while since we've won state, so this is great for our program."
The Rams, who lost to Jesuit in the final last year, finished the season 17-1-1.
The title is the second of the fall for Central Catholic, adding to the boys cross country title. Last week, the volleyball team lost in the final. The football team is ranked No. 1.
"We're having a great fall, yes," Weber said.
Grant finished with an 11-10 edge in shots, but couldn't get one past Rams goalkeeper Jacob Flaherty, who had five saves. The Generals, who were in the final for the fourth time in eight years, finished at 14-3-2 overall.