Jesuit moves to semis with 2-1 victory

A pair of first-half goals boosts the Crusaders past Central Catholic
Nov. 10, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
Jesuit senior Shane Richards, left, dribbles past Central Catholic's Nick McAllister Saturday at Jesuit.
Photo by Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

The Jesuit combination of offense and defense worked to perfection again Saturday, and the Crusaders beat arch-rival Central Catholic 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the OSAA Class 6A boys soccer playoffs at Cronin Field.

Juniors Tyler Street and Christo Michaelson scored in the first half and Jesuit improved to 15-1-1 with its 10th shutout of the season.

The win was the fifth shutout in the past six games, in which the Crusaders have outscored opponents 25-1.

Central Catholic had produced six consecutive shutouts entering the game, but failed to score for only the third time this season and finished at 12-1-3.

Jesuit will head to the semifinals Tuesday looking to advance to the championship match for the 16th time, and second time in three years after winning in 2010. The Crusaders lead all boys programs with 12 titles.