The Philomath High School boys soccer team remained unbeaten Tuesday night with an 8-0 road victory over Sweet Home.
Senior Seth Arthurs scored three goals and had two assists in the game, which ended on the eight-goal mercy rule in the 70th minute on an Arthurs goal. Senior Mateo Candanoza finished with two goals and three assists. Senior Chase Ringwald also netted a pair of goals.
Philomath (6-0-1 overall, 3-0-1 Oregon West) scored four goals in each half. Candanoza started the scoring barrage with the game’s first goal in the fourth minute with an assist to Arthurs. Arthurs followed with back-to-back goals — the first unassisted and the second on an assist to Candanoza. The Warriors went up 4-0 just before halftime on Ringwald’s first goal, an assist going to junior Lukas Dunn on that shot.
Philomath went up 5-0 on Candanoza’s second goal with an assist to Arthurs. Ringwald followed with his second goal with an assist to senior Nixon Mooney. Senior Teddy Benbow, who moved out of his goalkeeper spot to join the offense, scored the team’s seventh goal with an assist to Candanoza. The final goal by Arthurs came with an assist to Candanoza.
Benbow and freshman Jake McGaughy combined in goal for the shutout.
Sweet Home falls to 3-5 overall, 0-4 in league play.
The Warriors are scheduled to play at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at home against Stayton.