Philomath, Woodburn play to 1-1 tie in girls soccer showdown

In a showdown between two elite 4A girls soccer programs on Tuesday night, Philomath and Woodburn played to a 1-1 tie on the Bulldogs’ home field. The game represented not only a key matchup in the Oregon West Conference title race but also factors into the statewide rankings.

Woodburn (2-0-2 overall, 2-0-1 Oregon West) got on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 31st minute, a shot out of traffic that found its way into the left side of the net.

Philomath (3-1-1, 2-0-1) responded a little more than five minutes later with a goal in the 36th minute. On the play, senior K Bacho on a free kick got the ball in the middle to sophomore Bailey Bell, who finished with a shot past the keeper.

Coach Mat Phelps said Philomath had a “really great game from Hailie (Couture) in goal and the whole team defense.”

The two teams played back and forth in the second half with no more goals scored. Philomath senior co-captain Reese Grube, one of the team’s key defensive players, missed the second half after going down with an ankle injury with 11 seconds left in the first half.

The Warriors now take the rest of the week off in terms of game competition and will return to the pitch this coming Monday with a trip to Sisters.


Philomath 1, Woodburn 1
Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Woodburn HS

TEAMS (RECORDS)1H2HFINAL
Philomath (3-1-1, 2-0-1)101
Woodburn (2-0-2, 2-0-1)101
SCORING SUMMARY
First Half: 1, Woodburn, 31st minute; 2, Philomath, Bailey Bell (K Bacho), 36th minute.

Conference Standings
(As of Sept. 21)

Oregon WestConfPct.AllPct.PFPA
Sisters
Woodburn
Philomath
Stayton
Newport
Sweet Home
Cascade
1-0
2-0-1
2-0-1
2-1
0-2
0-2
0-2
1.000
.833
.833
.667
.000
.000
.000
2-1
2-0-2
3-1-1
2-3
2-2
1-3
0-3
.667
.750
.700
.400
.500
.250
.000
13
17
16
5
7
2
2
5
3
4
15
8
19
13

Tuesday, Sept. 21
Philomath 1, Woodburn 1
Stayton 3, Cascade 0
Sweet Home at Sisters, late
Thursday, Sept. 23
Woodburn at Cascade, 4:30 p.m.
Stayton at Sweet Home, 6 p.m.
Sisters at Newport, 6 p.m.


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