The Philomath High School boys soccer team remained unbeaten on Thursday but the Warriors had to settle for a 2-2 tie at North Marion.
Senior Brody Bushnell scored the game-tying goal with just under 8 minutes remaining. On the play, a deep throw-in by the Warriors senior Ben Hernandez bounced off the back of a North Marion player toward Bushnell, who hit a screamer into the net far post.
“We were outplayed for 10 when we conceded but after we were on top most of the rest of the way,” Philomath High coach Dave Ellis said. “Missed opportunities prevented us from completely overturning the score.”
North Marion went up 1-0 with an early goal and the score remained that way deep into the first half. In the 38th minute, the Warriors got on the scoreboard on a Nixon Mooney shot off his left foot at a sharp angle, the assist going to Seth Arthurs.
The Huskies (2-2-3 overall, 1-1-1 Oregon West) regained the lead in the 58th minute after a throw-in popped out to a North Marion player, who volleyed near-post high for the 2-1 lead.
Philomath (5-0-1, 2-0-1) will play Tuesday at Sweet Home with the start time scheduled for 6 p.m.