West Albany couldn’t stop Hood River Valley in a 6-2 loss on Saturday in a nonconference boys soccer match.
The Bulldogs played well early and tied the gamein the 21st minute when junior Bryce Richmond found the net with an assist to senior Mason Patton.
But seconds later, the Eagles regained the lead and then was unstoppable in the second half with four straight goals over a 17-minute stretch.
Senior Carson Silsby had WA’s other goal in the 72nd minute with the assist going to junior Mat Yon.
Hood River Valley (5-0) is coming off a 5A state title game appearance and returned a dozen players this season.
“They’re experienced and very talented, possess the ball very well and attacked in a number of different ways,” WA coach Matt Boase said. “We did a decent job of making sure we got numbers back.”
Sophomore goalkeeper Ethan Yoshinaga had 16 saves in the net.
“They got a hot streak and found the little openings and played a number of perfect balls in,” Boase said. “Our guys couldn’t quite get to them and they finished.”
The Bulldogs (0-4) head to Bend on Tuesday.
Hood River Valley 6, West Albany 2
WA: Bryce Richmond (Mason Patton), 21st
WA: 72nd, Carson Silsby (Mat Yon), 72nd
Note: Hood River Valley scored goals in the 8th, 21st, 46th, 49th, 59th and 63rd minutes. Names not available.
JV: Hood River 2, West Albany 0