The Mount Shasta Bears and Weed Cougars played to a 2-2 tie Tuesday at Charlie Byrd Park in Weed.

That was good enough for the Bears to clinch their fifth consecutive Shasta Cascade League soccer championship.

Mount Shasta was 8-0-1 in league play after the game with just one regular season game remaining.

Weed was 4-1-2 with three games left on its schedule.

The Cougars scored first on a goal by Noel Gonzalez at 9 minutes.

Christine Holst scored Mount Shasta’s first point on a deflect from her brother John’s direct kick at 13 minutes, then Mike Kennedy made a penalty kick at 39 minutes.

Efrain Gonzalez scored the game’s final goal for Weed at 48 minutes.

Mount Shasta assistant coach Marie Kennedy said the Bears had 24 shots, and the Cougars had 13 against keeper James Palmer.

Roberto Sanchez played goalkeeper for Weed


“It was not exactly the way we hoped,”?Kennedy said of the tie.

Weed coach Melinda Garland praised her team for playing a mental game instead of an emotional one.

“I?was really proud of them,” Garland said of her players’ approach. “It pays off.”

Usmaro Sanchez was out with an ankle injury, but did play the last two minutes.

The Cougars host Etna (0-9) this Thursday, then play at Fall River (4-3) and Modoc (2-5) next Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 2 and 4.

Mount Shasta hosts Trinity Thursday.