Mount Shasta High School’s 2011 soccer season came to an end with a 2-0 End of Season Tournament semifinal round loss at Tulelake Thursday.
“It was a great season with our U-Prep tourney win and 6th SCL Championship,” assistant coach Marie Kennedy wrote in an emailed game report.
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Seeded No. 3 in the eight-team three-league tournament, Mount Shasta defeated No. 6 Trinity in a first round home game, 3-0, on Tuesday at Shastice Park.
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Evergreen League champion Tulelake, the tournament’s No. 2 seed, advanced to the semifinals with a 5-1 win over No. 7 Weed.
The host Honkers scored quickly against the Bears to take a 1-0 lead 3 minutes into Thursday’s game. They scored again at 52 minutes on a one-on-one fast break.
It was a game of few shots on goal: Tulelake had 9, Mount Shasta 8. Bears' keeper Matt Higer had 6 saves, Tulelake 4.
“I felt like we had more teamwork, they had individual skill and a dump and run game,” said Kennedy.
In the first-round win over Trinity, Matheus Lopes scored 2 goals for the Bears. Nils Allmang scored a goal and had an assist. Mariah Althaus-Cressman had an assist. The Bears had 26 shots on goal; Keeper Higer had 2 saves.
Mount Shasta finished the season 14-3-1 overall.
Tulelake (13-4-0) advances to Saturday’s tournament championship game to face Feather River League champion Quincy (18-5-2), the No. 1 seed. In three previous meetings this year, Tulelake defeated Quincy, 1-0, then lost twice by scores of 3-0 and 2-1.