Boys Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Nov 3, 2021
- AXE: 2
WEST SALEM HIGH SCHOOL: 1
The 3rd ranked South Eugene Axe boys soccer took their 2nd round match to the wire with a 2-1 victory over the W. Salem Titans at home Wednesday night.
South Eugene created 21 shots to the Titans 4 but it was Whit Schatz’s penalty kick with less than 2 minutes left in regulation that ensured the match didn’t go to overtime.
In the 6th minute South’s Owen Whitney punched in a goal from Schatz’s corner kick to open scoring.
West Salem cleared two more off the line before a chance throw deep into South’s penalty box the 27th minute was flicked on and poked over the goal line as it fell to the ground.
Halftime score ended 1-1.
South Eugene created 11 more second half shots as they pressed for a match-winner. But it was a stray handball in the box by a Titan defender that set the stage for Schatz’s dramatic clincher.
The Axe rises to a record of 14-2 and plays at home in the quarterfinals this Saturday v #6 West Linn.