The perfect soccer weather topped off a 3-0 victory for the Truckers varsity boys soccer team on Thursday, Sept. 15.
The cool weather put the boys in fast mode for the game Thursday night against the Gresham-Bowler Wildcats. This non-conference win is just what the Truckers needed to get back on track with their young team.
Freshman players Blake Hauser, Paul Kenfield, Devin Kestell, Jarren Vanman, Tom Miller and Chase Loose saw significant varsity playing time and contributed to the Truckers win. The Truckers picked up 11 new freshman players this year. These young players are handling the pressures of varsity play well against many bigger teams in the conference.
The first goal was scored by Austin Paisar off a place-kick assist by defender, Keaton Anderson. Paisar placed a great shot and got the game off to a fast start. The second shot was scored by Connor Gehrke in the first half of the game. This was Gehrke’s first goal in his new starting position at forward. Gehrke moved from all-conference defender player of last year, up front to allow him to use his speed and it finally paid off for the Truckers. The Truckers fans shared in the celebrations for the first of many anticipated goals by Gehrke.
The last scoring goal of the many shots taken Thursday was again from Paisar. Paisar used his ball handling skills to score the third goal in the 3-0 win by the Truckers. Keeper Connor Ford continues in each game to stop shots on goal for the Truckers.
The next varsity home game will be Parent’s Night on Sept. 27 against Ripon.