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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Jin scores first goal but visiting Tigers fall to Blanchet Catholic

(File photo by Lon French)

Taft’s junior midfielder Veronica Jin scored her first high school goal Monday off a pass from Senior Autumn Ellis in a 1-4 league loss at 16th ranked Blanchet Catholic.

Blanchet Catholic scored three of four goals on routine corner kicks, Coach Joey Arce-Torres said, prompting him to focus the next practice on defending against them.

Arce-Torres said sophomore Jaelyn Olmeda, who normally plays striker and wing, will anchor the defense going forward as she effectively stopped any further scoring after Blanchet Catholic’s fourth goal.

“Claira [Tolan] had her strongest performance year to date and appears to be finding her stride,” Arce-Torres said. “She anticipated passes and was able to drive the ball deep when needed. She played with tenacity and confidence — exactly what I’m needing right now.”

Arce-Torres said he would be showing a different lineup for Thursday’s home game against Yamhill-Carlton.

“One that will represent the passion of our program, not those who have more experience.”

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