KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Picked to finish last in the Cascade Conference this season, the Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls scored a big win on Saturday, upsetting the Evergreen Geoducks, 3-1, in a CCC men’s soccer match in Klamath Falls, Ore.
The Geoducks (3-2-1, 1-1-0 CCC) struck first as sophomore Willie Spurr (Seattle, Wash/Roosevelt) dribbled past keeper Loren Jessen in the sixth minute and fired in his third goal of the season for the lead over the Owls (2-4-0, 1-1-0 CCC).
Oregon Tech scored the equalizer in the 56th minute on a penalty kick by Ashton Betts. The Hustlin’ Owls took the lead in the 70th minute as Betts fed in a corner kick that found the head of Colton Grytness, who guided it in for the 2-1 advantage. OIT scored one more goal in the 87th minute as Carlso Rodriguez fed in a ball to Luis Valdez, who dribbled past Evergreen keeper Mauricio Sanchez (East Wenatchee, Wash./Eastmont HS/Wenatchee Valley CC).
Evergreen held a 21-20 advantage in shots, though Oregon Tech outshot the Geoducks, 12-10, in the second half. The game was also a physical one with 24 total fouls whistled and six combined cards shown.
The Geoducks return to Olympia on Wednesday afternoon as they play host to Northwest Christian. First kick with the Beacons is set for 5 p.m. on Evergreen Pitch.