CALDWELL, Idaho – After conceding an early goal, the Evergreen Geoducks couldn’t mount a comeback, falling to the College of Idaho Yotes, 2-1, in a Cascade Conference men’s soccer match on Saturday afternoon at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell, Idaho.
The Yotes (2-8-0, 2-4-0 CCC) got on the board in just the seventh minute as Yan Gioseffi sent a free kick into the box and Jorge Brambila took control of the ball, firing it in from the top of the six-yard box for the 1-0 lead.
College of Idaho made it 2-0 in the 64th minute as Gioseffi again took advantage of a free kick, firing it into the right corner from just outside the box as the Geoducks (4-4-2, 2-3-1 CCC) found themselves down by two goals.
Evergreen finished the match on a high note as Willie Spurr (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt HS) sent in a long ball to Sebastian Lyons (Port Townsend, Wash./Port Townsend HS/Skagit Valley CC), who beat two defenders before putting it in for his first goal of the season.
The Geoducks held a slight advantage in shots, 14-13, but the Yotes held a 9-3 advantage in the second half. Mauricio Sanchez (East Wenatchee, Wash./Eastmont HS/Wenatchee Valley CC) made a pair of saves before being shown a red card in the 71st minute following a tackle. Mitch Treend (Vancouver, Wash./Prairie HS) came in for the final 20 minutes, making one save.
Evergreen now has a week to rest their legs before their next match. The Geoducks play host to in-state rival Northwest on Saturday afternoon. First kick with the Eagles is set for 1 p.m. on Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.