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RECAP: Women’s soccer upset in quarterfinal after penalty kicks

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Mr. Fennah talks to the team at half time about adjustments against West Linn. The Crusaders lost the game in penalty kicks.

The West Linn Lions held off the number one ranked Jesuit Crusaders this past Saturday at Cronin field in the quarter finals winning the game in penalty kicks.

The Jesuit Women’s soccer team had high hopes of winning back to back state championships but fell short to a hungry West Linn Lions team who parked the bus in their defensive half with 5 defenders once the vision of going to overtime occurred to them.

Lions junior keeper and Northwestern commit Nyamma Nelson had several astonishing saves that kept the Lions team breathing and the score 0-0.

Jesuit possessed the ball nearly the whole game and ultimately dominated the midfield but were unable to finish their chances in the final third of the field which led to a nerve-racking overtime.

Again, the Crusaders dominated the ball in both halves of overtime and were able to win several corner kicks but were still unable to finish their chances at the net against the strong Lions defense. The Lions had no opportunities in overtime as they decided to play extremely defensive in order to force the game into penalty kicks.

During penalty kicks, the Jesuit Crusaders missed three out of their four taken with two saves from Nyamma Nelson. On the other hand, the Lions were able to convert three of their four attempts leading to a much unexpected upset against the defending state champions.

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Caden Hoppes, Staff Writer
Caden Hoppes is a junior at Jesuit High School and entering his first year of media class. He is most interested in writing about the athletics held at Jesuit as well as doing the photography and marketing that come along with that. Hoppes is also excited to be a part of the JCTV productions and try new things in that realm such as commentary and production. Other than being part of the teams that bring Jesuit to life through the media, Caden plays varsity soccer for the Crusaders as a striker. As far as sports go, he also plays for FC Portland's Navy team as well as club basketball for Deny. Outside of School and sports, Hoppes is constantly active. Whether he is dirt biking on the Tillamook trials, snowboarding down the slopes of Mt. Whistler or surfing the wakes in Devils Lake Caden is always trying something new and adventurous. While stuck at home, you can usually find him playing video games with his little brother or watching a show with his kitten in his lap. Hoppes is eager to figure out what he wants to do in the future but wants to try every avenue before choosing one over the other.