By Kady Porterfield
The Tulelake Honkers hosted the Mt. Shasta Bears for a rain soaked match on Thursday that, in effect, served as the Shasta Cascade League championship. Both teams were very physical and played with high intensity for what was at stake—complete with yellow and red cards. The first half was a battle, ending in a 2-2 tie. However, the Bears shutout the Honkers in the second half to take the title 4-2.
Ryan Hering put Mt. Shasta up 1-0 less than a minute into the match, with a one-timer off a cross by Jarrod Althaus-Cressman.
At the 13-minute mark, Althaus-Cressman scored another goal for the Bears, making it 2-0.
Tulelake made a change at goalkeeper. Within five minutes of entering the match, new keeper Ernesto Chavolla stopped four attempts by Mt. Shasta.
The Honkers came very close to their first goal of the match off a direct free kick, but it just missed over the crossbar. With 13 minutes remaining in the half, Hector Martinez scored for Tulelake to narrow the margin to one goal, 2-1.
Less than a minute later, Honker Fortino Lujano scored, tying the match 2-2. (more…)Share on Facebook