SPSCC Clipper men’s soccer suffered a 2-1 loss to the Southwestern Oregon Lakers in a tough defensive battle Wednesday, Oct. 9.
43 minutes into the game, Brian Villegas from the Lakers scored on a penalty kick, putting the Lakers up one to zero.
The Clippers bounced back after the half at the 64th minute with defensive player Devon Dieckman weaving in and out of the Lakers to tie the game one to one; Dieckman’s first goal of the year.
Unfortunately for the Clippers, the Lakers scored off a header from forward Jossue Molina in the 76th minute from an assist by forward Luis Hernandez.
It was a tough loss for the team, but it has a chance to bounce back this Sunday, Oct. 13, with a game against Walla Walla University, a team the Clippers played earlier this year and defeated two to one.
“Communication is key. In order to bounce back from this, we need to come together as a team and know our strengths and weaknesses. We need to eliminate the little mistakes,” said Oscar Alvarez, Clipper midfielder.
So far this season, the team’s record stands at 4-6 with some key games still to come. With a total of six games left in the season and some tough opponents, the team looks to improve its record and make it to the playoffs, which start Nov. 6.
The Clippers will go against Chemeketa Community College at 4 p.m., Oct. 23 for the next home game.