LA GRANDE, OR—La Grande kept close most of the afternoon against an aggressive squad from Jerome, Idaho, despite trailing most of the afternoon and battling through playing a second match in as many days. But Jerome found the net twice in the final 15 minutes to pull away for a 3-0 win.
Head coach Sid Rangel, though, found a lot of positives to take from the weekend, which had featured a 3-0 win over Wood River, Idaho, a day earlier.
“We’re trying a lot of different things. Yesterday we played awesome soccer, and today was the case as well,” Rangel said. “We played awesome, but we tweaked some things. Formations, some rotations, trying to get a look at some different players in different roles in positions. (And) we did face two quality opponents.”