Siuslaw junior midfielder Jaxson Jensen scored with two minutes to play to lift the Vikings soccer team to a season-opening, 2-1 victory Friday at Waldport.
Siuslaw next plays at Elmira at 5 p.m. Thursday.
"Jaxson shot the ball and then leaped over the goalkeeper to avoid a collision," Vikings coach Londi Tomaro said.
All scoring came in the second half, the Vikings taking the lead only to see Waldport tie the game with four minutes to play in the game.
"While no goals were scored in the first half, we controlled the game," Tomaro said. "Waldport didn't get any shots on goal, and we dominated the half."
Siuslaw also had stellar goalie play from Sonny Stillwell-Coverdale.
"Sonny made a couple of incredible saves to keep us in the game as well," Tomaro said.
"Every person on the team stepped up, made plays, defended," she said, "and played a great game."
Siuslaw's program is starting its second season and the coed team competes as a boys junior varsity.
2019 SIUSLAW JV BOYS SOCCER ROSTER
Lucian Murphy, defender
Yoskar Delamora, forward/midfielder
Noel Hernandez, midfielder/defender
Alexander Goss, defender
Dezmond Anderson, defender
*Kassandra Dietrich, defender
Maisie Jones, midfielder/defender
*Jason Garcia, midfielder/goalkeeper
*Jerrel Brumley, defender/goalkeeper (co-captain)
*Imanol Pelayo, midfielder/defender
Jaime Morales Martin-Mora, midfielder
Morgan Delle, midfielder/forward (co-captain)
Kayden Lane, midfielder/goalkeeper
*Sonny Stillwell-Coverdale, defender/goalkeeper
*Jaxson Jensen, midfielder
*Ramiro Ramirez, forward
Katlynn Tipton, midfielder
*Matthew Hubbard, forward
2019 SIUSLAW SOCCER SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept. 6 — Siuslaw 2, at Waldport 1
Thursday, Sept. 12 — at Elmira, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26 — at Marist Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 — at Cottage Grove, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3 — at Marshfield, TBD
Tuesday, Oct. 8 — at Junction City, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12 — Waldport, 10 a.m., Miller Park
Siuslaw drops hard-fought Sky-Em League opener at defending league champion Cottage Grove, 3-2.
Siuslaw entertains Newport in home opener at 7 p.m. Friday at Hans Petersen Memorial Field.
Siuslaw heads to Cottage Grove to take on the defending Sky-Em champion Lady Lions.
Vikings coach goes 1-on-1 with his players, turning around a game and perhaps a season.