Siuslaw junior Jaxson Jensen scored three minutes into the match Tuesday and the Vikings defense made it hold up for a 1-0 soccer win at Cottage Grove.
It was the first shutout in the history of Siuslaw soccer, which includes five matches in the inaugural 2018 season and four this year.
It also was the fourth consecutive one-goal win for the 4-0 Vikings, who Tuesday march on to Coos Bay to play the Marshfield boys junior varsity.
"The kids are pretty excited about their record, but they know they have half of their games left to play," Siuslaw coach Londi Tomaro said.
Vikings goalkeepers recorded five saves, while the Siuslaw offense produced 24 shots, including 14 in a scoreless second half.
Midfielders Jensen and sophomore Jason Garcia had seven shots each, Jensen six in the second half and Garcia five.
Siuslaw took four corner kicks, two in each half, Jensen taking three and Garcia one. Garcia also had a free kick in the first half.
"This was a less physical game than the one against Marist," Tomaro said.
After Marshfield, the Vikings have games at Junction City next Tuesday and a season-closer at Newport on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Between those games, Siuslaw will have its lone home match, hosting Waldport at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Miller Park.
NEXT YEAR — A VARSITY TEAM
The Siuslaw Vikings will field a varsity-level team as early as next year, athletic director Chris Johnson announced.
"We can't continue to play our best kids against other school's JV teams," Johnson said. "So the plan is to play a varsity boys schedule and the roster will include both boys and girls."
The Vikings have been a junior varsity boys team for its first two seasons, with the roster including interested girls. The original plan was to have a varsity boys team and a varsity girls team within five years of launching the program last fall.
Siuslaw is now 4-4-1 in nine matches over two seasons. ...
2019 SIUSLAW SOCCER SCHEDULE
Siuslaw record: 4-0-0
Friday, Sept. 6 — Siuslaw 2, at Waldport 1 (Jaxson Jensen 2 goals)
Thursday, Sept. 12 — Siuslaw 4, at Elmira 3 (Yoskar Delamora 3 goals, Morgan Delle penalty kick for goal)
Thursday, Sept. 26 — Siuslaw 2, at Marist Catholic 1 (Jaxson Jensen 1 goal, Marist own goal)
Tuesday, Oct. 1 — Siuslaw 1, at Cottage Grove 0 (Jaxson Jensen 1 goal)
Thursday, Oct. 3 — at Marshfield, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 — at Junction City, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12 — Waldport, 10 a.m., Miller Park
Tuesday, Oct. 15 — at Newport/Eddyville Charter, 4 p.m.
2018 SIUSLAW SOCCER RESULTS
Siuslaw record: 0-4-1
Wednesday, Sept. 19 — Siuslaw 1, at Sutherlin 1, tie (Zoe Leech on penalty kick for goal)
Friday, Sept. 30 — at Waldport 2, Siuslaw 1 (Siuslaw goal unknown)
Monday, Oct. 1 — at North Bend 5, Siuslaw 0 (no goals)
Wednesday, Oct. 10 — Taft 2, Siuslaw 0, at Lincoln City (no goals)
Thursday, Oct. 11 — at Waldport 3, Siuslaw 1 (Matt Hubbard goal)
2019 SIUSLAW JV BOYS SOCCER ROSTER
1 Matthew Hubbard, senior, forward
2 Katlynn Tipton, senior, midfielder
3 Morgan Delle, sophomore, midfielder/forward (co-captain)
4 Kassandra Dietrich, sophomore, defender
5 Alexander Goss, freshman, defender
6 Maisie Jones, sophomore, midfielder/defender
7 Yoskar Delamora, freshman, forward/midfielder
8 Jason Garcia, sophomore, midfielder/goalkeeper
9 Kayden Lane, sophomore, midfielder/goalkeeper
10 Jaxson Jensen, junior, midfielder
11 Sonny Stillwell-Coverdale, junior, defender/goalkeeper
12 Ramiro Ramirez, senior, forward
13 Noel Hernandez, freshman, midfielder/defender
14 Jaime Morales Martin-Mora, sophomore, midfielder
15 Imanol Pelayo, sophomore, midfielder/defender
16 Lucian Murphy, freshman, defender
17 Dezmond Anderson, freshman, defender
18 Jerrel Brumley, sophomore, defender/goalkeeper (co-captain)
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