WILSONVILLE — Corvallis High boys soccer coach John Callahan described Wednesday’s OSAA 5A round-of-16 playoff game against Wilsonville as the Spartans’ best of the season.
Still, that wasn’t enough for the season to continue for the Spartans.
Wilsonville (14-0-1) handed Corvallis a 3-1 loss to advance to the quarterfinals.
Callahan said the Spartans (5-5-4) played physical and marked well defensively.
“The kids gave it their all,” he said. “They were tired and beat up when we were done and that tells me we put the effort in.”
Garrett Bonnell put Wilsonville up 1-0 in the first minute, then gave the Wildcats a 2-0 lead in the 36th minute.
Wilsonville had a penalty kick early in the second half, but CHS keeper Leo Monrroy laid out and made the save.
That sparked the Spartans, who got a goal from Jacob Miller off an assist from Zbyszek Sikora in the 45th minute to make it 2-1.
But the Wildcats used a goal by Pieter Top in the 65th to regain a two-goal advantage.
“We had our chances for sure,” Callahan said. “We missed some shots. (But) I’m happy with the progression over the year. It sucks to lose but I thought we got better and played well.
“It was a fun season.”
Wilsonville 3, Corvallis 1
W: Garrett Bonnell, 1:00
W: Bonnell (Rene Hernandez), 36:00
CHS: Jacob Miller (Zbyszek Sikora), 45:00
W: Pieter Top, 65:00