Bend blanks Ridgeview for third straight home shutout

Bend High, ranked No. 2 in Class 5A, notched its third straight home shutout and won 1-0 over Ridgeview with a penalty kick on Tuesday.

Parker Hollenbeck netted the PK midway through the second half after Calvan Berteau was taken down in the penalty area, giving Bend the winning margin in the Intermountain Conference boys soccer game at 15th Street Field.

“We kind of grinded this one out,” said Bears coach Nils Eriksson. “Our defense played well again. (The Ravens) had one dangerous chance in the first half, but after that we did a good job denying them any good looks.”

The win improved Bend’s record to 2-0 IMC and 5-1-2 overall, while Ridgeview slipped to 1-1 IMC and 2-4-1 overall.

“We came out and played aggressively,” said Ridgeview coach Jimmy Kim, who praised the play of defenders Isaac Grusy and Nicholas Nelson and midfielders Cade O’Neill and Jonathan Orozco. “I thought we played extremely well in the first half. We don’t have quite the depth as some other teams, but our boys fought the whole match.”

-Bend Bulletin Staff Report