REDMOND — Summit scored both goals in the first 25 minutes of Thursday’s Intermountain Conference boys soccer match, and Ridgeview’s adjustments were not enough to alter the scoreline as the Storm won 2-0.
In the 12th minute, Summit’s Max Asevedo took a throughball from Logan Wehrman, but the Ridgeview goalkeeper and a defender both went for the ball and reached it at the same time, and it popped free. With the goal open, Summit’s Marcos Dos Santos caught the ricochet and tapped it in to put the Storm (2-1 IMC, 5-2 overall) ahead 1-0. In the 25th minute, Simon Kidder fed Asevedo another throughball, and Asevedo put it in the back of the net himself.
“It boils down to, we got off to a slow start,” Ravens coach Jimmy Kim said. “Not to take anything away from Summit, but I thought we’d been improving with how we came out (to start games), but we came out lacking some energy.”
Summit coach Ron Kidder said the Storm controlled the game for much of the first half, but the teams were more evenly matched in the second half.
“I don’t think either team created too many opportunities in the second,” Kidder said. “Neither team could work their way out of the middle.”
Summit has now won two straight in the IMC after opening conference play with a 1-0 loss to Bend. Kidder said he was pleased with the performance of his defenders Thursday and is optimistic about his team’s development as they enter the second half of the season.
“We do have some seniors, but we have some new guys, too, and they’ve been finding their way,” Kidder said. “They’re playing with some momentum.”
The Ravens (1-2 IMC, 2-5-1) have lost two straight and are set to host crosstown rival Redmond on Tuesday.
“We played with more intensity in the second half; we woke up and were connecting better,” Kim said. “It took us awhile to get going, so we didn’t really get to do what we would like to do. We had to play a little more direct.”
-Bulletin Staff Report