Mustangs try to rebound as regular soccer season nears end


Freshman Carlos Ruiz is in the thick of the action trying to move the ball up-field against Tonasket.

Bridgeport sophomore defender, Tony Ruiz, left, and Kevin Torres, (25) battle a Tonasket forward for control of the ball just in front of the Mustangs’ net last Thursday.

Tony Ruiz heads the soccer ball during a 3-2 loss to visiting Tonasket last week.

Kevin Torres, left, and Alex Zarate gain control of the ball from Tonasket in front of the home net last Thursday.
“We played strong, but we just couldn’t put the ball in the goal,” said coach Gabe Gonzalez. “We need to work on finishing the play to score goals and get wins.”

BRIDGEPORT – The Mustangs have been having a run of tough luck with close games that just haven’t gone their way, including last week’ 3-2 loss to visiting Tonasket on Thursday, April 20.
Despite some good blocks by sophomore goalkeeper Edgar Meza against the Tigers, Tonasket scored two quick kicks midway through the game and added an insurance score to put their league record at 5-2.
With just three games left in the regular season, the Mustangs are trying to climb out of a 1-6 hole that has Bridgeport at the bottom of the North Central Washington 2B League, one win behind Liberty Bell and Manson that are both at 2-4.
The Mustangs will host Oroville at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, and try to avenge a 2-0 loss to the Hornets on April 11. Oroville, at 3-4 is currently third in the CW2B.
In that game, the Mustangs got 20 shots on goal compared to six for Oroville, and Meza blocked two of those.
“We played strong, but we just couldn’t put the ball in the goal,” said coach Gabe Gonzalez. “We need to work on finishing the play to score goals and get wins.”
Bridgeport will travel to Cashmere on Saturday, April 29, for a non-league game against the Bulldogs and end the regular season at undefeated Brewster, Tuesday, May 2.
 

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