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The Roseburg girls soccer team defeated North Salem 2-0 on Saturday in a nonleague game at Finlay field for their second straight win.

12:09 AM · Sep 8, 2019

The Indians (2-1) got on the board early in the match when Katie Knudson scored in the 7th minute on a left footed shot. Ellie Ronk got the assist. “We played really well today, we possessed the ball a lot more,” Roseburg senior Katie Knudson said. “We’re seeing the runs and that’s huge to see downfield. I’m really excited for what we’re doing and what’s ahead.” The Indians struck again in the 63rd minute on a corner kick from Kaitlyn Riley as Madasyn Van Acker finished a foot volley to make it 2-0. “The girls played a lot better today, there movement and communication was better. The whole team worked together today,” Parks said. “We dominated possession, as far as connecting passes we shut them down. We made good connections today and took more shots. We’re continuing to work on our shots.” Freshman goalkeeper Amy Carpenter got her second shutout of the season. North Salem had three shots on goal. Carpenter is filling in for Knudson who is recovering from hyperextended finger but is still playing defense on the field in the meantime. “Amy had a nice save that she knocked over the crossbar to save a goal.” Roseburg coach Kristin Parks said. Roseburg had 11 shots on goal. The first goal by Katie Knudson was the Indians first goal on the new turf at Finlay field as they had two scoreless games last year on the turf along with one last month against Crater. “We talked about that before the game, that we wanted to get some goals today and get things going for ourselves on this field.” Parks said. Set pieces have been successful so far for the Indians this season, as they have three goals off those situations so far. “We will be looking for those opportunities going forward as we’ve had some success with them early on.” Parks said. Roseburg plays 5A Ashland on Tuesday. That will be the last nonleague game before Southwest Conference play begins for the Indians on September 20 at South Eugene. “It’ll be a test, but if we possess and make crisp passes and see our runs then I think will be really successful.” Knudson added. “We’re very pleased with what we saw today. Ashland will be a tough game,” Parks said. “Ashland tied Grants Pass last night, so that will give us an indicator on how we will match up with the Southwest Conference.”

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