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The Roseburg girls soccer team lost to Crater 2-0 in their season opener Thursday morning at Finlay field.

10:41 PM · Aug 29, 2019

Unfortunately for the Indians they will be without senior goalkeeper Katie Knudson for a while after she suffered a broken thumb towards the end of the first half. Freshman Amy Carpenter stepped in as goalkeeper and made several saves in the second half. “Katie Knudson broke her thumb, we played a great first half as it was 0-0. Our Freshman keeper did very good, for her first varsity match,” Roseburg head coach Kristin Parks said. “She had some great saves, the goals were tough for anyone to save. We had breakdowns before those shots happened.” The non-league game was scoreless late into the second half when Allison Waters scored with 10:17 remaining in the game, to make it 1-0 Crater (1-0). Montana Smith scored about four minutes later on a shot near the edge of the 18-yard box, to make it 2-0 Crater. The Indians (0-1) had a great opportunity to score with about 20 minutes remaining in the game but the shot from Madison Van Acker sailed over the goal. “We couldn’t get our game going today, we were running around a lot so were going to work on our passing game and get ready for the next one.,” Parks said. “They dictated the game to us today.” “After she (Knudson) was hurt, that made everyone nervous,” Parks said. “It’s going to be different. Will move forward and try to get better each day in practice.” The Indians had six shots on goal, while Crater had nine shots on goal. “Kaitlyn Riley was the player of the game. She saved our goalies by running down balls with her speed,” Parks said. “She played solid, and has a sore ankle and took a knee to her head early in the game. Her consistency and reliability was important in saving some goals.” Roseburg plays at Eagle Point next Tuesday at 6 p.m. in a non-league game.

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