photos by Michael Kelly and Sister Hilda Kleiman
Last Saturday afternoon, the MAS Guardians faced Rouge Community College in a soccer match resulting in a loss for the Guardians, 3-5.
The Guardians held off RCC until right before halftime when RCC scored their first goal. RCC scored again shortly after the start of the second half. RCC achieved their third goal when the ball bounced off the top of the goal and into the Guardians' net.
|Felipe Villalobos of the Diocese of Orange runs to beat RCC to the ball in the first half of the game. Photo by Sister Hilda Kleiman.|
|Goalkeeper and team captain Stephen Cieslak of the Archdiocese of Portland prevents a goal by RCC in the first half. |
Photo by Sister Hilda Kleiman.
|Tony Lopez of the Diocese of Yakima races against a RCC player in the second half. Photo by Michael Kelley.|
|Fiacre Nduwayo of the Archdiocese of Portland beats his opponent to the ball in the second half. Photo by Michael Kelly.|
The first goal for the Guardians was scored by Joseph Nguyen, and the second goal was scored by Andres Guerra. Both men are from the Diocese of Orange. Guerra is also serving as the coach for the Guardians.
Immediately before the start of the game, both teams observed a moment of silence in honor of Valentine Miller. Miller, his son Steve, and his grandsons helped with the improvements to the soccer field over the summer. Steve owns Willamette Turf. Tony Morris, who works for Mount Angel Abbey, also helped with the drainage.