Loggers Down League Champ Chinooks in Shootout


Onalaska saved some of its best performances for last, where after beating Toledo in a penalty shootout on Tuesday, the Loggers beat the league champion Kalama Chinooks in PKs to close out the regular season Thursday, 1-0. 

Tied at zero at the end of the regulation, the Loggers once again had to rely on the legs of its forwards, and the hands of its keeper, Alex Cleveland-Barrera, to come out on top. Onalaska made four penalty kicks to Kalama’s three to take home the road win, and give the Chinooks their first loss of the season in league. 

"We played well, but getting good shots off on Kalama is tough," Loggers coach Chris Van Clifford said. "We had a great week coming back to beat two teams that we lost to earlier in the year. We have settled in and are playing with confidence."

The kicks were made by Ony’s Brooklyn Sandridge, Cierra Russ, Jules Auman, and Joscelin Escalera. Cleveland-Barrera finished with 12 saves in the win. 

The win means that the Loggers have clinched the second seed in the C2BL South, and will host either Napavine or Ocosta on Monday for the district playoffs.