Tigard teams wrap up fall seasons

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Tigard senior Zane Naser was named an all-league honorable mention this season at midfielder. Adam Littman/Tigard Life
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With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, the athletics calendar for Tigard High School has moved into winter season. 

But before the winter seasons kick into full gear, let’s take a look back at how the fall teams did this year. 

Soccer

Tigard senior Maya Hawks goes up to block a shot in the Tigers first round playoff game. Adam Littman/Tigard Life

The Tigard girls soccer team jumped out to a 7-0 record this year, and finished up a strong regular season by dropping only one game, a 1-0 loss to Lake Oswego. The Tigers finished the regular season 11-1-3, and gave up more than one goal in a game twice. 

Tigard dropped a heartbreaker in its first-round playoff matchup against Westview. Senior Gianelly Gargurevich scored on a header a few minutes into the game to give Tigard an early lead. However, Gargurevich was given a red card with 10:28 left in the first half, meaning that for the rest of the game, Tigard had to play one player down. 

The Tigers held tough the rest of the way, clinging to a 1-0 lead for much of the game. With 3:45 left in the game, Westview broke through with a game-tying goal. Neither team scored for the rest of regulation or in overtime. The game went to penalty kicks, and Westview pulled off the upset. 

A ton of Tigers earned all-league honors after their impressive season. Senior McKenna Eggleston was named to the all-league first team at midfield, and junior Kiera Grant was named to the first team at defender. 

Senior Hailey White was named to the all-league second at forward, and junior Katia Pender was named to the second team at defender. 

Senior McKenna Eggleston led the Tigard girls soccer team in both goals and assists this season. Adam Littman/Tigard Life

The following Tigers were named all-league honorable mentions: Gargurevich at forward, senior Ella Erickson at forward, senior Maya Hawks at goalkeeper, junior Claire Masters at forward, and freshman Ella Nasar at defender. Nasar was the only freshman named to any all-league team in Three Rivers League. 

Eggleston led the team with 14 goals and 10 assists. White was next with six goals on the year, followed by Masters (four goals) and Pender and Gargurevich (both with three goals). Sophomore Oliva Jirles finished second on the team with six assists.

On the boys side, the Tigers field a young team with mostly underclassmen. Tigard finished 1-12-1 on the year, but many players earned individual recognition for their seasons. 

Junior Julian Ochoa was named an honorable mention for the all-league team at goalkeeper. Senior Pedro Perez and junior Abraham Serrano were named all-league honorable mentions at defender. Junior Ramiro Vargas, senior Zane Naser, and freshman Ulises Trujillo were all named honorable mentions at midfielder. Senior Elijah McMahan was named an honorable mention at forward. 

Cross Country

Both the boys and girls cross country teams had strong showings at the Three Rivers Championship Meet toward the end of the fall season. 

On the boys side, freshman Paul Hretcanu finished first overall and junior Jack Mclean came in eighth. Junior Sergio Tapia also scored a top-20 finish for Tigard, followed by Caleb Cate, Tate Woodward, Trent Woodward, and Wesley Kerns. 

The girls team placed three runners in the top-15, with sophomore Leah Heidt finishing 12th, senior Sabine Kim coming in 13th, and freshman Sydney Joule finishing 15th. They were followed up by junior Chloe Thompson, sophomore Makaila Rust, senior Caroline Johnson, and junior Mackenzie Benjamin.

The Tigard girls placed seventh overall in the Oregon 6A Championship meet, with Kim as the team’s top performer, coming in at 21. She was followed by Joule, Heidt, Thompson, Rust, Johnson, and Benjamin. 

Hretcanu was the top performer for the boys at the state meeting, finishing at 22. He was followed by Mclean and Tapia. 

Volleyball

Tigard senior Amber Walker was a first team selection for the all Three Rivers League team this season. Adam Littman/Tigard Life

This year’s volleyball team had its best season as a team since the current staff took control of the program. The Tigers went 10-11, including 6-6 in league play, and earned a spot in the playoffs. They dropped their opening-round matchup to Sheldon. 

A ton of Tigers were honored on the all-league team. Sophomore Addy Witt and senior Amber Walker were selected to the all-league first team. Sophomore Hailey Gustafson was named to the all-league second team. Junior Alexa Anderson, senior Isabel Williams, and sophomore Jacquelyn Godard were all honorable mentions for the all-league team. 

Walker leaves the program with quite the mark on the Tigers record books. According to the program, she is Tigard’s career leader in kills, digs, and blocks. Williams set the program record for assists in a career. 

Tigard High School Sports Scoreboard

Football:

Oct. 20: Tigard – 13, Lake Oswego – 23

Oct. 27: Tigard – 3, Tualatin – 27

Nov. 3: Tigard – 17, South Salem – 0

Nov. 10: Tigard – 0, Sherwood – 43

Volleyball:

Oct. 17: Tigard – 3, Tualatin – 1

Oct. 19: Tigard – 3, Lakeridge – 0

Oct. 25: Tigard – 0, Sheldon – 3

Girls Soccer:

Oct. 17: Tigard – 2, Oregon City – 0

Oct. 19: Tigard – 2, Lakeridge – 1

Oct. 24: Tigard – 3, St. Mary’s Academy – 1

Oct. 28: Tigard – 1, Westview – 2

Boys Soccer:

Oct. 12: Tigard – 1, Lake Oswego – 2

Oct. 17: Tigard – 1, Oregon City – 3

Oct. 19: Tigard – 0, Lakeridge – 8

Boys Water Polo:

Oct. 23: Tigard – 22, Forest Grove – 5

Oct. 25: Tigard – 2, Lake Oswego – 19

Oct. 27: Tigard – 17, Willamette – 4

Nov. 3: Tigard – 7, Lincoln – 20

Girls Water Polo

Oct. 23: Tigard – 8, Forest Grove – 22

Oct. 25: Tigard – 3, Lake Oswego – 15

Oct. 27: Tigard – 2, Tualatin – 16

Nov. 4: Tigard – 0, South Eugene – 13

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