PENDLETON - The Pendleton boys soccer team lost its first Intermountain Conference game Saturday to Crook County 1-0.
Pendleton's Hector Sanchez received a red card in the 30th minute of the game, leaving the Bucks short one player the rest of the way.
The Bucks (0-1 IMC, 0-3) were outshot in the second half 7-5, but gave up the one goal at the 42-minute mark.
"We adjusted due to the red-card penalty, but we weren't ready to play like that," Pendleton coach Dan Riley said. "Other than that, we played well."
Campos drives home game-winner
HOOD RIVER - Juan Campos' goal in the 20th minute of the second half Saturday was good enough to give Umatilla a 1-0 win over Horizon Christian in Special District 5 boys soccer play.
The goal by Campos was assisted by Roberto Barajas. Horizon had no shots on goal in the contest.
"We pretty much played on one side of the field," Vikings coach Lupe Escovedo said. "It was tough to score on them because they were playing for the tie."
The Vikings (4-0 conference, 5-0-2) take on the Hermiston junior varsity Tuesday.
Pendleton girls get blanked
PRINEVILLE - The Pendleton Buckaroos dropped their Intermountain Conference girls soccer opener Saturday 4-0 to Crook County.
Pendleton had just three shots on goal in the first half, and Crook County scored in the 30th minute on a slow roller that Pendleton's keeper misplayed.
Pendleton coach Matt Yoshioka said the first 10 minutes of the second half were disastrous, as Crook County scored three more goals to take a commanding lead.
The Bucks finally warmed up in the final 15 minutes, managing all eight of their shots on goal in the second half.
"They finally woke up in the last 15 minutes. We didn't have a warm-up when we got off the bus," Yoshioka said. "We kind of had to just get off the bus and play. We weren't ready."
Crook County outshot Pendleton 13-3 in the first half and 12-8 in the second half.
The Bucks (0-1-0 IMC, 3-3-1) will face Mountain View at 6 p.m. Friday on the Round Up Grounds in another IMC matchup.