OMAK - For the first 76 minutes, Omak and Okanogan found themselves in a scoreless draw.
Then at the 77th minute, the Bulldogs would get a corner kick.
In the following seconds, Okanogan would go on to score the first goal of the game, taking a 1-0 lead with less than three minutes to go.
Okanogan’s Josue Ramos found the back of the net as he headed a shot past the outstretched arms of tribal member Tyler Sam, goalie for Omak.
Chris Werner, head coach for Omak yelled out to his team, “Less than two minutes to go. Ramp it up!”
With time quickly winding down, Omak would get another attempt to tie the game as they moved the ball towards midfield and towards the Okanogan goal.
“Keep putting pressure on them,” said Dean Klepec, head coach for Okanogan as the final minutes ticked away.
The pressure worked, as the Bulldogs defense buckled down, eventually stalling out Omak’s last attempt at a game-tying goal.
Okanogan would escape with 1-0 win over their cross-town rivals on the Pioneers home field.
“I thought that we did a good job defensively of pressuring them and keeping the ball out of our goal area,” said Klepec. “We passed the ball well but had a tough time scoring. I feel like we are very evenly matched.”
The Bulldogs currently sits in fourth place in the Caribou Trail League at 2-4 with a 6-7 overall record.
Omak falls to 0-7 in CTL action and 1-9-1 overall.
Current standings listed below: As of May 1,
(W L T) W L T
Cascade (8-0-0) 12-0-1
Cashmere (6-2-0) 12-2-0
Chelan (4-4-0) 7-8-0
Okanogan (2-6-0) 6-9-0
Omak (0-8-0) 1-11-1