SOUTH BEND — Jose Delgado scored two goals, including the game-winner with six minutes left, and added two assists in the Raymond-South Bend Riptides’ 5-4 victory over Ilwaco Monday, March 25. Ilwaco had come back to tie the game after trailing 4-1 late in the first half.
Forward Jaden Turner got out on the break repeatedly early on and scored both Ilwaco’s first-half goals, then set up both their second-half scores.
The Riptides broke open a 1-1 game with three goals in the span of 14 minutes late in the first half to take their 4-1 lead.
With about four minutes in the half, Turner caught a pass that trickled behind a defender, then dribbled around another defender and scored. Anderson Stoddard made a stop at the other end. Turner created another scoring chance in the final seconds of the half, taking a long pass and eluding defenders, but the Riptides’ goalkeeper came out and made the stop.
Turner continued his playmaking in the second half. In the 52nd minute, he pushed the ball up-field and passed to Ethan Personius, who dribbled the rest of the way and scored to cut the lead to 4-3. Momentum was now with Ilwaco. John Glenn followed with a steal and drew a penalty kick. Ilwaco did not score right away off that kick. But in the 54th minute Turner made another charge off a Personius pass and drew a wall of defenders. That let Brandon Duke sprint open down the right wing, where the ball came to him and he took it in for an easy score to tie the game.
Ilwaco had several more scoring chances but missed a few shots, both before and after Delgado’s game-winner.