Hermistons Breana Berger knotted the match with a
goal in the 45th minute, but that was all the attack could muster
in a 1-1 tie Tuesday in Pendleton.
The tie allowed Hood River Valley to claim the
conference championship with its win against The Dalles
Pendleton struck first with a Whitney Hillmick goal
in the 29th minute, and the Bucks were able to fend off some
aggressive play late in the match from the Dawgs.
Hermiston peppered the Bucks net with shots all
throughout the second half, but strong goalkeeper from Alexus
McGraw kept the match level and the league title out of Hermistons
The Dawgs pounded the Bucks at home earlier in the
season, 4-0, but the Bucks were bound and determined not to let
that happen on their home turf at Blue Mountain Community
Hermiston entertained St. Helens on Friday in a Class
5A play-in, but the results were not available by the Heralds
Earlier in the year, Hermiston defeated the Lions,
2-0, in St. Helens.