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High school soccer: Tigers, Bulldogs set to storm the pitch

The Ontario varsity soccer team at practice, gearing up for the season ahead. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – No one could blame Ontario High School varsity soccer coach Jaime Gonzalez if he seems more than a little confident about the upcoming season.

For one, his squad will showcase 12 returning starters to the team that finished with a 2-4 mark in Greater Oregon League standings in 2017. 

 Gonzalez said his corps of experienced players will pay dividends but the fact his team is also relatively young will be an advantage.

“We are really excited about this year because we have really built a lot into these kids over the last three years and we are starting to see the progress,” said Gonzalez.

He pointed to two of his returners – senior Danny Rodriguez and sophomore . . .