SPORTS: A heartbreaker as Montesano defeats Forks 3-2 in overtime in boys soccer

FORKS — Juan Carlos Beltran scored two goals within a minute of each other in the second half but the Forks boys soccer team fell 3-2 in overtime to Montesano on Wednesday.

Except for Beltran’s two goals, which put the Spartans ahead 2-1, Forks had problems scoring despite having 24 shots on goal.

“It’s been frustrating because we have lost three games now despite dominating the three teams,” Forks coach Brian Bowers said.

“It’s been a frustrating season.”

Montesano had only 12 shots on goal but three of them went in, including one in the 36th minute to go ahead 1-0 just before halftime and again in the 54th minute to tie the game 2-2.

Montesano scored on a corner kick with two seconds to go in the first overtime and held on in the second overtime for the SWL-Evergreen Division victory.

Beltran’s goals came in the 49th and 50th minutes to give the Spartans a 2-1 lead.

“We had three shots from about six yards in the first half that didn’t go in,” Bowers said.

“We have to convert those goals when we have point-blank shots.”

The Spartans kicked right to the Montesano goalkeeper all three times instead of kicking to the side of him.

“If we kick to either side of the goalkeeper, the shot goes in,” Bowers said.

Forks has been dominating ball possession but hasn’t been scoring enough to win, according to Bowers.

Forks, now 2-5 in league and 2-6 overall, will try to get back into the winning column at Rochester on Friday.

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