Clash at the Border weekend in Camas featured a return to greatness for Camas High School graduates Brent Richards and Nick Palodichuk.
A total of 2,453 soccer fans packed Doc Harris Stadium Friday night, to see Richards, Palodichuk and the U-23 Portland Timbers take on the Abbotsford Mariners of British Columbia, Canada.
Richards netted a penalty kick goal for the Timbers in the 37th minute, before Abbotsford bounced back to win the game by the score of 2-1. Palodichuk was the first one to congratulate Richards after his goal.
“That goal brought back memories from freshman year, when we would always get the ball to Brent and he would score,” Palodichuk said. “It was great seeing everybody here, and getting a chance to play in this new stadium. It kind of felt like being home again.”
Richards said it felt just like old times, except the stadium is bigger and the turf is brand new.