• PREP SOCCER

    South Medford shuts out Tualatin

  • South Medford's Uriel Cordoba and Humberto Alvarez each scored goals as the Panthers beat Tualatin 2-0 in the first round of the Class 6A boys soccer state playoffs at Spiegelberg Stadium on Friday.
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  • South Medford's Uriel Cordoba and Humberto Alvarez each scored goals as the Panthers beat Tualatin 2-0 in the first round of the Class 6A boys soccer state playoffs at Spiegelberg Stadium on Friday.
    South (11-1-3) will play the winner of today's contest between McMinnville and Gresham in Tuesday's second round.
    Cordoba, a freshman forward, scored by heading in the ball off a throw-in during the 25th minute for the Panthers, who led 1-0 at halftime.
    In the 50th minute, Alvarez — a junior who donated bone marrow to his 5-year-old brother, Marco, in mid-September — scored his first goal since returning from the procedure. Adrian Calvillo had the assist against Tualatin (7-6-3), which beat Crater 10-0 in a play-in game on Tuesday.
    "(Alvarez) is coming on strong and getting his fitness back," South head coach Dave Kaufman said.
    Kaufman said midfielder Matt Weakley and Calvillo, a forward, both performed well.
    "It was a good overall match," Kaufman said. "(Tualatin) was a good opponent. They are very aggressive and had some quality players and we matched them, and then some. It was a good win for us. It will propel us for our next match."
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