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St. Mary's Amber Moore and North Valley's Kerissa D'Arpino both landed goals as the Class 3A Crusaders and 4A Knights finished their nonconference match in a 1-1 tie at U.S. Cellular Community Park on Tuesday.
Moore scored in the 13th minute after an attempt by Lilli Knudsen ricocheted off the right corner of the goal post. Moore corralled the loose ball and looped in a chip shot from about 25 yards out.
Ten minutes later, D'Arpino dribbled inside the 18-yard line and connected to tie it.
St. Mary's (2-0-2) recorded 14 shots on goal, while North Valley (1-0-1) had six. Crusader goalkeeper Viv Juncal made a daring save late to ensure the tie.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1, BROOKINGS 0 — Junior forward Alex Haug caught up to a loose ball in the 61st minute and scored from the edge of the penalty area in Cascade Christian's nonconference win at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Sophomore keeper Jessica Weber played well in goal and directed the action from the back for the Challengers (2-0).
Both teams had 10 shots.
DEL NORTE 4, ILLINOIS VALLEY 3 — At Cave Junction, Illinois Valley's Amanda Brooks knocked in two goals in nonleague play.
The Cougars (2-1) built a 2-1 halftime lead after Brooks netted her first goal on an assist from Camelia Swenson in the 10th minute and Illinois Valley added an own goal 15 minutes later.
Brooks scored again in the 77th minute on a pass from Aina Heise.
CRATER 0, KLAMATH UNION 0 — At Central Point, Crater controlled a majority of the possession but lacked a strong attack in the nonconference tie.
The Comets (0-2-1) received strong play from midfielders Jordan Hevern and Jamie Dirksen and defender Abby Gray. Freshman goalie Tyler Hansen recorded a shutout in her first varsity start.
WILLAMETTE 2, ROSEBURG 1 — At Roseburg, Fiona Johnson put Roseburg (0-2) on the board in the fourth minute, but Willamette rallied in the second half of the nonconference game.
The Wolverines scored in the 51st and 73rd minutes against an Indians team that has battled injuries. Four players have already suffered season-ending injuries, said coach Adam Blue.
GLIDE 5, HIDDEN VALLEY 3 — At Murphy, Kali Vickery scored four of Glide's five first-half goals at District Field.
For Hidden Valley (0-1), Katelyn Lambert connected for two goals and Emily Murphy added a third. Raychel Clark picked up two assists and Ashley Green one.
KLAMATH UNION 4, CRATER 1 — At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union scored three goals in a three-minute span in a game in which all the scoring was in the first half.
Jesse Acevedo tallied Crater's goal in the 26th minute to knot the score at 1-all. Acevado half-volleyed in a cross from Norberto Estrada on a breakaway.
The Pelicans got goals from Mason Crawford, Ivan Franco and Lupe Meza from the 36th to the 38th minute.
Crater (0-3) received heads-up play from sophomore sweeper Erix Jensen.
GRANTS PASS 8, MARIST 0 — At Grants Pass, Brian Luther and Moges Dinkins each scored twice for Grants Pass in the nonconference rout.
Brian Satterthwaite added a goal and assisted on three others for the Cavemen (2-0), who led 6-0 at halftime.
The other goals came from Nathan Trujillo, Justin Spinner and Drew Van Delden.
NORTH VALLEY 2, ST. MARY'S 1 — At Merlin, North Valley's Colby Vest scored just two minutes into the second half to put the Knights up 2-0, and that was enough in the nonconference game.
St. Mary's got a penalty-kick goal from Michael Gambee in the 64th minute. The Crusaders (1-2) got fine play in goal from Derek Reynolds, who stopped several point-blank shots.
Josh Cowell scored North Valley's initial goal in the sixth minute.