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CENTRAL POINT — The South Medford boys soccer team built a five-goal lead by halftime en route to a 15-1 victory over Crater in Southern Oregon Hybrid action at Dutch Meyer Field on Tuesday.
Senior forward Emanual Alvarez recorded three goals and two assists for the Panthers, who owned a 5-0 advantage at the break.
Uriel Cordoba chipped in two goals and three assists and Herman Menendez added two assists against the Comets.
Norberto Estrada scored off a deflection in the 60th minute for Crater (0-10, 0-7 SOH).
Jeff Turner and Jorge Cortes performed well defensively for South (6-3-2, 5-2), while foreign exchange student Thomas Dupont played the second half in goal for the Panthers.
ROSEBURG 1, ASHLAND 0 — At Roseburg, Kyle Flagor netted the go-ahead goal in the 39th minute for Roseburg in nonleague action.
Midfielder Gabe Young and striker Nick Chouard both played strong for Ashland (4-4-1), which had three scoring opportunities in the second half during the physical match against the Indians (3-8).
NORTH VALLEY 4, MAZAMA 0 — At Merlin, North Valley's Trinidad Flores had a hat trick in Skyline Conference action.
Flores netted goals in the 8th, 14th and 21st minutes for the Knights (6-3-1, 4-3 Sky), while teammate Brandon Rodgers scored a fourth goal in the 74th minute.
Goalkeeper Ryan Clarkin recorded the shutout against Mazama (2-9, 1-6).
Southern Oregon Hybrid
SOUTH MEDFORD 10, CRATER 0 — South Medford's Brittany Jensen had four goals and Franny Gomez added two goals for South Medford in Southern Oregon Hybrid action.
Erin Riley recorded one goal and three assists for the Panthers (10-3, 6-1 SOH), while Haylie Durant, Renae Nisbet and Sierra Christopher each chipped in one goal apiece against Crater (0-10, 0-7).
ROSEBURG 3, ASHLAND 1 — At Ashland, junior forward Emily Roy scored two goals to lead Roseburg to the nonleague win at North Mountain Park.
Ashland (4-3-2) took the early lead when sophomore Ianthe Balbuena scored from about 15 yards away in the 14th minute.
Roseburg (6-4-1) tied the match four minutes later on Claire Ibarra's unassisted goal, and took the lead for good when Roy turned and connected on a 20-yard rocket a few minutes later.
Roy's final goal came in the 52nd minute off an assist from Mason Seely.
NORTH VALLEY 3, MAZAMA 2, SO — At Klamath Falls, Venessa D'Arpino knocked in the deciding shootout goal for North Valley in Skyline Conference action.
Kristen Cutting, Rochelle Banta and Kerissa D'Arpino also connected on their shootout attempts for the Knights (7-2-1, 5-1 Sky), who secured the win after Mazama missed its fifth try.
Cutting's goal in the 87th minute forced the shootout. Caileigh Smith scored for the Vikings (4-6, 3-4) in the 84th minute.
Earlier, Mazama's Mason Johnson tallied in the 45th minute and Venessa D'Arpino in the 55th.