Winning the Southern Cascade League title seemed like a pretty bold goal this spring considering the recent history of the Cascade Christian...
Amanda Hisey made a nifty defensive play that led to a goal and assisted on another as North Medford defeated Roseburg, 3-1, in Southern Oregon Hybrid girls soccer Tuesday.
The game was played at Spiegelberg Stadium as the Black Tornado (7-4-1, 5-1 SOH) celebrated senior night. North has six seniors.
Hisey tallied in the sixth minute when she knocked the ball away from an Indians player, carried it to the goal and hit a low shot into the net.
"It was a patient shot," said Tornado coach Emily Miller. "It was just a good force play. She stayed with the ball and created a mistake by the defense."
In the 35h, Hisey assisted on a Sydney Thomas goal.
After Claire Ibarra scored for Roseburg on a penalty kick in the 59th minute, Sarah Thomas made a 25-yard direct kick in the 78th minute for the final tally.
North got fine play from Tori Foy, who switched from outside back to center midfielder and "dominated play," said Miller, wherever she was.
Roseburg (6-5-1, 4-3) suffered a blow when sophomore standout Mahala Norris suffered a broken arm in the first half.
GRANTS PASS 4, CRATER 0 — At Central Point, Shelby DeRocher scored two second-half goals as Grants Pass pulled away in the SOH match.
DeRocher scored in the 50th and 78th minutes for the Cavers (2-7-2, 2-5 SOH).
Maci Jokumsen tallied in the fourth minute and Tori Sigel in the 24th for Grants Pass.
For Crater (0-11, 0-8) Alycea Jones made 10 saves in goal and sweeper Jamie Dirksen had a strong game.
MAZAMA 4, PHOENIX 0 — At Talent, Lorena Bracamontes scored two late goals for Mazama in Skyline play.
The Vikings (5-7, 4-5 Sky) had three times as many shots on goal as Phoenix (3-10, 0-9).
HENLEY 1, HIDDEN VALLEY 0 — At Klamath Falls, Henley's Gabby Mathis scored the lone goal in the 60th minute of the Skyline match.
Makael DeHoop assisted on the tally for the Hornets (11-3-1, 8-2 Sky).
Hidden Valley dropped to a 7-6-1 and 4-6.
ST. MARY'S 2, GLIDE 1 — At Glide, St. Mary's scored twice in the first 22 minutes then played solid defense the rest of the way to clinch the District 4 title.
Emily Frank drilled a 30-yard shot in the sixth minute to get the Crusaders (11-1-2, 9-0 Dist. 4) on the board, and Lilli Knudsen added an insurance goal off an assist by Ellie Hough in the 22nd.
Glide (7-5-1, 6-3) cut the deficit to one when Kaitlyn Vian scored in the 70th minute.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 7, LAKEVIEW 1 — Katelyn Stephens did a good job spreading the ball around and her teammates did plenty of finishing as Cascade Christian rolled to the District 4 blowout.
After Haley Reed notched the first goal, Stephens scored the Challengers' second from about 25 yards away to make it 2-0 at halftime. Cascade Christian (9-4-1, 6-3 Dist. 4) pulled away in the second half. The onslaught included a spectacular midair volley by Makenzie Hickman that gave Cascade Christian a 6-1 lead in the 70th minute.
Lakeview (0-10, 0-9) remained winless.
ROGUE RIVER 3, ILLINOIS VALLEY 2 — At Cave Junction, Annie Teehan scored all three goals for Rogue River in the District 4 win.
After two first-half goals for the Chieftains (3-8, 3-6 Dist. 4), Teehan, a sophomore forward, scored the game-winner in the 75th minute.
Junior defender Caitlyn McVeigh had an assist for Rogue River.
Illinois Valley is 5-8 and 3-6.