Winning the Southern Cascade League title seemed like a pretty bold goal this spring considering the recent history of the Cascade Christian...
The St. Mary's girls soccer team put the finishing touches on a perfect league season with an 8-1 victory over Illinois Valley at U.S. Cellular Community Park on Saturday.
The Crusaders, who finished 10-0 in the Southern Cascade Hybrid and 12-1-2 overall, have won six straight conference titles.
Sam Weiland and Emily Elmore had two goals apiece and Ellie Hough dished out three assists for St. Mary's, which led 5-0 at halftime.
Viv Juncal, MaryBeth Barnum, Sophia Dewing and Emily Riehlman all scored for the Crusaders, while Emily Alvarez offered up two assists and Isabelle Suarez, Allie Buccino and Lilli Knudsen each chipped in one assist.
Amanda Brooks netted a goal in the 60th minute for Illinois Valley (5-9, 3-7).
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 4, ROGUE RIVER 0 — Jillian Emard scored two goals in the first half to help Cascade Christian cap a second-place finish in District 4.
Emard scored in the sixth and 26th minutes, first off a cross from Lacey Reen and later off a rebound when Erika Worthington's shot hit the post.
Cheyanne Auchard capped the scoring with a 20-yard volley off a pass from Katelyn Stephens for the Challengers (10-4-1, 7-3 Dist. 4).
Rogue River fell to 3-9 and 3-7.
ASHLAND 4, CRATER 0 — At Ashland, senior striker Sadie Bailey had two goals to lead Ashland in nonleague action at North Mountain Park.
Bailey scored on an assist by Abby Nelson in the 12th minute for the Grizzlies (8-3-1), who have won three straight. One minute later, Lilli Patton netted a goal from about 10 yards out on a Jessy Harrower pass against Crater (2-11).
Tayo Mulholland scored using a Julia Wilson assist in the 16th.
Bailey tallied a second time in the 30th.
HENLEY 6, PHOENIX 1 — At Klamath Falls, Nica Turner's hat trick paced Henley in Skyline Conference action against short-handed Phoenix, which again played without any available substitutes.
Phoenix foreign exchange student Karoline Bruun, from Denmark, scored for the Pirates (4-10, 1-9 Skyline) in the 77th minute on a shot from the 18-yard line.
Kioni Carpenter and Natalie DeLonge had one goal each for the Hornets (10-3-1, 8-2), who led 2-0 at halftime. Henley also received an own goal.
ASHLAND 10, CRATER 0 — At Central Point, Ashland received two goals apiece from Nick Chouard, Andres Garcia and Avi Glucklich in the runaway nonleague win at Dutch Meyer Field.
Geronimo Garcia-Ayala, Chris Fuller, Lucas Golding and Nick Benson also scored for the Grizzlies (6-5-1), who led 6-0 at halftime and also got three assists from Chouard.
Tejas Leier Heyden earned the shutout in goal for Ashland, while Scott Martin was credited with nine saves for Crater (0-13).
ST. MARY'S 8, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 — Michael Gambee and Alec Robertson scored two goals apiece to lead St. Mary's to the District 2 win at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Robertson's first goal was assisted by Gambee and his second goal came on a second-half penalty kick for the Crusaders (8-2-2, 6-1 Dist. 2). Zach Lewis added a far-post strike, and freshman Jason Farrell knocked in a rebound to complete the scoring.
Illinois Valley fell to 2-11, 2-5 in league play.
UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN 5, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1 — At Roseburg, Jase Artale connected on a 25-yard free kick in the 68th minute to keep Cascade Christian from behing shut out in the District 2 contest.
John Giraudo scored four goals for UVC (11-3, 4-3 Dist. 4) and the Challengers (2-10, 1-6) trailed 4-0 when Artale's shot clipped into the upper left-hand corner of the goal.