BEND — The Ashland boys soccer team rallied in the second half to tie Bend 1-1 in a nonleague match Friday, avoiding its first loss of the season.
Ashland allowed the opening score just two minutes into the contest, when a pair of Grizzlies defenders slipped to the ground, leading to a point-blank scoring opportunity for Bend junior midfielder Calvan Berteau.
The Grizzlies (2-0-1) netted the equalizer in the 54th minute, when senior Jade Boucher one-timed the ball from 20 yards out, ripping the ball into the lower right corner of the goal, assisted by senior Kai Cheval.
Scott Gustafson, a sophomore, and seniors Ian Rinefort and Leo Duetz led the defensive effort for Ashland, shutting out the Lava Bears (2-1-2) over the final 78 minutes.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 5, EAGLE POINT 2: At Bend, senior midfielder Kevin Phiel recorded a hat trick to lead Mountain View past Eagle Point in a nonleague match.
After giving up a goal to fall behind in the second minute, Eagle Point (1-3) pulled even in the 10th minute when Martin Hernandez, a sophomore midfielder, scored on a solo effort from 15 yards out.
The Eagles then allowed three straight goals to fall behind 4-1 before Jaydyn Budrow netted a goal in the 70th minute, coming up with a hustle play from 5 yards out.
Josh Taylor and Jack Gunderson scored the other two goals for Mountain View (1-2).
EAGLE POINT 0, MOUNTAIN VIEW 0: At Eagle Point, Mountain View outshot Eagle Point 21-5 but the Eagles managed to salvage a nonleague tie behind an outstanding effort by senior keeper Audrey Jordan.
Stephanie Roe, a senior, and Cecilia Rodriguez, a junior, led the defensive line for the Eagles (1-1-1).
ASHLAND 0, BEND 0: At Ashland, Ashland narrowly missed a chance to go ahead with about 10 minutes to play, settling for a scoreless draw against traditional state powerhouse Bend.
Junior Raisa Rich nearly cashed in on what proved to be the Grizzlies’ best chance after beating a defender and firing a shot from the top of the box in about the 70th minute, but the ball curled off frame at the last moment.
The nonleague tie snapped Ashland’s three-game winning streak to open the season, while Bend — a program which advanced to five state championship games between 2006 and 2014 — moved to 2-0-1.
CHURCHILL 3, EAGLE POINT 0: At Eagle Point, junior outside hitter Aly Scheffler had seven kills and seven digs for Eagle Point, which was swept 25-21, 25-16, 25-15 in a Midwestern League match.
Also for the Eagles (3-3, 0-3 MWL), Aliah Darling served five aces, senior middle Odie Rincones put down six kills and junior setter Nauvoo Beal dished 22 assists to go along with 16 digs.