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Eagles open season with shutout victory

EAGLE POINT ­ The Eagle Point boys soccer team opened its 1997 seasonby soaring past Marshfield 2-0 in non-league action on Thursday.

The Eagles controlled the tempo in the first half thanks in part to RyanBray and Mikael Lexelius, but they had nothing to show for it as both teamswent into halftime knotted at zero.

In the 30th minute Eagle Point broke the scoring drought when sophomoreClay Houseman reached the back of the net off an indirect kick.

Five minutes later the Eagles extended their lead when Brad Crawfordscored off a cross from P.R. Richardson.

Goalie Mike Bull made the lead stand, posting the shutout.

We dominated the first half, but we just couldn't score,said Eagle Point coach CoCo Ortiz.

ROSEBURG 4, CHURCHILL 0 ­ At Roseburg, senior forward Nate Adkinsscored two goals and J.J. Johnston added a goal and an assist in the non-conferencematch.

Roseburg led 1-0 at halftime.

The Indians dominated play as evidenced by the 22-2 edge in shots ongoal.

Girls

MARSHFIELD 2, EAGLE POINT — ­ At Coos Bay, Eagle Point couldn't maintaina 1-0 halftime lead in the non-conference opener.

Moriah Kruis scored the Eagles' lone goal on an assist from StephanieLucas at the 36th minute. Lucas crossed the ball to the back side of thenet and Kruis converted on a touch shot.

Marshfield tied the game early in the second half on Sally Cunningham'sgoal. The Pirates got the game-winner at the 27th minute when Sarah Haugerudmade a run with the ball. When pressured by the Eagles defense, Haugerudpassed to Michelle Abbott, who converted with a shot just inside the penaltyarea.

Katie Stanley performed well in the net for the Eagles with 11 saves.

BEND 4, MAZAMA — ­ At Klamath Falls, Sarah Guetzloe's goal at the34th minute cut Bend's lead to 2-1, but the Lava Bears, who were 13-1-1last season, added two second-half goals to pull away in the non-conferencegame.

Bend dominated the midfield and outshot the Vikings 12-8.