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Catlin Gabel rallies to edge South Medford, 3-2

Catlin Gabel proved to be an opportunistic soccer team in a non-conferencegirls match against South Medford at District Field Saturday.

Even though South played a flawless first half and led 1-0, Catlin Gabelcapitalized on some Panther mistakes after intermission to rally for a 3-2victory.

We played picture-perfect soccer in the first half, SouthMedford coach Dave Potter said. The girls were playing their bestsoccer of the year.

We played solid soccer in the second half, added Potter,but we made some mental mistakes and they took advantage of them.We made four errors and they scored on three of them.

Ali Jepson scored the winning goal at the 63rd minute on a reaction shotnear the far post off a direct kick from about 28 yards out.

We shot ourselves in the foot, said Potter. We haveto avoid those late-game letdowns. When we get that accomplished, we'llcross an important bridge.

South (3-3) took a 1-0 lead 13 minutes into the contest when Sonya Millerreceived a pass from Darcy Maukonen, took three touches to the top of the18-yard mark and delivered a blast into the upper part of the net.

That shot left their goalie helpless, said Potter. Itwas one of the prettiest shots I've ever seen one of our players make.

After Jepson tied the game early in the second half, South regained thelead at the 51-minute mark. Anna Bartlett gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead offa crossing pass from Megan Sharp.

The Eagles answered seven minutes later with an unassisted goal fromErin Gooding.

Our center-midfield did something I didn't think could be doneby controlling the midfield of the park, said Potter. They areamong the most accomplished ball passing teams I've seen. They have remarkableskills.

Potter credited Maukonen, Cassie Keesee and Marissa Gillingham with theeffective midfield performance.

Catlin Gabel out shot South 11-7 and the Eagles had five corner kicksto none for the Panthers.

ROSEBURG 1, CRATER 0 -- At Central Point, Roseburg's Marisa Moller scoredon an assist from Erin Phillips in the 53rd minute of the game to stealthe win from the Comets.

Celeste Ashenbrenner stood out on defense for Roseburg by shutting downany kind of attack that Crater mounted.

Heather Mitchelle also had a great game on defense for Roseburg.

The Indians outshot the Comets 28-3.

The win puts Roseburg at 2-2-2 for the season.

KLAMATH UNION 2, PHOENIX 0 -- At Phoenix, Betsy Hackett and Sarah Beggsscored early in the game and that was enough firepower to carry KlamathUnion to the non-league victory.

Hackkett blasted through a shot in heavy traffic in the box 12 minutesinto the match while Beggs connected 23 minutes in on a 25-yard direct kick.

Phoenix, which fell to 1-3-1 on the season, got superb efforts from sweeperTori Sadler, forward Liz Rennick and goalies Brie King and Emily Lacy.

Klamath Union had a 22-4 advantage in shots and a 6-2 edge in cornerkicks.

HIDDEN VALLEY 1, NORTH VALLEY 1, OT -- At Merlin, rivals Hidden and NorthValley battled to a draw in a non-league tune-up before the start of District6 play.

The Mustangs got on the board first at the eight-minute mark when BeckyHill put home a header off a corner kick.

North Valley's Ashley Enoch scored in the 63rd minute off an assist fromDenise Leonard to knot the score.

The tie moved North Valley's record to 0-2-1.

EAGLE POINT 4, NORTH BEND — -- At Eagle Point, the Eagles soared overthe Bend Bulldogs with Stephanie Lucas starting things off with a goal inthe first 48 seconds of the game off an assist from Michelle Morton.

Patricia Clifford kept the momentum going for Eagle Point by scoringin the next 10 minutes with an assist by Lucas.

Lucas scored again before the half as EP took a 3-0 lead, while TanyaUlsted scored in the second half on a header.

Allison McMahon scored on the only shot of the day for North Bend intothe lower corner of the net.

Eagle Point outshot North Bend 30-1.

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