South boys dump North Eugene
The South Medford boys soccer team showed signs of improvement with a 6-0 non-league victory over North Eugene on Tuesday.
The Panthers, who dropped their opening two matches to state powers South Eugene and Corvallis, got a goal from Ethan Wallenberg seven minutes into the match at Fichter-Mainwaring Park and were in control throughout.
It was very satisfying to score early, South Medford coach Dave Potter said. The boys went out with some determination and were able to go out and keep the intensity up.
Wallenberg and Kevin Miller, who assisted on the first goal, combined again at the 26th minute to boost the score to 2-0.
Four minutes into the second half freshman Pat Lower tallied with Wallenberg recording the assist.
Jon Micah Sumrall scored the Panthers' fourth goal and Damian Ramussen connected twice in a two-minute span in the waning minutes of the match.
We still need to develop (more), Potter said. But this is a step in the right direction.
We wanted to improve our defensive oraganization and our wing play. The boys put it together very nicely.
The Panthers held the Highlanders to four shots on goal and one corner kick, while racking up 15 of their own shots and seven corners.
Goalkeepers Mark Goerke and Andy Riggs combined for the shutout.
EAGLE POINT 2, HENLEY 0 -- At Eagle Point, Brad Crawford and Zack Heath recorded goals as Eagle Point evened its record at 1-1.
Crawford scored from just inside the penalty box on a pass from Ryan Bray with about eight minutes gone in the game.
The score remained 1-0 at halftime.
At the 56-minute mark, Heath converted on a header off a corner kick by Italian exchange student Andrea Bulfone.
The Eagles outshout Henley, 16-10.
Senior goalie Corey Brooks registered the shutout.
Brooks was assisted on the defensive end by junior stopper Brandon Curriston and fullbacks Heath and Thaddeus Gala.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 2, ASHLAND — -- At Ashland, Mountain View took the early lead and held on for the win as the Grizzlies missed opportunities in the second half.
Erin Popeki scored the Grizzlies lone goal of a penalty kick in the second half, but the team missed two indirect kick attempts in the second half.
NORTH BEND 2, ROSEBURG 2 -- At Roseburg, first-half goals by Ryan Holt and Brian Goecke provided Roseburg (1-0-2) with a 2-1 halftime lead, but North Bend secured a tie on Zach Lillebo's header at the 79th minute at Fir Grove Park.
Roseburg dominated the non-conference game, evidenced by a 17-2 advantage in shots on goal.
ILLINOIS VALLEY 5, ROGUE RIVER 4 -- At Rogue River, Oshia Snitkin scored three goals, including the game-winner on a penalty kick with 10 minutes remaining.
Jamaal Allan accounted for the other two goals for IV.
Rogue River's Tim Cotner recorded a hat trick and Victor Zefas added one goal.
CRATER 2, HIDDEN VALLEY 2 -- At Murphy, Cody Holm scored both of Crater's goals, including the tying score midway through the second half.
The game was tied 1-1 at halftime.
Jesse Johnson recorded a first-half goal for the Mustangs.
Hidden Valley (0-0-1) capitalized on some confusion near the goal that allowed Dan Andrews to score and give the Mustangs a 2-1 lead early in the second half.
Hidden Valley had a 19-15 edge in shots on goal.
Senior captain Ben Jarmillo and freshman goalie Tim VanderStoel excelled for the Mustangs.
NORTH VALLEY 3, PHILOMATH 2 -- At Philomath, Clayton Rochoolz hit a corner kick for the Knights to knot the match 1-1 and teammate Jeff Bass scored two more goals to earn the non-league win.
Bass scored an unassisted goal in the 38th minute to put the Knights up 2-1 at the half and hit the winning goal 28 minutes into the second half off an assist from Tom Spagnolo, lifting the team to a 2-0 record on the season.
CRATER 0, GRANTS PASS 0-- At Central Point, Crater had a slight edge in shots on goal (10-7), but neither team could capitalize on its scoring opportunities.
Crater (1-0-1) received strong play from sweeper Trisha Tewes, who helped the Comets control the midfield.
Grants Pass goalie Alicia Pilcher deflected a shot from Stacey Schmelzer with about — minutes remaining to keep the scored tied.
The Crater goalie was Kate Jenkins.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 3, ASHLAND 0 -- At Bend, Jill Hanson scored one goal and added an assist as the defending Intermountain Conference champions handed Ashland (1-1) its first loss.
Christa Marney scored at the 39th minute to give the Cougars a 1-0 halftime lead.
Susie Watterman and Hanson added second-half goals.
KLAMATH UNION AT NORTH MEDFORD CANCELLED -- North Medford was at District Field ready for the non-conference match, but found out 20 minutes prior kickoff that the Pelicans were not making the trip.
Apparently there are no plans to make up the match.