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South Medford girls salvage 3-3 tie in soccer

BEAVERTON -- Tiffany Mason's two goals helped South Medford rally from a 3-1 second-half deficit and forge a 3-3 tie against Catlin Gabel in non-conference girls soccer Friday at the Tualatin Hills Recreation Center.

Catlin Gabel grabbed a 2-0 lead at the break and led 3-1 early in the second half on Nicole Voorhees second goal of the match.

But Mason scored at the 20th and 24th minutes to knot the score at three. Mason's second goal came on a shot just inside the penalty box off a pass from Darcy Maukonen.

Tiffany almost scored again off a header, South Medford first-year coach Leslie Lang said. We had plenty of chances to make it go our way.

Sophomore forward Emily Perttu scored the Panthers' first goal with six minutes gone in the second half.

South (1-1-2) outshot the Eagles, 18-12.

In the second half we were able to settle things down and pass the ball around more, Lang said. We played smarter.


CHURCHILL 3, GRANTS PASS — -- At Eugene, Stan Duke scored two goals to lead Churchill to the non-conference victory.

CATLIN GABEL 2, HIDDEN VALLEY — -- A miss communication between the Mustangs' sweeper and goalkeeper in the first half saw the ball roll across the goal line for an unearned goal by Catlin Gabel in the 31st minute to knot the match at 1-1.

Jesse Johnson scored a goal for the Mustangs in the 25th minute off an assist by Denny Palmer for the shortlived 1-0 lead.

Hidden Valley (2-2-1) outshot its opponent 18-8 and attempted 10 corner kicks to Catlin Gabel's two.


BUTTE FALLS SWEEPS PAISLEY -- At Paisley, Butte Falls used consistent serving to take a pair of matches to begin the Skyline A League Southern Division season.

The Loggers won the opening match 15-3 and 15-3, then repeated the performance with a 15-2 and 15-6 victory.

The Loggers were led at the serving line by Jessica Bergren, Jammie McClanahan and Liz McLauchlan, who each had seven aces in the twin bill.

Other leaders in the doubleheader for Butte Falls were Sara Thompson (7 kills), McClanahan (9 assists) and Sara Lawrence (5 digs).