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Chieftains, Pirates tie in soccer

ROGUE RIVER -- Jennifer Bones penetrated the Rogue River defense throughout a District 6 girls soccer match on Tuesday.

The Phoenix High forward had only one goal to show for her effort, but it was the game-tying score in a match that finished 1-1 after two 10-minute overtime periods.

Jennifer Bones created a lot of opportunities up front, Phoenix coach Dan Sporrer said. It was definitely not one of our better team performances. We're going to have to work on being more consistent.

Rogue River led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Jaclyn Smith.

She cranked it in from the top of the box, said Sporrer. We gave her too much time and space.

About 15 minutes into the second period, Bones volleyed in a shot near the front of the goal off a crossing pass from Helen Shorland.

Our team was very impatient because their field is bumpy and it's hard to give a quality ball on the ground to your teammate, said Sporrer.

Besides Bones, Sporrer singled out the individual efforts of goalie Tara Curtis, sweeper Laura Jacobs and midfielder Annie Kulig.

Rogue River went hard to the ball, said Sporrer. They have some girls with strong legs. Most of their shots were from far out, but they had some speed on them. They weren't easy saves.


HENLEY 1, CRATER 0 -- At Klamath Falls, Sean Carlson capitalized on a Crater mistake and scored the only goal in the non-conference match at the 26th minute.

When the Comets failed to clear a ball deep in their side of the field, Carlson gained control and connected on a shot from just outside the 18-yard mark.

Crater had a 12-9 edge in shots on goal.

Sweeper Jake Watterberg and fullback Brad Bailey performed well at the defensive end for Henley (5-2).

ASHLAND JV 2, ROGUE RIVER — -- Tim Cotner scored Rogue River's only goal but the Chieftains couldn't overcome a 2-1 halftime deficit.

Rogue River coach Ted Birdseye praised the job of his freshman goalkeeper, Jason Luchterhand, who recorded 10 saves.