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Black Tornado gets shootout win at Klamath

KLAMATH FALLS -- It took a little longer than normal, but North Medford accomplished its goal Tuesday night -- edging the host Pelicans 2-1 thanks to a 3-1 scoring edge in a shootout.

I was just happy we got away from Klamath Falls with a win, North coach Rich Garcia said following the match.

It was just plain, ugly soccer today. Klamath's a young team and we just played down to their level.

The Pelicans took advantage of an early Tornado miscue, with Dario Bazzara scoring at the fourth minute.

Undaunted, North answered one minute later as Jeff Zimmer slipped a through ball to John Whitaker, who outran the defense and ripped a shot past Klamath's goalie from 20 yards out to tie the match.

After that it was just nothing, Garcia said of the offensive production. We just couldn't put the ball in the net.

North had several chances to end the game in regulation, with three shots missing their mark with 10 minutes to play. One of those shots hit the goal post.

Neither team could muster much of an attack in the 10-minute overtime.

Klamath took an early 1-0 lead in the shootout on Andrew Zaigar's goal before North goalkeeper Chris Barringer stymied the Pelicans on their next three attempts.

Jacob Wallin scored North's first goal to tie the shootout at 1-all, with Joel Sunderland and Chris Endrikat adding goals to ice the contest.

We dominated a lot of the play, Garcia said. What they did was that they were very scrappy and played like they had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

With the win, North improved its overall record to 5-5 and league record to 3-1.

GRANTS PASS 2, CRATER — -- At Central Point, Ian Erickson and Asron Kinyon each had a goal as Grants Pass remained undefeated in the SOC.

Grants Pass outshot Crater 15-6 and took a 1-0 advantage into intermission.

Crater center Cody Holms scored on a penalty kick in the 80th minute.

With the loss, Crater dropped to 4-4-2 overall.

ROSEBURG 6, EAGLE POINT — -- At Eagle Point, Ryan Finlay and Justin Rinaker each scored a pair of goals to lead Roseburg to the Southern Oregon Conference win.

D.J. Frost and Stephen Ruegg each added a goal for Roseburg, which led 4-1 at halftime and 6-1 late in the game.

Roseburg managed a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal.