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South surges past Mountain View, 3-0

SOC GIRLS SOCCER

It took a little longer than Leslie Lang wanted but her South Medford girls soccer team finally got rolling in topping Mountain View, 3-0, in non-conference action at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park.

The two teams played to a scoreless first half, only to have the Panthers (1-0) roar back with a solid second-half attack.

I wasn't completely worried but I knew we needed to step up and put it in the net, Lang said of her halftime concerns.

We found our rhythm in the second half and put everything together. We just connected.

Erin Reno broke the deadlock in the 57th minute with a close-range shot off an assist from Colleen Salisbury.

Tiffany Mason provided an unassisted goal eight minutes later, slamming a right-footed shot past the Mountain View goalkeeper from 25 yards out.

It was well placed and she just drove it, Lang said of Mason's blast. The goalie didn't even touch it.

Marissa Gillingham also dialed long distance for South Medford's third goal of the game, squirting a shot through the keeper's hands from 20 yards out in the 73rd minute.

South Medford outshot Mountain View 17-8, with goalkeepers Kristal Capsey and Heather Fossen combining for the shutout.

NORTH MEDFORD 4, KLAMATH UNION 1-- At Klamath Falls, Heather Johnson scored two goals to get the Black Tornado (1-0) off to a strong start with a non-conference victory.

Johnson scored 10 seconds into the game after stealing the KU kickoff and weaving her way through the Pelican defense.

Tennille Bennett scored on a header at the 8-minute mark off a corner kick by Jamie McLauchlan, while Johnson added her second goal nine minutes later off an assist by Kelsy Chamberlain.

Chamberlain added a goal at the 72nd minute off an assist by Bennett to stake North to a 4-0 lead.

CRATER 3, SOUTH UMPQUA 3-- At Tri City, Katie Dorshier, Stacy Schmelzer and Jesse Foster scored for the Comets in the tie.

Because it was a non-league match, there was no shootout.

The Comets have a 1-0-1 record.

GRANTS PASS 9, MARSHFIELD 0-- At Grants Pass, sophomore Janelle Thompson knocked in three goals, while Erica Bowers had two goals and an assist and Megan Lowry two goals.

ROSEBURG 4, NORTH BEND 4--At North Bend, North Bend rallied from a 4-0 halftime deficit to gain a tie.

Roseburg got two goals from Hedda Gardsjord.