Perry, Curtis help take sting out of Hornets
KLAMATH FALLS-- Phoenix struck early and often Thursday in shutting down Henley, 4-0, in District 6 girls soccer action.
Jennifer Bones wasted little time helping her Pirates get on the board, scoring the game's first goal 30 seconds into the match.
Helen Shorland added a goal nine minutes later off an assist from Lisa Perry, supplying goalkeeper Tara Curtis more than enough support as she thwarted every Henley scoring effort for her first shutout of the season.
Phoenix took a 2-0 lead into halftime and then added a goal by Mara Supan in the 54th minute off another assist by Perry.
Perry capped her stellar night with a goal in the 71st minute off an assist by Shorland.
She did a very good job of not only winning balls and distributing the ball, but also putting one away late in the game, Phoenix coach Dan Sporrer said of Perry.
Phoenix improved to 2-0-1 in District 6 play.
Henley's kids played hard, I just think our kids stepped it up a bit, said Sporrer. Henley came out strong in the second half, but we equalized their effort and made some opportunities of our own.
ST. MARY'S 7, ILLINOIS VALLEY 1-- At Cave Junction, Emily Smith notched four goals and teammates Emily Cook, Margo Chamberlain and Leah Sawyer each scored in leading St. Mary's to its first District 6 win of the season.
Chamberlain and Sawyer each added an assist, along with teammates Annie Maurer, Aurora Vanausdall, Marlie Hilmer, Ka On Lee and Kami Slavenski.
Shawna Jackson and Maurer each split the goalkeeper duties for the Crusaders (1-1-1).
ROGUE RIVER 1, HIDDEN VALLEY 0-- At Murphy, Allison Bailey took a back pass from Allison Marland and slipped an 18-yard shot past the Mustangs to secure the District 6 win.
Bailey's goal at the 14th minute proved to be all the cushion goalkeeper Sarah Zempel would need as she thwarted every Hidden Valley effort.
Rogue River improved to 3-0 with the shutout.
MAZAMA 0, NORTH VALLEY 0-- At Klamath Falls, Mazama's Dena Young hit the crossbar on three shots and had another four solid efforts thwarted as the two teams were forced to settle for an overtime tie in District 6 action.
Malloree Enoch kept the Vikings (1-0-2) at bay in goal the first half, then ventured out offensively in the final two frames to post seven shots against Mazama's goalkeeper Yolanda Hart.
GRANTS PASS 1, KLAMATH UNION 1-- At Klamath Falls, Rosemary Hill caught the Cavers by surprise in the 70th minute to force a tie in non-conference action.
Before Grants Pass could form a wall on a direct kick, Hill offered up a quick shot that caught goalkeeper Alicia Pilcher off-guard.
Allison Klingel put Grants Pass (3-2-1) ahead in the 15th minute when she trapped a corner kick by Becky Wolf and drilled it into the net.
Klamath Union outshot the Cavers 17-10.
NORTH BEND 2, CRATER 0-- At Central Point, Tina Mickelson and Nicole Stevens provided the only offense North Bend would need in its non-conference win.
Mickelson put North Bend on the board at the four-minute mark and Stevens put the game away with a goal in the 63rd minute.
Crater (1-3-1) put up a goose egg despite outshooting North Bend, 14-4.
— Non-conference Boys
ASHLAND 4, ROGUE RIVER 0-- At Ashland, Will Fain capped Ashland's rout of Rogue River with the fourth and final goal in non-conference play.
Fletcher Beaudoin gave the Grizzlies the lead early while teammates Trevor Peterson and Matthew Sharp chipped in with scores for Ashland (3-0-3).
PHOENIX 1, GRANTS PASS 1-- At Phoenix, Aaron Kinyon scored the tying goal off a corner kick for Grants Pass with less than a minute to play in non-conference action.
Japanese foreign exchange student Masayo Yano broke a scoreless tie, giving Phoenix the lead with a goal off a Sean Cowley throw-in at the 28-minute mark.
The Pirates (2-1-1) outshot the Cavemen 14-4.
NORTH MEDFORD 2, CHURCHILL 1-- Aaron Abbott punched in the game-winning goal off an assist from Johnny Whitaker in the 73rd minute at Varsity Field.
The Black Tornado (2-1) took the lead just five minutes into the contest when Scott Jolly assisted Ben Clark for the first goal.
Steve Clayton tied it for Churchill at the 64-minute mark on a breakaway.
North Medford outshot Churchill 18-8.
EAGLE POINT 2, MAZAMA 1-- At Klamath Falls, Brad Crawford punched home the winning goal on a breakaway with five minutes left in the contest for Eagle Point in non-conference action.
Crawford put the Eagles (2-1-2) ahead 1-0 in the first half with his first goal. P.R. Buracton crossed the ball over from the right side, hitting a sliding Crawford, who drove it in.
CRATER 0, NORTH BEND 0-- At North Bend, Crater couldn't overcome key injuries to several players in a non-conference game.
Despite outshooting North Bend 18-1, the Comets failed to punch one in.
Crater's John Taylor, Nick Malone and Cody Holm all sustained injuries during the game. Malone pulled a hamstring in the first half, forcing him to miss the remainder of the game. In the physical encounter, Taylor was hit by an elbow in the mouth and Holm was kicked in the face.
North Bend pulled back all of its players into the box just 10 minutes into the contest, making it difficult for Crater (4-0-1) to score.