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North boys beaten in SOC opener, 3-1


ROSEBURG-- Brad Coen had things go his way in Southern Oregon Conference boys soccer Tuesday.

The Roseburg senior midfielder took advantage of a pair of goaltending errors to notch the game's first two scores in the opening 27 minutes as the Indians registered a 3-1 conference-opening victory over North Medford.

On Coen's first goal 13 minutes into the game, his shot from about 20 yards out slipped through North keeper Chris Beringer's hands.

Then Beringer tried to make an aggressive play on a throw in, but the ball went over his head and Coen headed the ball in for a 2-0 Roseburg lead.

It was one of those things. He (Beringer) made a couple of mistakes, said North Medford coach Rich Garcia. He's been playing solid ball. Usually he gets those.

North Medford's Andrew Huyche scored on a 25-yard shot from straight out on a drop-back pass from Josh Grace at the 32nd minute to cut the deficit to 2-1, but the Black Tornado never got any closer.

We felt pretty good at halftime because we just scored with five minutes left and we had some momentum going, said Garcia.

But the only goal in the second half was Roseburg's Vince Garcia at the 67th minute.

Neither team really dominated, said Roseburg coach Mike Gould. They were on the attack at times, and we were on the attack at times.

SOUTH MEDFORD 2, GRANTS PASS 1-- At Grants Pass, South made two first-half goals stand up in a meeting between two of 1998's SOC tri-champs.

Damian Rasmussen headed in a pass from Bryce Majors in the 16th minute to give the Panthers a 1-0 advantage. Then Adam Flannery delivered what proved to be the winning goal four minutes before halftime on an assist by Gary Andrade.

The boys did a decent job of taking control early, South coach Dave Potter said. In the second half, our ball control slipped. We played impatiently and didn't defend as well and that opened up opportunities for Grants Pass.

Early in the second half, Flannery was detected throwing an elbow toward a Grants Pass player's face. Even though it appeared there was no contact on a video, said Potter, Flannery was given a red card and will miss South's Saturday match against Ashland.

With South playing with 10 men, Jason Hoy scored for Grants Pass on an assist by Derek Kellenbeck.

ASHLAND 4, KLAMATH UNION 3-- At Ashland, Midfielder James Kinard scored two goals to lead Ashland.

Eric Sharp of Ashland scored the winning goal in the 10th minute of the second half. The assist came from Trevor Streng on a cross.

Also scoring for Ashland was Peter Grossman on an assist by Scott Beaver.

Ashland outshot the Pelicans 28-9 and had a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

Ashland has a 4-0-3 overall record and a 1-0 Southern Oregon Conference record.

CRATER 6, EAGLE POINT 1-- At Eagle Point, Jordan Kell's goal provided undefeated Crater (5-0-1, 1-0 SOC) the lead less than two minutes into the game, then the Comets blew the match open with four goals in a seven-minute span of the first half.

At about the 13-minute mark, Jess Juarez began Crater's scoring onslaught, followed by goals by Pete Kashevaros, Ben Nystrom and Cody Holm.

Juarez scored again at the 39th minute before Eagle Point got its lone goal on a penalty kick by P.R. Buractaon right before half.

Buractaon's goal was the first the Comets have allowed all season.

ST. MARY'S 15, SUTHERLIN 0-- At Sutherlin, Gabe Schonerd and substitute Thatcher Jones each had a hat trick as St. Mary's (4-0, 1-0 District 6) remained undefeated with the non-conference blowout.

Schonerd, a senior midfielder, scored two goals in the first half as St. Mary's took a 7-0 lead at the break.

Brian Staver added two goals and one assist and Carel Schonerd had one goal and one assist.