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Second-half surge lifts Knights to 2-1 victory

GIRLS PREP SOCCER

MURPHY-- It was the tale of two halves Thursday for the North Valley girls soccer team.

The Knights (3-1-1) put away a pesky Hidden Valley bunch, 2-1, by out-shooting the Mustangs in the second half 19-3.

The first half was tightly contested with Malloree Enoch putting North Valley on the board first just five minutes into the game.

At the 30th minute, Nicole Chapman tied the match for Hidden Valley with a goal.

Hidden Valley has good speed and a solid defense, said North Valley coach Gary Enoch. We may have underestimated their overall quickness.

The score remained tied until the 39th minute of the second half when Marissa Bauer pushed home the final goal of the game on a breakaway.

We owned the ball in the second half, said Enoch. There were a few close calls but we played very aggressive.

PHOENIX 7, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0-- At Cave Junction, Lisa Perry notched a hat trick and Tara Curtis posted her second shutout in leading Phoenix to a District 6 win.

Perry scored two goals in the first half in helping the Pirates take a 4-0 halftime lead. She added a third goal in the second half.

Amber Fry chipped in two goals, while Helen Shorland and Chelsi Clark each scored for the Pirates (4-0-1).

HENLEY 2, ST. MARY'S 1-- At Klamath Falls, despite outshooting Henley 28-12, St. Mary's could not take advantage of its opportunities in a District 6 loss.

Christina Wilson put the Hornets on top with a goal at the 20-minute mark. She added the second and final score just 30 seconds into the second half.

Emily Smith put the Crusaders on the board with a goal off a penalty kick with six minutes remaining in the game.

St. Mary's (2-2-1) goalkeeper Sasha Dorsdick played well defensively, saving 10 of the 12 shots that came her way.

MAZAMA 5, ROGUE RIVER 1-- At Klamath Falls, Dena Young tallied four goals and Mazama's returning first team all-conference goalie Yolanda Hart was spectacular in the net.

Young scored the only first-half goal on an assist from Kay Ortega five minutes into the match.

Young notched the first goal of the second half, then Allison Bailey's score cut Rogue River's deficit in half.

Young had two more goals in the second half and Mindy Bishop accounted for the Vikings other score.

Mazama (2-1-2) had a 22-19 edge in shots to help send Rogue River (4-1) to its first loss of the season.

Non-conference

SOUTH MEDFORD 2, BEND 1-- At Bend, Erin Reno provided all the offense South Medford would need in their non-conference win.

Reno scored the first Panther goal in the 40th minute off an assist from Colleen Salisbury to tie things up at the half. Reno then broke the deadlock in the first minute of the second half with an unassisted goal.

South Medford (4-3) outshot Bend for the game, 16-13.

EAGLE POINT 4, NORTH BEND 1-- At Eagle Point, Jenna Bilden scored two goals and assisted on another for Eagle Point in a non-conference game.

Stephanie Lucas put the Eagles on the board in the first minute of play and Bilden followed with two more scores to stake Eagle Point to a 3-0 lead at the half.

Keileh Kruis answered North Bend's first score with the final goal of the contest at the 37th minute of the second half.

Goalie Tiffany Cherry had 17 saves for Eagle Point (6-1-1), who won despite being outshot 22-16.