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Dunn rebound shot boosts Ashland boys, 2-1

CENTRAL POINT — Josh Dunn booted in the winning goal off a rebound to boost Ashland past Crater 2-1 in Southern Oregon Conference boys soccer Saturday.

Brett Peterson's shot in the 68th minute was knocked down at the Crater goal, but Dunn alertly put it in.

Crater dominated play for much of the game — 19-8 in shots, 5-2 on corner kicks — but didn't have a win to show for it.

We played our best game of the year, said coach Larry Holm, who said a couple of key calls didn't go the Comets? way. We just pounded them in the second half.

Ashland raised its record to 2-3 in the conference and 5-4-1 overall.

We played a good game, said Grizzlies coach Eisa Tiaa Toutou, but we're still having trouble getting shots off. We need to shoot more.

He praised the defensive play of Brook Golling, who was brought up from the junior varsity, and the play of Scott Beaver and Jesse Hodges, who communicated well and teamed up on the first goal.

Beaver passed to Hodges, whose shot found the mark at the 12th minute.

The Comets tied it at the 38th minute when Jason Bell crossed to Jason Licato for the score.

Crater is 1-4 in the SOC.

NORTH MEDFORD 11, EAGLE POINT — ?

At Eagle Point, senior striker Ben Barringer came off the bench to register a hat trick and Aaryn Abbott added a pair of goals as North Medford steamrolled Eagle Point in the SOC match.

The Black Tornado (7-2-2, 4-1 SOC) scored foul goals in the game's opening 18 minutes and led 8-0 at the half.

Scott Jolly scored the first goal just four minutes into the contest and Thiago Rocha, a foreign exchange student from Brazil, tallied three minutes later. Babak Asgharian assisted both goals.

North Medford enjoyed a 17-6 advantage in shots on goal.

KLAMATH UNION 2, GRANTS PASS 1, OT -At Klamath Falls, Ricardo Guerrero scored almost 20 minutes into overtime to give Klamath Union the win.

Brant Minor notched the lone goal for Grants Pass in the 11th minute of the first half and Zach Tucker tied things up with only three minutes to play.

The Pelicans, who won the shots on goal battle, 17-4, improved to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in SOC play.

PHOENIX 2, NORTH VALLEY 0 -At Merlin, Matt Seeley and John Hendricks provided the offense for Phoenix in a District 6 win.

Seeley broke a scoreless tie with a goal from — yards out at the 49-minute mark in the second half, and Hendricks notched his 21st goal of the season 15 minutes later to seal the win.

Goalie Tony Machado picked up his fifth shutout of the season as the Pirates, who held North Valley to two shots on goal, improved to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

ST. MARY'S 4, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 -The Staver brothers were too much for visiting Illinois Valley, scoring three goals to propel the Crusaders.

Senior Brian Staver had two goals for the Crusaders, including the first goal, which came two minutes into the game.

Freshman Michael Staver scored a goal at the 29th minute of the first half.

The Crusaders, 3-3 in District 6, had all four goals in the first half and had 34 shots on goal.

ROGUE RIVER 7, MAZAMA — -At Rogue River, the Chieftains employed balanced scoring with five different players scoring goals to keep Mazama winless in league.

Mark Bradford was the only Chieftain to score more than one goal. He had two penalty kicks in the first 12 minutes.