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Keeper Munoz sparks Henley

KLAMATH FALLS - The St. Mary's boys soccer team controlled most of the action Tuesday in a District 6 matchup with Henley.

Munoz made several big saves and stopped two shots in the shootout as Henley took care of the Crusaders, 2-1.

The Hornets outshot St. Mary's 4-2 in the extra session to seal the win.

"It was a very evenly-matched game," Henley coach Lupe Gonzales said. "St. Mary's, I thought, had the best opportunities, but a couple of their shots hit the crossbar.

"Munoz had to make save after save to keep us in it."

The Hornets broke up a scoreless tie in the 43rd minute on a goal from 35 yards out by Joe Salvodi. The score was assisted by Munoz, who booted the ball about 65 yards from his end.

"He's been doing that for us lately," Gonzales said of Salvodi. "He always manages to find a way to do what he can."

Daniel Pires evened things up for St. Mary's 20 minutes later.

Matt Burt crossed into Thatcher Jones, who one-touched to Pires for the tying goal.

"Burt and Jones did a good job up front and putting pressure on their defense," said St. Mary's coach Joel Benson. "The luck just wasn't on our side tonight, which is unfortunate."

The Hornets moved to 5-2 in conference play, while St. Mary's fell to 5-3.

PHOENIX 1, ROGUE RIVER 0- At Rogue River, Gerardo Serna converted a John Hendricks pass into the game's only goal as Phoenix finished the first half of District 6 play with a win.

Serna hit a left-footed chip shot over the goalkeeper from about 18 yards out at the 21st minute. The Pirates (6-1, 6-1 Dist. 6) had several other scoring opportunities, shooting 23 times to the Chieftains' seven, but couldn't convert.

Sweeper Al Albright and goalie Dan Kieffer also played well in the win.

Center fullback David Way and center halfback Jason Luchterhand led Rogue River's charge.

HIDDEN VALLEY 4, NORTH VALLEY 0- At Murphy, Dillon Borta scored twice, once on a rocket shot from 30 yards out, as Hidden Valley finished the first half of District 6 undefeated.

Borta has 12 goals for the Mustangs (7-0, 7-0 Dist. 6), who visit Phoenix Thursday in a match that could decide the league title.

Mo Arteaga scored on an assist from Ben Lumsden, and Borta scored unassisted for a 2-0 halftime lead.

Goalkeeper Tim VanderStoel passed to Borta for a goal at the 54th minute, and Irie Spann, on an assist from Arteaga, scored at the 56th minute.

MAZAMA 7, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0- At Klamath Falls, Greg Murdock scored three goals, including two unassisted, as the Vikings won their first game of the season in District 6 play.

Mazama (1-6, 1-6 Dist. 6) also got two goals from Mike Sanchez and one each from Ricardo Carmargo and Genaro Campos. Todd Christiaens and Danny West each had two assists for the Vikings, who led 3-0 at halftime, and Julian von Schumann had one.

HENLEY 3, ILLINOIS VALLEY 1- At Cave Junction, Becky Schwartz scored two goals to lead Henley to a District 6 win.

Kim Lashley added a first-half goal for the Hornets, while Heather Lippard took care of the scoring for Illinois Valley (0-4 District 6) in the second half.

KLAMATH UNION 5, MAZAMA 0- At Klamath Falls, Brianne Hackett scored two goals and had an assist to lead Klamath Union to a non-conference win.