Pirates break away early from Vikes
TALENT ' Coming off his team's second big win over conference rival Hidden Valley, 4-2 last Thursday, Phoenix boys soccer coach Dennis Flenner wasn't quite sure how his team would respond Tuesday against Mazama.
The fourth-ranked Pirates answered that question in immediate fashion, scoring twice inside the first two minutes of play in an 8-0 Skyline Conference win at Hagler-James Field.
Usually I expect a letdown after a big game like (Hidden Valley), but it didn't happen, said Flenner.
I think the Vikings maybe were a little bit tired from the bus trip, and I don't think they were expecting us to split them so fast.
Jaime Escabedo scored his first of three goals in the first minute, off an assist by Matt Seeley. Escabedo later added goals in the 13th and 44th minutes, with an assist from John Feeney and Jonathan Chavez, respectively.
Adam Detrick put the Pirates (8-0, 7-0 Skyline) up 2-0 in the second minute following a crossing pass by Escabedo.
After Escabedo's second goal, John Feeney got into the act with goals in the 30th and 40th minutes off assists by Kyle McKinnis and Doug Lavagnino, respectively.
Feeney's third goal of the game came in the 50th minute to complete his hat trick on a 20-yard shot assisted by Seeley. Feeney added another assist in the 55th minute on Kevin Cowley's goal.
The Pirates outshot Mazama 25-2, with sophomore goalkeeper John Rowden needing to make only one save to post his sixth shutout of the season.
HIDDEN VALLEY 5, ROGUE RIVER — ' At Rogue River, Hidden Valley senior Dillon Borta was involved in all the Mustangs' scoring, with three goals and two assists.
Borta posted his fifth hat trick of the season and now has 20 goals.
Borta assisted on Devin Smith's opening goal at the 12th minute, then added two first-half goals to give Hidden Valley (6-3, 6-2 Skyline) a 3-0 halftime lead.
Five minutes into the second half, Hidden Valley's Jake Supola, who was in goal in the opening period, gave the Mustangs a 4-0 lead.
Borta scored on a free kick from 30 yards at the 62nd minute to give the Mustangs a 5-0 lead.
Rogue River (0-7) avoided the shutout when Eric Valencia scored unassisted at the 65th minute.
ILLINOIS VALLEY 1, HENLEY 0 ' At Klamath Falls, Illinois Valley made the most of its rare opportunities with a goal 25 minutes into the second half.
Jasper Aaron-Burden's solo goal from 15 yards out proved to be the difference.
Despite outshooting the Cougars 19-3, Henley (2-4, 2-6 Skyline) could not overcome the one goal deficit.
ST. MARY'S 1, ASHLAND JV 0 ' At Ashland, Michael Staver's goal late in the first half held up in the non-conference match at Ashland Middle School.
Staver capitalized at the 39th minute off a crossing pass from Sean Snider.
The Crusaders (8-1) dominated the action, but had trouble finishing on some good opportunities.
St. Mary's senior goalkeeper Greg Gradwell recorded his fifth shutout of the season.
CRATER 5, MARSHFIELD — ' At Central Point, Todd Sesock and John Bowers each scored two goals for the Crater Comets in a non-conference win.
Marshfield scored first at the 17th minute, but Bowers answered 15 minutes later from 12 yards out on an assist by Erich Hangartner.
Sesock gave the Comets (7-2) the lead for good in the 43rd minute on a penalty kick, then added a second unassisted score in the 66th minute.
Bowers turned in his own unassisted effort in the 80th minute, and Crater's Jay DeLamora closed out the scoring on an assist from Sesock in the 82nd minute.
Crater had 16 shots on goal while Marshfield managed five.
District 6 Girls
HIDDEN VALLEY 6, ROGUE RIVER — ' At Murphy, juniors Shea Ford and Nina Jaramillo were involved in four of the Mustangs' scores as Hidden Valley registered its third District 6 victory in four outings.
Ford scored twice, both on assists from Jaramillo, while Jaramillo added one goal and three assists.
Hidden Valley took a 3-0 halftime lead on goals by Ford, Jill Elder and Cara Mattern, who headed in a corner kick by Kim Hill at the 39th minute.
Jaramillo opened the second half scoring, with an assist from Ford. The two players switched roles on a goal four minutes later.
Brandy Hamre scored at the 68th minute for Rogue River to cut the deficit to 5-1.
Jaramillo and Ford set up Erin Wilson for the final tally.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1, HENLEY 0, OT ' At Hawthorne Park, Kayla Zielke broke a scoreless tie about two minutes into the first of two 10-minute overtime periods and goalkeeper Arica Cornwell made that stand up as Cascade Christian earned the District 6 victory.
Zielke, a central midfielder, smacked a high shot from 30-yards out to the far post that Henley goalkeeper Chelsea Hornbeck seemingly lost in the sunlight.
Cornwell was in goal in the first half for the Challengers (4-2, 2-1 Dist. 6), then gave way to Jennesa Collette in the second half before returning for the overtime sessions.
Cascade managed a 20-14 advantage in shots on goal over the Hornets (4-2-1, 2-1).
NORTH VALLEY 5, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 ' At Cave Junction, five different players scored and Karyn Allen posted her third shutout in leading North Valley to the Skyline Conference win.
Stephanie Keen opened the scoring in the fourth minute when her short corner kick was directed back to her from Kayla Wilhelm and then deposited into the net.
Shea Miller added a goal off an assist by Marrisa Arteaga in the 34th minute, then the Knights (6-3, 2-1 Skyline) added unassisted goals by Emily Morehouse and Heather Hobein.
Wilhelm capped the scoring in the 59th minute for North Valley, which had a 24-2 edge in shots on goal.