Phoenix routs North Valley with eight unanswered goals
TALENT ' The Phoenix boys soccer team didn't get rattled after giving up only it's third Skyline Conference goal and falling behind 1-0 in a league matchup with North Valley on Thursday.
Instead the Pirates (9-0, 8-0 Skyline) churned out eight unanswered goals en route to an 8-1 victory.
The Knights opened the scoring in the 15th minute ' the first goal Phoenix has surrendered at home in conference action in a year.
John Feeney knotted the game at 1-1 just one minute later on the first of his two goals from 22 yards out and Adam Machado put Phoenix ahead for good in the 24th off one of four assists by Feeney.
He's just been on fire for us, said Pirates coach Dennis Flenner. He's been the fighting force throughout the season.
Doug Lavagnino assisted on a Matt Seeley goal in the 28th and Adam Detrick added the final goal of the first half in the 29th for a 4-1 lead.
Feeney posted his final goal in the 62nd, while Jaime Escabedo, Lavagnino and Brian Bones each notched second-half goals.
This was a good game to get us ready for the playoffs, said Flenner. They were a physical team and the field wasn't in the best shape, so I'm glad how we responded.
Phoenix outshot North Valley 23-2 with the Knights two attempts both coming in the first half.
KLAMATH UNION 2, HIDDEN VALLEY 0 ' At Murphy, Dan Carney and Ricardo Guerrero each scored a goal and assisted on each other's in the non-conference match pitting two of the top 4A and 3A teams in the region.
The Pelicans (7-2 overall) used the match as preparation for a pivotal Southern Oregon Conference match Saturday at South Medford. Hidden Valley is in second place in the Skyline Conference.
Carney scored three minutes into the match off a cross from Guerrero. Guerrero flicked in a header at the 66th minute when Carney lofted a pass into the 18-yard box.
Klamath had 15 shots to 12 for Hidden Valley.
HIDDEN VALLEY 10, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 ' At Cave Junction, senior Kim Hill recorded her first-ever hat trick to lead Hidden Valley in the Skyline Conference win.
Hill, a defender, followed a Nina Jaramillo goal with one of her own to put the Mustangs up 2-0. Hidden Valley (6-3, 4-1 Skyline) led 5-0 at the half.
Shea Ford added a pair of goals, while Erin Wilson, Kaitlin Callahan, Andrea Matson and Danni Lindgren each tallied goals.
Jessica Fairbanks had three of the four shots-on-goal for Illinois Valley.
KLAMATH UNION 6, MAZAMA — ' At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union outshot Mazama 30-2, scoring five second-half goals to win a non-league match.
Karen Naggy gave Klamath a 1-nil lead with a goal in the fifth minute on an assist from Erin Uerlings. Allison Foster, Brianne Hackett, Claire Edwards, Jenna Say and Beth Narramore all had second-half goals for the Pelicans (6-3, 2-0 SOC).
Mazama junior Caitlin Lochrie converted on a penalty kick in the 65th minute for the Vikings (1-6, 0-3 Skyline).