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South girls rally to beat Klamath Union

KLAMATH FALLS ' South Medford earned a victory and suffered a loss Saturday afternoon against Klamath Union in Southern Oregon Conference girls soccer.

The Panthers rallied from a 1-0 deficit to claim a 2-1 victory over the host Pelicans but lost all-conference goalkeeper Sarah Bryan in the process.

Bryan broke her arm 20 minutes into the match when a KU player landed on her as she reached across the goal line to make a save.

That's a big loss for us, especially since we don't have a backup goalkeeper, said South coach Buzz Thielemann.

Amanda Steiger, the expected backup to Bryan, suffered a knee injury earlier this season.

Throughout all the chaos, the Panthers (7-1-1, 3-0 SOC) were able to keep KU at bay for a scoreless first half as Vanessa Lloyd settled into the South goal, a place she hadn't seen action in in about five years.

Vanessa did a remarkable job considering the position she was put in, said Thielemann.

The Pelicans scored the game's first goal 15 minutes into the second half, with KU senior midfielder Brandy Bocchi netting an unassisted goal.

South Medford tied the match 10 minutes later when junior defender Courtney Quinowski deposited a direct kick into the KU net from 30 yards out.

She just put it on a rail and found the net, said Thielemann.

With five minutes to play, Quinowski set up the game-winner off another direct kick, this time from an angle. Quinowski's crossing pass made its way to Emily Smith, who volleyed the effort past the KU goalkeeper.

South managed a 10-8 advantage in shots on goal, with Lloyd posting three saves in her relief effort.

NORTH MEDFORD 2, GRANTS PASS 0 ' At Grants Pass, Emily Gross set up both North Medford goals with corner kicks that resulted in successful headers.

At 28 minutes, Lisa Munyon ' who was dominant first in the midfield, then as the center fullback ' headed in a shot. Then, at the 57th minute, Nicole Vilarino did the same off another corner kick.

Katy Kunkle played the best game of her high school career in goal, said North coach Dick Darcy, notching 10 critical saves.

North is 3-0 in the SOC, 6-1-3 overall.

CRATER 4, ASHLAND 0 ' At Ashland, Sarah LaFontaine scored twice and assisted on another goal for Crater.

LaFontaine tallied at the three-minute mark off a pass from Tessa Austermuehle, and it remained 1-0 till the second half.

LaFontaine converted a Courtney Ratty pass into a goal at the 56th minute, then LaFontaine found Kasidy Reina for a goal at the 65th minute.

Reina scored her second goal at the 75-minute mark, getting an assist from Cortney Stoner.

Crater, which outshot Ashland 15-6 and had a 6-3 edge in corner kicks, is 5-2-2, 1-2 in the SOC.

ROSEBURG 1, EAGLE POINT 0 ' At Roseburg, Carly Godard scored the game's lone goal to lead Roseburg.

Godard broke up the scoreless tie in the 35th minute as the Indians improved to 4-5-1 overall and 1-2 in conference play. Eagle Point fell to 0-3 in the SOC.

Inside back Val Groshong spearheaded Roseburg's defensive attack that limited the Eagles to three shots, while the Indians attempted 25.


CRATER 1, ASHLAND 0, shootout '

At Ashland, Josh Smith punched through the game-winning shot in a sudden-death shootout to give Crater a thrilling SOC win.

Crater keeper Tomas Iboa, who turned away several shots in the second half of regulation, knocked away the Ashland attempt in the shootout to set up Smith's goal.

The Grizzlies (1-2 SOC) held a 22-11 advantage in shots on goal during a scoreless regulation, but couldn't crack Iboa.Crater improved to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the SOC.

GRANTS PASS 3, NORTH MEDFORD — ' Luis Cabrera scored off a crossing pass from Jeremy Bilodeau to give North Medford its only scoring effort in the Southern Oregon Conference loss at Hoffbuhr Field.

Cabrera's volley from 12 yards out evened the match at 1-all in the 26th minute.

Sten Erikson had scored earlier off a deflection for Grants Pass, which got two second-half goals to secure the victory.

North dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in SOC play.

ROSEBURG 6, EAGLE POINT ' At Eagle Point, Jon Sanders scored two goals to lead Roseburg to its first SOC win.

Ryan Russell, Sanders, Taylor Stone and Mark Wheeler each had first-half goals for a 4-0 lead.

Sanders notched his second goal to put the Indians (1-2 SOC) up 5-0 and Quinton Clark kicked home the final score.

Javan Inget and Richie Cruz had solid games for Eagle Point (1-5, 0-3 SOC).