Lockett secures win for Phoenix
TALENT ' Crater came on aggressively late in the game but could never overcome a Phoenix first-half score in non-conference boys soccer at Hagler-James Park Tuesday.
Jason Lockett's goal 22 minutes into the game proved to be the difference in the 1-0 outcome.
The senior midfielder took a pass from Kyle McKinnis and converted from 20 yards out.
We had a nice speedy attack going, Phoenix coach Dennis Flenner said. Their goalie came out on Kyle and he tossed it in the middle. Lockett didn't have much time to put his foot on it, but he hit a rocket.
The Pirates (1-0) outshot the Comets 8-1 in the opening half and 12-6 for the game.
— We felt pretty comfortable throughout the game until the last 10 minutes, said Flenner. They really picked it up in the second half. In the last 10 minutes they were putting the heat on us and we were running out of gas.
Junior Jonathan Rowden made four saves in the net for Phoenix.
They really wanted to get something in the net and really came at us, said Flenner. (Rowden) made some great saves. He got roughed up in the process, but didn't back down.
The Pirates received strong play on the defensive end from Brian Bones and Nathan Bursk.
SOUTH SALEM 3, ASHLAND — ' At Salem, Ashland (1-2) hit the opening score before South Salem answered with three first-half goals.
Austin Buell converted for the Grizzlies near the front of the goal mouth off a pass from Rick Ferguson at the eighth minute.
The Saxons tied the match at the 15th minute on a goal by Dillon Powers.
South Salem (2-1) added other goals in the first half from Brendan McBrien and Francisco Martinez.
Ashland coach Eisa Tiaa Tutu praised the performances of junior goalie Justin Greenberg, strikers Ferguson and Fabian Garcia and senior sweeper Evan Dahlquest.
MARSHFIELD 12, EAGLE POINT 0 ' At Eagle Point, Eagle Point's young, inexperienced team dropped to 0-3 in the nonconference match.
Tommy Provost, at sweeper for the first time, played well for the Eagles, and Michael Sweeney was aggressive in goal.
GRANTS PASS 3, COTTAGE GROVE — ' At Grants Pass, Cottage Grove got on the board first before the Cavemen used goals by Chris Korbulic, Colin Hackett and Adam Ortiz to win the nonconference match.
Grants Pass, which got assists from Hackett and Aaryn Walsh, led 3-1 at halftime.
ELMIRA 3, NORTH VALLEY — ' At Merlin, Braner Dantas scored all three goals for Elmira in the nonconference match.
Robert Navarro tallied for North Valley (0-2) in the 49th minute, depositing a 35-yarder to the far post when he caught the keeper cheating over.
The Knights also got strong play from goalie Chad Matthews and Ben Maue, who went to sweeper in the second half. Cory Pollard, at right fullback, also shined.
North Valley got off more shots, 11-5.
MARIST 3, HIDDEN VALLEY — ' At Murphy, Danny Rishard scored in the 64th minute to pull Hidden Valley to within one goal in the nonconference game, but Marist sealed the outcome five minutes later.
Rishard's score came off an assist from Tim Chaffee for the Mustangs, who trailed 1-0 at halftime.
Hidden Valley goalie Jake Supola played well, as did defenders Shay Campbell and Torrent Saunders.
NORTH MEDFORD 0, SOUTH EUGENE 0 ' At Eugene, the two teams played to a draw in a physical, nonconference match.
The Black Tornado, 1-0-1 overall, got strong play from defenders Emily Hanson and Jennifer Standifer, midfielders Christine Tacha and Kadi Driver and goalie Caitlin Seeley. Stephanie Mendenhall was strong on offense.
ROSEBURG 9, MARSHFIELD 0 ' At Coos Bay, junior forward Carli Godard had a hat trick and Haley Jones added two goals to pace Roseburg to the non-conference rout.
Allison Rader, Michelle Davis, Kimmy Foster and Kaitlin Estabrook chipped in one goal apiece for the Indians, now 2-1 on the season.
Roseburg had 42 shots on goal to zero for the host Pirates.
ASHLAND 1, HIDDEN VALLEY — ' At Ashland, both teams scored in the first half of the non-conference match.
Ashland struck first on a goal by Danya Rose-Markle at the 10:30 mark.
Hidden Valley (2-0-1) tied the match at the 27th minute when Nina Jaramillo's pass split two defenders and freshman Kayla Flick won a one-one-one battle with the Ashland goalie.
The Mustangs received strong play from freshman goalie Melissa Henner and defenders Amber Jones, Ashley Elledge and Bailey Southern.
KLAMATH UNION 6, MAZAMA 0 ' At Klamath Falls, Jenna Fay scored two goals and Claire Edwards scored once and assisted on two others as host Klamath Union won the nonconference match.
The Pelicans (1-1), who also got a goal and an assist from Ellie Casey, led 4-0 at halftime.
Klamath's other scores came from Ashley Wendt and Tawnie Taylor.
ST. MARY'S 3, CASCADE CHRISTIAN — ' St. Mary's rallied from a second-half deficit to win the nonconference season- opener on its own field.
After Cascade Christian's Michelle Messenger scored 1&
189; minutes into the second half, St. Mary's Shelsea Rawson tied it when she followed in Katie Sinner's deflected shot at the 44th minute.
Renee Huizinga had a part in the next two Crusader goals, scoring at the 53-minute mark off a pass from Rachel Batzer, then assisting on Kayla Eichmer's powerful shot from outside the box at the 66th minute.
NORTH VALLEY 2, COTTAGE GROVE — ' At Merlin, Shea Miller scored one goal and assisted on another as the Knights won the nonconference match.
Miller passed to Kayla Wilhelm for the first goal at the 19th minute, then scored the game-winner at the 50th minute off a pass from Rachel Rockwell.