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Klimek helps Phoenix pull away from Blanchet

TALENT ' Friday's nonconference tilt between Blanchet and the Phoenix girls soccer team wasn't a show in elegance.

The final score, however, proved to be a thing of beauty for the Pirates.

Marci Klimek tallied two goals as fifth-ranked Phoenix slowly pulled away for a 3-0 victory.

We got off to a slow start and didn't look really sharp out there, said Phoenix coach John Doty. We just couldn't string passes together to get anything going for an extended period of time.

— But we managed to keep the ball on the correct half of the field for most of the game.

Phoenix dominated the action without much to show for it early on.

Klimek managed to clean up after a scrum near the Blanchet box in the 12th minute.

Larrisa Wiltrout's attempt on goal bounded off the Blanchet keeper and Klimek was there to mop up and hand the Pirates a 1-0 advantage that held up through the first half.

Kat Cox cushioned the Phoenix lead in the 58th minute with a straight-on laser shot from 22 yards out.

Klimek scored again off a rebound following a shot by Sarah Kieffer to produce the final margin.

The Pirates (2-2) also won the battle in shots by a 16-8 margin.

Phoenix goalkeeper Jaclyn Unruh recorded her first shutout of the season with seven saves.


BUTTE FALLS WINS TWO MATCHES ' At Silver Lake, Brianna Smeltz led Butte Falls to two match victories over North Lake in Skyline A action. The scores were 25-9, 25-11, 25-19 and 25-12, 25-15, 25-11.

Smeltz, a senior setter, finished with 16 aces, eight digs and 37 assists, while sophomore middle Mickie Burns had three blocks and was the Loggers' most efficient hitter with a 13-of-27 effort.

Butte Falls (6-6, 4-0 Sky A) finished the two matches with 44 aces.

Girls Water Polo

ASHLAND 18, MARIST — ' At Eugene, Ursula Barton scored six goals and Michelle Smith and Ashley Roda each added four as Ashland cruised to victory.

Julia Coke notched a pair of goals and Chani Little and Hannah Bergstrom each tacked on one apiece to help the Grizzlies improve to 3-0 on the season.

Goalkeeper Corinna Morrison stopped 10 shots during the win.