Mustangs muster return to winning ways at Hornets' nest
KLAMATH FALLS ' Losing streaks are foreign to the Hidden Valley boys soccer program.
So when the Mustangs dropped consecutive Skyline Conference matches last week for their first two-game skid in six years, there was some unrest in the Hidden Valley camp.
All returned to normal Thursday, as the Mustangs registered an important, 2-0 victory at Henley to pull into a second-place tie with the Hornets at 5-3 in the Skyline.
Hidden Valley (5-4 overall) owns the tiebreaker by virtue of a sweep of the season series.
— Hidden Valley took a big step in that direction with a goal in each half.
Danny Richard blasted a right-footed shot from eight yards out on the right edge of the penalty box to the left netting in the 35th minute.
At the far post, Joe Guevara headed home Shay Campbell's left-footed cross from the left side in the 44th.
Sweeper Torrent Saunders, left fullback Deryk Matheny, right fullback Skyler Ogden and stopper Nabeil Mustafa led a dominant defensive effort.
PHOENIX 6, MAZAMA 0 ' At Klamath Falls, John Feeney scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Pirates improved to 9-0 in Skyline play.
Feeney gave Phoenix a 2-0 lead going into the half with a shot that snuck around the Mazama goalkeeper from 18 yards out. He also added second-half goals on assists from Cookie Castillo and Noe Fletes.
Freshman Aaron Detrick scored a goal in each half, putting the Pirates on the board in the 11th minute and also scoring in the 52nd.
Jesus Macias earned the shutout in the net, filling in for the injured John Rowden. The Phoenix backfield allowed only three Viking shots on goal.
NORTH VALLEY 2, ROGUE RIVER 0 '
At Rogue River, senior Robert Navarro's two scores and strong play from freshman goalkeeper Chad Matthews lifted North Valley to a Skyline win.
Navarro broke up a scoreless tie on a breakaway early in the second half and added the final goal in the 70th minute off an assisted from Evan Gross.
Matthews recorded his second shutout of the season and made a diving save in the middle of the first half to preserve the scoreless tie.
Seth Glidewell and Philip Lindsay also contributed defensively as the Knights held Rogue River to four shots.
ST. MARY'S 7, MILO ACADEMY 0 '
Junior Josh Jones had a big offensive night with three assists and one score as St. Mary's shut out Milo Academy in nonleague action.
Junior goalkeeper Dylan Bourke anchored the Crusaders' defensive effort with some key saves.
Seniors Michael Staver and Sean Snider each recorded two goals. Staver scored on an assist from junior Duncan MacDiarmid in the eighth minute for the first goal of the game, and Jones assisted Staver in the 31st minute.
PHOENIX 3, KLAMATH UNION 2 ' At Talent, Phoenix, ranked third in the latest Class 3A coaches poll, improved to 2-1 against SOC teams this fall thanks to a brilliant goal with two minutes remaining.
After Jenna Fay's solo effort tied the score in the 74th minute for Klamath Union, the Pirates (7-2) responded in the 78th.
From the left corner of the penalty box, Kelly Riley played a square pass to Sarah Kieffer, who one-touched diagonally to Larrisa Wiltrout. The senior forward one-timed a left-footed laser from eight yards out on the left side to the right side-netting.
In the first half, Riley scored unassisted in the fourth minute before Kim Lashley's initially saved shot was finished by Chelsea Lundy in the 22nd for t CRATER 11, MARSHFIELD 0 ' At Central Point, Sarah LaFontaine scored a hat trick in the first four minutes to lead Crater in a rout over Marshfield.
The early lead allowed the Comets (9-2) to get their defensive players some front-line action, and sweeper Christine Clark, fullback Jessica Stoner and midfielder Janelle Stoner each scored goals.
ROSEBURG 2, SPRINGFIELD — '
At Roseburg, a pair of late scores helped lift Roseburg to victory in the nonconference match.
Springfield scored early in the first half.
In the 89th minute, the Indians (6-5) finally broke through when Julie Piper assisted Carli Godard to tie the contest at 1-all.
Godard and Piper hooked up again in the 90th minute, this time with Godard on the assist.
HIDDEN VALLEY 3, ROGUE RIVER 0 ' At Murphy, Jill Elder and Kayla Flick each scored a goal and assisted on another during a nonconference match.
Shea Ford opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a header from six yards out off a cross from Elder.
In the 35th, Elder put the Mustangs up 2-0 off an assist from Flick.
Flick scored unassisted in the first minute of the second half to complete the scoring.
Hidden Valley, which held a 26-1 advantage in shots, improved to 9-0-1 overall.