Hidden Valley vanquishes Phoenix girls
MURPHY ' For two seasons the Phoenix High girls soccer team has been unbeatable in District 6 play.
The Pirates took a league winning streak that began in October of 2001 into Tuesday's matchup of unbeatens with Hidden Valley, but couldn't escape unscathed on the final day of league play.
Hidden Valley (13-0-1, 8-0 District 6) scored three times in the first half during a 4-0 victory that clinched the District 6 title for the Mustangs on Tuesday.
Phoenix (10-3, 7-1 District 6) dropped into second place and travels to Eugene for a first-round state-playoff match with Marist, the No. 2 seed from District 5, on Nov. 4. Hidden Valley awaits the No. — seed out of District 8.
Kayla Flick opened the scoring in the 22nd minute for the Mustangs, driving a shot from close range into an empty net.
— I think we had some focus issues, said Phoenix coach John Doty. We just weren't real organized out there.
It's disappointing because of how big this game was.
The Mustangs went up 2-0 in the 30th.
Shea Ford and Phoenix goalkeeper Jaclyn Unruh collided and Jill Elder took advantage with a goal while the net was unoccupied.
Ford sent Hidden Valley into the half with a 3-0 lead with a goal in the 37th.
Ashley Elledge added the final score in the 56th.
In terms of possession it was fairly even, said Doty. We just didn't get shots out of it.
Hidden Valley freshman goalkeeper Melissa Henner made several key stops in the second half en route to her sixth shutout, and the Mustangs produced a 17-10 advantage in shots.
ST. MARY'S 1, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0 ' St. Mary's closed out the regular season with a playoff-clinching win at Hawthorne Park.
The Crusaders (5-3 District 6) took advantage of an own-goal by Cascade Christian just 30 seconds into the second half to secure the win.
Junior Renee Huizinga's cross to Erin Chamberlain was interrupted by a Cascade Christian defender and skipped in for the game's lone score.
ShaLane Wilson stopped 11 shots in goal for the Crusaders.
St. Mary's, the No. 4 team in league play, hosts fifth-place North Valley in the opening round of the district playoffs Thursday.
Cascade Christian, which won the shots-on-goal battle, 12-5, has its season come to an end with a 6-6-2 overall record and a 3-5 mark in District 6.
HENLEY 3, ROGUE RIVER 0 '
At Klamath Falls, Henley (6-2 District 6) secured third place in District 6 with the shutout victory.
Rogue River closed out the season with a 2-6 district record.
NORTH VALLEY 6, MAZAMA 0 ' At Merlin, junior forward Shea Miller scored four goals for North Valley (5-8-1, 4-4 District 6).
Miller registered a hat trick in the first half as the Knights took a 5-0 lead.
Miller scored North Valley's final goal on a header.
Sophomore Kayla Wilhelm added one goal and two assists and freshman Megan McDonald also scored for the Knights.
PHOENIX 6, NORTH VALLEY 0 '
At Talent, Phoenix wrapped up its third straight Skyline title with the rout of North Valley.
The Pirates used a balanced attack in the win, with goals from five different players.
Freshman Aaron Dietrich started an onslaught of three Pirate goals in four minutes with a chip shot and a header in the 12th and 14th minutes. Jason Lockett and Brian Bones assisted on those two goals.
Two minutes later, junior Cookie Castillo dribbled around the North Valley goalie for another score.
Jose Mena assisted senior John Feeney for a left-footed goal in the 28th minute, and later scored a goal of his own in the 41st.
Junior Nathan Bursk scored his first goal of the season in the 65th, with the assist coming from Adam Machado.
Phoenix will play host to two-time defending state champion Junction City in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs on Nov. 4.
HIDDEN VALLEY 5, MAZAMA 0 ' At Klamath Falls, Hidden Valley wrapped up the No. 2 spot in the Skyline and an automatic berth to the Class 3A state playoffs with the rout over the host Vikings.
Senior Danny Richard scored the first two goals for the Mustangs and had a hand in another. The midfielder scored in the 13th and 32nd minutes, and assisted a Jesse Hart goal one minute later.
Stephan Shafer added a goal in the final minutes of play and the Mustangs scored again on a Mazama own goal.
Mazama, which beat the Mustangs in overtime earlier this season, will host the winner of the North Valley-Henley seeding game, with the winner of that match advancing to state as the Skyline's No. — seed.
Hidden Valley will host either LaSalle or Wilsonville on Nov. 4.
HENLEY 3, ROGUE RIVER — ' At Rogue River, Henley wrapped up the No. 4 spot in the Skyline with a win over Rogue River.
The Hornets (7-5 Skyline) jumped to a 2-0 lead on goals by Phillip Pena and Dick Diaz.
The lone Rogue River (2-10) goal came from Jed Dunlap.
Henley will host No. 5 North Valley today in a district seeding game, with the winner traveling to Mazama Thursday with a state playoff berth on the line.
District — Boys
ST. MARY'S 3, UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN — ' At Roseburg, St. Mary's rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to complete district play undefeated.
The Crusaders (13-0, 6-0 District 6) must win a home district playoff game on Thursday against fourth-place East Linn Christian to secure a Class 2A state berth.
Austin Grant and Sean Snider each had a goal and an assist for St. Mary's.
Michael Staver tied the game for the Crusaders at 1-all with a header two minutes into the second half.
St. Mary's outshot UVC, 23-8, and had six corner kicks to three for the Monarchs.