Hanlin steps up for North with two goals
Minus its top goal scorer, the North Medford boys soccer team had to look elsewhere for offense.
Jason Hanlin was more than happy to fill that role.
The junior scored two goals as the Black Tornado held on for a 2-1 victory over Roseburg at Hoffbuhr Field on Saturday.
North is now in a three-way tie with South Medford and Ashland atop the Southern Oregon Conference at 4-1. Roseburg dropped to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
Hanlin was subbing for Luis Cabrera, who was attending to a personal matter in California.
— Jason came up off the bench and gave us some energy, said Tornado coach Rich Garcia, who was also missing starting fullback Garrett Steeley with mononucleosis. He was very aggressive out there.
Senior midfielder Max Brown had a hand in both scores.
In the seventh minute, Brown played the ball out wide and ripped a shot into the box. Roseburg goalkeeper Cuyler Zeigler deflected the attempt and Hanlin was right there to drive in the game's initial goal.
Brown instigated another score in the 54th minute. His header over the Indian defense wound up in the net for a 2-0 lead courtesy of Hanlin's left-footed blast.
Roseburg countered with a Juan Carlos Rodriguez goal in the 63rd minute off an assist from Francisco Irazoqui, but the North defense was able to hold off a late flurry of shots.
I thought we started very sluggish, said Roseburg coach Steve Kaser. Either that or the fact that (North) was faster than our guys expected. Really, we didn't start playing decent soccer until the 60th minute.
SOUTH MEDFORD 4, CRATER — ' At Spiegelberg Stadium, South Medford overcame a sluggish first half with its first two scores of the season on volleys and improved to 4-1 in the Southern Oregon Conference.
Bret Hamilton and Alex Arazaga tallied at the 11th and 38th minutes ' both on side volleys ' to give the Panthers a 2-0 halftime lead. Arazaga's shot was courtesy of a perfectly played ball from Scotty Marlow over heavy defense.
In the second half, Matt White-Hoppe converted a throw-in by Shane Holiday at the 55th minute, and Marlow tallied unassisted one minute later.
Crater's Joe Harp popped in the Comets' goal at the 70th minute.
South had 12 shots to Crater's four and had a 7-3 edge in corner kicks.
KLAMATH UNION 2, GRANTS PASS 1, Shootout '
At Grants Pass, Klamath Union stopped Grants Pass' second and third attempts in the shootout to improve to 2-3 in the SOC.
After a scoreless regulation, the Cavemen's Blake Perry scored off an assist from Adam Ortiz on a free kick just outside the box in the ninth minute of overtime.
Klamath Union answered in the 91st minute on a penalty kick by Matt Cornochione.
Grants Pass fell to 1-4 in conference play.
ST. MARY'S 5, EAST LINN CHRISTIAN 2 ' Duncan MacDiarmid was at it again for St. Mary's, recording his fourth hat trick as the Crusaders downed the visitor from Lebanon in District — play.
MacDiarmid has 15 goals in unbeaten St. Mary's five games. The Crusaders are 2-0 in league.
MacDiarmid scored twice in the first half, unassisted at the second minute and off a pass from Austin Grant at the 25th minute. Josh Jones' tally with an assist from Eric Melchiori at the 34th minute made it 3-1 at halftime.
MacDiarmid notched an unassisted goal at the 62nd minute, and Grant scored off a pass from Sam Moore at the 69th minute.
St. Mary's, which outshot East Linn 19-6, also got a strong game from freshmen defender Nick DeYarman.
PHOENIX 5, NORTH VALLEY 0 ' At Merlin, Jaime Escobedo and Kyle McKinnis each scored two goals to help Phoenix improve to 5-0 in the Skyline Conference.
Escobedo tallied in the 18th and 29th minutes and McKinnis scored in the 33rd and 58th minutes.
Nathan Bursk tacked on the final goal in the 65th minute, while Aldaro Gonzalez, Uriel Castillo, Aaron Detrick and Escobedo each assisted on goals.
HIDDEN VALLEY 9, ROGUE RIVER 2 ' At Rogue River, Joe Guevara scored four goals and Chris Chapman had two goals and two assists to lead Hidden Valley to the Skyline Conference win.
The Mustangs (3-2, 2-2 Skyline) led 6-1 at halftime.
Also for Hidden Valley, Kyle Lumsden had a goal and two assists; Dylan Quinlan had a goal and an assist; Zach Hannah had two assists; Steven Shafer scored a goal; and Ryan Phealan and Shay Campbell had assists.
Rogue River's tallies came from Adam Fuller in the second minute and Sean Adani at the 45th minute.