Brown's two goals fuel Cascade over St. Mary's
Sarah Brown was moved up to the offensive end of the field this season and it has paid dividends for Cascade Christian.
The Challengers used a pair of goals by Brown to defeat rival St. Mary's 2-1 in a District 6 girls soccer defensive struggle at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park Tuesday.
The victory in regulation breaks a string of three straight overtime matches for Cascade Christian (6-2 District 6). The Challengers extended their winning streak to three matches, following back-to-back overtime victories over Hidden Valley and Phoenix.
Brown broke a 1-1 tie at the 25th minute of the second half when she took a pass from Stephanie Cotta and beat St. Mary's defender Liz Tribelhorn to the ball. Brown put a shot into the low left side of the net from about 12-15 yards out for the winning tally.
St. Mary's was trying to play an offside trip, Cascade Christian coach Craig Warren said. On this occasion it backfired on them. Our midfielder (Cotta) played the ball and timed it just right to a space about 15 yards in front of Sarah (Brown).
St. Mary's grabbed the initial lead 26 minutes into the contest on a long-range shot by Rene Huizinga, which bounced over the head of junior goalkeeper Katie Stieglitz.
— Brown tied the match in the 33rd minute off a through pass from Molly Gathercoal.
(Brown) is a bigger girl and knows how to use her body to shield the ball, said Warren. She positions herself well.
The two goals give Brown, a junior forward, a league-high 11 on the season.
In the opening half, each team was credited with two shots apiece.
The game was basically being played at the midfield, said Warren. Neither team was connecting on very many passes. We started passing better in the second half. It looked more like kickball in the first half and soccer in the second.
The Challengers had six shots after intermission, while the Crusaders did not get a shot on goal.
Sweeper Jessica Urton led the Cascade defensive line along with Kim Woodhead and Natasha Gerig.
Our defense played well as a unit today, said Warren. They are really clicking together.
PHOENIX 2, HENLEY 0 ' At Talent, Marci Klimek cleaned up around the goal by depositing two rebounds to lift Phoenix to 5-2 in District 6.
Klimek, a junior forward, scored at the 37th and 73rd minutes.
Her first goal came after Henley keeper Chelsea Hornbeck stopped a hard shot. Klimek shot once into Hornbeck, then redirected it again into the net.
The second goal, at the 73rd minute, came after Kim Novak worked the ball upfield for 20 yards, then fired a 25-yard shot that caromed off Hornbeck. Klimek was there for the follow.
Henley dropped to 3-4.
ROGUE RIVER 2, MAZAMA 0 ' At Rogue River, Angie Cashera scored a goal and assisted on another as Rogue River recorded its first District 6 win of the season.
Chashera gave the Chieftains (1-6 league) a 1-0 lead at the half and Angela Viens cashed in off an assist by Cashera in the second half.
Mazama fell to 0-8 in District 6 play.
HIDDEN VALLEY 2, NORTH VALLEY — ' At Murphy, Denise Towell scored the winning goal for Hidden Valley (5-2 Dist. 6) when she took a pass from Kayla Flick up the middle and scored from 8 yards out six minutes into the second half.
It was North Valley's first loss.
Emily Morehouse gave the Knights (6-1 Dist. 6) a 1-0 lead about 7&
189; minutes into the match off a crossing pass from Shea Miller.
Hidden Valley tied the score one minute later on Bailey Southern's direct kick from about 35 yards just under the crossbar on the far post.
North Valley outshot the Mustangs, 12-5.
Southern Oregon Conference
CRATER 8, EAGLE POINT — ' At Central Point, Janelle Stoner notched a whopping six assists as the Comets rolled to the SOC triumph, their second as the first half of league play ended.
Stoner contributed to two goals as the Comets built a 4-0 halftime lead, then helped on all of the scores in the second half.
Andi Bagdan, Emily Brookins and Rachael Smith each had two scores for Crater, and Courtney Ratty and Courtney Stoner each had one.
Melissa Bronkhorst scored Eagle Point's goal in the second half with an assist from Andie Wilkinson.
KLAMATH UNION 3, ASHLAND 0 '
At Klamath Falls, junior Ellie Casey took care of all the scoring duties for Klamath Union by posting a hat trick against Ashland.
Casey scored first off an assist by Katie Gilbert who sent a crossing pass from the outside in the 21st minute.
Still with a 1-0 lead after the half, Casey went to work one-on-one in the 48th minute with Ashland's replacement goalkeeper for her second score. Casey beat the keeper again with a shot to the corner of the net as Claire Edwards assisted her in the final minutes of the match.
The Grizzlies outshot Klamath Union 23-7 but couldn't find the net as Pelican keeper Kira Clark posted her first shutout of the season with 15 saves.
The Pelicans are now 3-4 in Southern Oregon Conference play while Ashland fell to 2-5.
GRANTS PASS 2, ROSEBURG — ' At Grants Pass, Courtney Cameron scored both Grants Pass goals ' both were unassisted ' as the Cavers posted the SOC upset.
Roseburg dropped to 5-2. Grants Pass is 3-4.
Cameron, a junior outside midfielder, gave GP a cushion early, scoring four minutes into the contest. She padded the lead two minutes after halftime.
Roseburg, coming off a big win over North Medford, got on the board in the 73rd minute when Kaitlin Estabrook found a corner of the net from the 18-yard box. Carli Godard assisted.