Chambers' goal lifts Tornado girls over Grizzlies
ASHLAND — Sarah Chambers took a through pass from Karissa Dixon and scored in the 53rd minute Tuesday as North Medford opened the girls soccer season with a 1-0 victory.
Chambers scored from 12 yards out.
Ashland dominated the first half and led in shots on goal, 11-3. But the Black Tornado, buoyed by strong play by center midfielder McKenna Storey and a dominant performance by two-time all-conference goalkeeper Kendra McMillen, made its presence felt in the second half.
McMillen made 10 saves, including six that could have been goals, said North Medford coach Rich Garcia.
Garcia took over for his daughter, Lu Crenshaw, this year after three seasons as her assistant.
EAGLE POINT 6, LA PINE 1 — At Eagle Point, freshman Madison Nahss had two goals and an assist in Eagle Point's nonconference season opener.
Both Nahss' goals came in the first 28 minutes, and the Eagles got another score from Tiffany Burke to lead 3-1 at halftime. Other EP goals were by Marissa O'Connor, on a corner-kick header, Sarah Lilley and Erica Rasor.
Haylie Winner headed the Eagles' defense, which got strong play in the back from Nicole Nunez and Lindsay Marsh.
GRANTS PASS 3, CRATER 1 — At Central Point, Jessica Bath and Kara Rawlings each scored on penalty kicks for Grants Pass in the fifth and 58th minutes, respectively, at Anhorn Field.
Jessica Jordan's goal in the 11th minute gave the Cavers a 2-0 lead.
Emily Walker scored for Crater in the 24th minute on a header following a free kick by Amber Parker.
SUMMIT 5, ROSEBURG 1 — At Bend, Roseburg played Summit to a scoreless first half.
The Storm opened the second half with two unanswered goals before Emma Krnacik tallied the Indians' lone score.
ST. MARY'S 8, NORTH VALLEY 3 — At Merlin, junior forward McKenzie Krieser scored three goals and added two assists for St. Mary's in their District 6 opener at Knights Coliseum.
North Valley (0-1, 0-1 Dist. 6) had the Crusaders on their heels early, but St. Mary's exploded for three goals in a five-minute span to take control.
In the 20th minute, Abby Steinsiek scored off a through ball from Krieser. Then four minutes later the same pair reversed rolls, with Steinsiek setting up Krieser. Steinsiek tallied a minute later off a feed from Sarah Seus to give St. Mary's a 3-0 lead.
Anna Thorndike picked off a punt and scored on a breakaway to put St. Mary's ahead 4-0.
In the second half, Krieser tallied twice and Thorndike and Seus once.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3, ROGUE RIVER 0 — Kaitlyn Emard scored twice and her sister, Lauren, added the other tally for Cascade Christian at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Kaitlyn Emard's first goal came in the 34th minute off an assist by Courtney Hurd, and she tacked on another in the 62nd minute off a pass by Chrisanna Hoppes.
Lauren Emard scored unassisted in the 47th minute, and Jenna George made three saves to post the shutout in goal.
- HENLEY 8, PHOENIX 0 — At Talent, Henley broke a scoreless tie in the 22nd minute and then the floodgates opened as the visiting Hornets managed a 7-0 lead by halftime at Hagler-James Field.
- HIDDEN VALLEY 8, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 — At Cave Junction, Dana Powell and Ashley Hart each scored three goals in the runaway District 6 win for Hidden Valley.
Rachelle Flick and Bry Black also tallied for the Mustangs, who led 7-0 at halftime.
Powell, Hart, Flick and Black were joined by Shelbi Benson in notching an assist for HV.
Katie Figoni and Stephanie Carter split time in goal for the Mustangs in posting the shutout.