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Grizzlies edge Comets in overtime

CENTRAL POINT — It took a little while, but Ashland finally broke through against host Crater in Southern Sky Conference girls soccer Saturday at Dutch Meyer Field.

After neither team could find the net in regulation play, Ashland senior Carolyn Thomas tallied twice in overtime to boost her team to a key 2-0 road win.

The Grizzlies improved to 4-0 in SSC play and 5-5 overall with the win, while Crater dropped to 3-6 overall and 2-1 in league play.

Thomas snapped the scoreless tie five minutes into the first 10-minute overtime period, taking a feed from Kai Yearsley and then dribbling downfield before finally directing a shot into the goal.

In the second overtime period, Crater altered its offensive scheme to press forward but couldn't capitalize. Thomas' second goal came from close range on a rebound effort after a shot by Yearsley. During a scrum for the loose ball near the goal with a host of Grizzlies and Comets, Thomas found a small window to poke the ball into the net.

EAGLE POINT 2, KLAMATH UNION 1 — At Eagle Point, Cassi Boykin and Erica Rasor each scored in the second half to rally Eagle Point to its first Southern Sky Conference victory.

Klamath Union took a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute following a corner kick that deflected off an Eagle Point defender. Elizabeth Albertson was credited with the goal.

Boykin scored about 15 minutes into the second half on a high left-footed shot to the far post from 25 yards out, and Rasor put the Eagles (3-4, 1-2 SSC) on top on a 20-yard direct kick to the upper corner of the goal.

Goalkeeper Marissa O'Connor and defender Lindsay Marsh played pivotal roles for EP, according to head coach Stephanie Pogue.

Southwest Conference

NORTH MEDFORD 3, GRANTS PASS 0 — Allie Gould, Sarah Chambers and Kate Folsom each scored for host North Medford at Hoffbuhr Field.

Gould started the scoring in the second minute off an assist by Becca Allen. Chambers then added a goal in the 33rd to give the Black Tornado (5-3, 3-1 SWC) a 2-0 halftime lead.

Folsom tallied the final goal in the 71st minute after the Grants Pass goalkeeper dropped the ball.

District 6

ST. MARY'S 7, NORTH VALLEY 1 — Sophomore midfielder Anna Thorndike had a part in the first four goals for District 6-leading St. Mary's.

The Crusaders (8-0-1, 8-0 Dist. 6) grabbed a 3-0 halftime lead.

Mackenzie Krieser opened the scoring in the fourth minute off an assist from Thorndike. Then Thorndike bent a corner kick into the net for a 2-0 advantage in the 17th minute.

Sarah Seus scored the first of her two goals in the 27th minute. Thorndike passed the ball to Seus at the top corner of the box and the senior forward finished close to the net.

Thorndike scored again early in the second half before Mia Robles boomed in a shot from 25 yards for North Valley's lone goal.

The Crusaders final three goals came from Krieser, Liz Barnum and Seus.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1, ROGUE RIVER 0 — At Rogue River, Brooke Barlow ran onto a cross from Kaitlyn Emard and stuffed the ball into the corner of the net from 6 yards out in the 68th minute to earn the District 6 triumph.

Cascade Christian coach Mick Power commended midfielder Becky Eustace on her controlling play, while Jenna George earned the shutout in goal for the Challengers (4-4, 4-4 Dist. 6).

HENLEY 8, PHOENIX 1 — At Klamath Falls, Jordan Scholer scored two goals in each half and Claire Whitmore added three second-half goals to lead Henley.

McKenzie Legg scored in the 38th minute for Phoenix (1-6 Dist. 6), which trailed 3-1 at halftime.

Ally Fahner also scored for Henley.

HIDDEN VALLEY 9, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 — At Murphy, nine different players scored for Hidden Valley in the District 6 rout, including eight in the first 24 minutes of the match.

Ashley Hart got things going 26 seconds into play, and Rachelle Flick scored 42 seconds later.

Raychel Clark, Shelbi Benson, Jaime Ball and Dana Powell also scored within the first 11 minutes, with Katie Figoni and Bry Black also finding the net in the first half. Cedar Wilkening scored on a header off an assist by Hart in the second half to cap the scoring.

Clark and Ball also earned assists for the Mustangs (7-2, 6-2 Dist. 6).