North win jumbles top of standings
North Medford didn't change its position in the Southwest Conference girls soccer standings when it defeated Sheldon, 2-1, to end the regular season Saturday at Hoffbuhr Field.
But it jostled the top of ledger.
The Black Tornado's Becca Allen scored the game winner with one minute to play after a shot caromed off the Sheldon keeper.
The Irish loss and a win by Roseburg left those two teams tied for first place with 7-3 records. They'll meet Tuesday in a league playoff.
North Medford (5-5) placed fourth and will visit Three Rivers League champion West Linn Saturday.
The Black Tornado's winning tally came after McKenna Storey's free kick following a hand ball. When it bounced off the keeper, Allen deposited it from 5 yards out.
"That was pretty opportunistic, being in the right place at the right time," said North Medford coach Rich Garcia. "That's what you always talk about."
Sheldon had a last-ditch attempt to tie it, but goalie Kendra McMillen made a fine foot save in slippery conditions as an Irish shot was still in the air.
"That last minute seemed like five minutes," said Garcia. "It was a really good, athletic play by her (McMillen)."
Sarah Chambers passed to Rachel Arappagis for the first Black Tornado score with 28 seconds left in the first half. Sheldon's Taylor Housley tied it midway through the second half.
ROSEBURG 2, SOUTH MEDFORD 1, OT — At Roseburg, Beka Lofstedt scored the winning goal eight minutes into the second overtime period.
Roseburg's victory coupled with North Medford's win over Sheldon ties the Indians for the SWC championship with the Irish.
Regulation ended in a scoreless tie.
All three goals came within a 31/2-minute span in the second 10-minute overtime period.
Shae Yuma gave the Indians (10-5, 7-3 SWC) the initial lead when she cleaned up a loose ball near the net.
South Medford (2-10-2, 2-6-2 SWC) answered on a goal by Lauren Miller that came off a corner kick.
Lofstedt boomed a shot from about 50 yards that bounced in front of the goal then over the head of Panthers goalie Morgan Bell.
SOUTH EUGENE 1, GRANTS PASS 0 — At Eugene, Kelsie Lee scored in the second half to guide South Eugene to the victory.
Grants Pass, which finished third in the Southwest Conference at 5-4-1, will host a first-round game next Saturday against Lake Oswego.
Southern Sky Conference
CRATER 2, EAGLE POINT 0 — At Central Point, Torri Noon got Crater off to a good start by netting the first goal in the tenth minute thanks to the assist by Taylor McGee.
Mikayla Hickman added a goal for the Comets.
Good work defensively by Amber Parker and goalkeeper Sierra Bitterling ensured the shutout for Crater.
ST. MARY'S 9, ROGUE RIVER 0 — At Rogue River, Mckenzie Krieser scored a hat trick in the first 22 minutes as St. Mary's secured sole possession of the District 6 championship for the second consecutive year.
The Crusaders (13-1-1, 13-1 Dist. 6) led 8-0 at halftime.
Anna Thorndike scored two goals, while Hannah Norton and Sarah Seus each added one goal and one assist. Sarah Bennion and Ellie Gambee also added goals for St. Mary's.
St. Mary's will host a Class 4A/3A/2A/1A second-round state playoff match on Nov. 7.
NORTH VALLEY 4, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0 — At Merlin, Megan Knitter had a goal and two assists in the regular-season finale.
North Valley (9-5) placed fourth and Cascade Christian (6-8) fifth in District 6, and they'll meet again in a league playoff Tuesday on the Knights' field.
North Valley took a 3-0 first-half lead, with Trisha Durham and Autumn Diaz adding scores on passes from Knitter. Durham assisted on Knitter's goal to start the scoring in the 31st minute.
Nicole Goens took a feed from Natalie Goens for the Knights' final score in the 42nd minute.
Natalie Goens and Jasmine Ferros combined for the shutout.
HENLEY 8, ILLINOIS VALLEY 1 — At Klamath Falls, Ally Sahner, Claire Whitmore and Kelsey Hicks each recorded two goals for Henley.
Brittany Otero also scored.
Laurissa Pausaga scored the lone goal for Illinois Valley.
Henley finished third in the District 6 Conference and will participate in the conference playoffs this Tuesday in Klamath Falls.
HIDDEN VALLEY 7, PHOENIX 0 — At Murphy, Dana Powell scored three goals and had two assists to lead host Hidden Valley.
Jennifer Carter scored two goals, and Rachelle Flick and Jaine Ball each added a score for the Mustangs.
Hidden Valley hosts a Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state playoff first-round game next Saturday.