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North Medford loses in shootout to West Linn

WEST LINN — North Medford played with confidence against Three Rivers League champion West Linn in a Class 6A girls soccer first-round playoff game Saturday.

But West Linn defeated the Black Tornado 2-1 in a shootout to advance into the Round of 16 on Tuesday.

"We weren't scared of them," said North Medford coach Rich Garcia. "We outplayed them at times. We had them on the ropes."

After regulation ended in a 1-all tie, neither team could put the ball in the net during two 10-minute overtime periods.

In the shootout, North made four of five penalty kicks but the Lions failed to miss and came away with the victory. McKenna Storey, Amber Black, Sarah Chambers and Kendra McMillan all converted in the shootout for the Black Tornado.

North Medford grabbed the initial lead when Black broke a scoreless tie four minutes into the second half with a goal on a header off a corner kick by Storey.

West Linn's goal came on a penalty kick mid-way through the second period.

North Medford received excellent performances from sophomore midfielder Becca Allen and junior sweeper Alex Kummer.

"There was a lot of good play by both teams," said Garcia. They had chances and we had chances. We didn't back down."

North Medford, the No. 4 seed from the Southwest Conference, completed the season with a 7-8 record.

ROSEBURG 1, SANDY 0 — At Roseburg, Hannah Russo curved in a corner kick with four minutes remaining in the second overtime session to provide the winning score for host Roseburg.

The Indians, who outshot Sandy, 27-5, advance to the second round Tuesday at South Salem.

LAKE OSWEGO 1, GRANTS PASS 0 — At Grants Pass, the Lake Oswego goal came in the last minute of the first half on a miscommunication at the defensive end by Grants Pass at Mel Ingram Field.

Grants Pass, the Southwest Conference No. 3 seed, received determined efforts from Kara Rawlings, Jessica Bath, Miranda Cruz, Keeili Morse, Katie Jenista, and Lauren Cereda.

The Cavers finished the season at 8-6-1.

Class 4A/3A/2A

NORTH VALLEY 2, MOLALLA 1 — At Molalla, North Valley's goal by Lauren Crawford at the 39th minute proved to be the game winner.

North Valley took the lead in the 11th minute on Trisha Durham' goal.

Five minutes later, Molalla drew even five minutes later as Claire Thomas scored on an assist by Taylor Fletcher.

Mia Robles assisted on the Knights decisive goal.

North Valley will play at Brookings-Harbor on Tuesday.

HIDDEN VALLEY 7, LA GRANDE 0 — At Murphy, Richelle Flick recorded five goals for Hidden Valley.

Dana Powell and Ashley Hart also scored for the Mustangs. Powell also had two assists and Flick had one.

Hidden Valley, a two-time state champion, will play defending state champion Philomath in Corvallis Tuesday.