North Medford girls crushed in opener
BEND — North Medford played Mountain View tight for a half. But the situation got out of hand after intermission and the Black Tornado girls soccer team suffered a 6-0 season-opening defeat.
Mountain View led 1-0 at halftime then scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second period.
"The first half showed me we were ready to play," North Medford coach Rich Garcia said. "We fell flat in the second half. They're a good team and they took advantage of that."
North received strong performances from junior Sarah Chambers and sophomore Kimmy Parker.
Mountain View out-shot North, 9-3.
BEND 4, SOUTH MEDFORD 0 — At Bend, South Medford sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Namanny came up with 15 saves on 25 shots by Bend.
The Panthers (0-2), who trailed 2-0 at halftime, took 10 shots.
South Medford senior forward/midfielder Angie Uribe showed outstanding ball possession.
BEND 1, SOUTH MEDFORD 0 — Bend's Caleb Buzzas scored an unassisted goal in the 60th minute of the nonconference opener at South Medford High.
The Panthers, who lost 12 seniors from last year's team that made it to the Class 6A title game, found their rhythm and applied pressure in the second half but couldn't muster a score. Most of their 10 shots came after halftime.
NORTH MEDFORD 0, MOUNTAIN VIEW 0 — North Medford junior goalie Conner Ginder made a pivotal block on a penalty kick to help preserve the shutout at North Medford High.
Ginder stopped the Mountain View penalty kick in the 62nd minute, then made a save on the rebound.
North's best scoring chance came from junior forward Jesus Solorio about 16 minutes into the second period. His bending chip shot from inside the 18-yard box went over the head of the Mountain View goalie but bounced off the crossbar.
Senior Kyle Lipscomb led the Black Tornado defense, and Solorio paced the offense with five shots.
GRANTS PASS 2, NORTH EUGENE 1 — At Grants Pass, Dillon Witham scored the game-winner for Grants Pass at Mel Ingram Field. Kevin Wilcox set up the goal with a crossing pass, and Withan finished from 6 yards out.
The Cavemen (1-0-1) went into halftime tied 1-all on Matt Solar's goal off an assist from Beau Manzanares at the 35th minute.
Grants Pass had a 22-9 advantage on shots.
MARIST 1, PHOENIX 0 — At Eugene, Marist's Evan Cooney scored the game's lone goal in the 55th minute from about 15 yards out to lift the Spartans to the nonconference win in Phoenix's season opener.
Jose Jalisco Macias played well at striker for the Pirates, who outshot Marist 9-7 and held a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.