Black Tornado blanks Crater in boys soccer
CENTRAL POINT — Jesus Solorio contributed one goal and two assists as North Medford defeated Crater 4-0 in Southern Oregon Hybrid boys soccer Tuesday at Dutch Meyer Field.
The Black Tornado (2-1-1, 1-1 SOH) led 3-0 at halftime.
Brandon Schoenmann scored the opening goal in the 17th minute when the senior midfielder volleyed in a free kick by Solorio.
About five minutes later, freshman Bennie Torres one-timed a pass from Edgar Lizardo into the side of the net from 12 yards.
Danny Formolo then took a through ball from Solorio behind the Comet defense and scored from 16 yards out to complete the first-half scoring.
A determined individual effort by Solorio, a junior forward, accounted for the game's final goal.
"(Solorio) works really hard and does a good job of changing speed and direction," North Medford coach Dan Torrey said.
Solorio is North's offensive leader with five goals and four assists this season.
The Black Tornado defensive line of Jorge Jimenez, Kyle Lipscomb, Arturo Torres and Bennie Torres allowed Crater (0-4, 0-2 SOH) just two shots on goal and registered their second shutout of the year.
"Our defense played extremely hard and did a much better job of marking up," said Torrey. "We were able to move the ball around. We probably had about 60 percent of the possession."
Sophomore Brently Sturm played well defensively for the Comets (0-4, 0-2 SOH), Crater head coach Jason Licato said.
ROSEBURG 3, SOUTH MEDFORD 0 — At Roseburg, undefeated Roseburg (4-0, 2-0 SOH) scored two goals in the first eight minutes at Finlay Field.
Matt Ungerman gave the Indians a 1-0 lead four minutes into the game. Luke Hammer scored the first of his two goals about four minutes later, and added an insurance score in the 70th minute.
In the second half, South Medford (1-3-1, 0-1 SOH) demonstrated a spirited effort and good ball control.
ASHLAND 4, GRANTS PASS 1 — At Ashland, Neil Presicci had a goal and an assist and Dakota Wolff scored twice as Ashland muscled its way to a victory over Grants Pass (2-1-1) in what turned out to be a bump-filled, bruising Southern Oregon Hybrid battle at Ashland Middle School.
Presicci blasted home the first goal of the match when he cashed in on a free kick just outside the box in the 26th minute, and Wolff headed in Vidal Reyes' cross in the opening minute of the second half to give the Grizzlies (3-1) an insurmountable 3-0 lead.
EAGLE POINT 3, HENLEY 3 — At Eagle Point, Henley's Sam Johnson scored his second breakaway goal with one minute left to forge the nonconference tie.
Eagle Point (1-3-1) took a 2-1 halftime lead on goals by Cesar Espinoza — after a Tyler Van Dyke shot caromed off the keeper's hands — in the ninth minute and by Freddy Deras in the 31st.
Van Dyke put the Eagles up 3-1 a minute into the second half when he finished after a shot by Jose Lopez-Ramirez was deflected.
Eagle Point goalkeeper Juan De la Cruz had several nice saves on his birthday.
ST. MARY'S 0, MAZAMA 0 — St. Mary's sophomore goalkeeper Derek Reynolds and junior defender Noah Kotler were forces in keeping Mazama scoreless, and junior forward Harrison Leep was aggressive on the attack for the Crusaders (2-1-2) at U.S. Cellular.
St. Mary's controlled the game in both halves, said coach Paul Coughlin, but couldn't find the net.
PLEASANT HILL 2, ROGUE RIVER 0 — At Rogue River, Pleasant Hill's Travis Griffiths scored goals in the second and 74th minutes in the nonconference match.
The Chieftains' Tyler Donahue was strong in goal and stopped a penalty kick in the first half.
Rogue River is 2-4.
GRANTS PASS 2, ASHLAND 0 — At Grants Pass, Kara Rawlings and Presley Boris scored goals for Grants Pass (2-2, 0-1 SOH).
Rawlings scored in the 33rd minute off a corner kick by Lauren Sereta.
Keeli Morse beat several Ashland defenders and fed Boris for a close-in goal after intermission.
HENLEY 8, EAGLE POINT 2 — At Klamath Falls, Madi Nahss had a goal and an assist for Eagle Point (0-5).
Nahss' corner kick led to a goal by Kaylee Tuttle late in the first half, which ended with Henley in front 6-1.
Nahss boomed in a shot from 30 yards in the first 10 minutes of the second period.
Jordan Scholer scored three goals and Allie Fahner two for Henley.
ROSEBURG 2, SOUTH MEDFORD 0 — Danni Buechley scored goals in the ninth and 59th minutes to lead Roseburg at Spiegelberg Stadium.
Brooke Strawn and Beka Lofstedt had the assists for the Indians (2-2, 2-0 Southern Oregon Hybrid). Goalkeeper Lindsey Namanny made 17 saves for the Panthers (0-4, 0-2 SOH).
ST. MARY'S 2, MAZAMA 2 — At Klamath Falls, Mackenzie Krieser and Anna Thorndike each scored for St. Mary's.
Krieser scored in the 25th minute on a left-footed blast to the far post, but the Crusaders (4-0-1) gave one back 10 minutes later on an own goal.
Mazama's Hannah Reynolds scored in the 39th minute, and Thorndike tied it in the 54th with a chip shot just under the crossbar.