Chambers, Black Tornado battle to tie with GP
North Medford senior Sarah Chambers knocked in the equalizer in the second half as the undefeated Black Tornado girls soccer team finished in a 1-1 tie with Grants Pass after 20 minutes of overtime play at Hoffbuhr Field on Saturday.
Jessica Jordan, who was a constant scoring threat for the Cavers, netted a goal from about 18 yards out in the 10th minute, putting Grants Pass ahead 1-0 in the Southern Oregon Hybrid contest.
Chambers had a response in the 52nd minute, booting in a left-footed shot from about 25 yards out over the outstretched hands of the Caver goalkeeper. North outside midfielder Lelani Webb earned the assist against Grants Pass (3-2-2, 2-1-1 SOH).
"We put a lot of pressure on them but just couldn't get one in there," North Medford head coach Rich Garcia said of the OT session.
Goalkeeper Amanda Tonkin made three tough saves and stopper Tori Foy was productive off the bench.
North (6-0-2, 2-0-2) also tied with South Medford 3-3 last Tuesday.
SOUTH MEDFORD 2, CRATER 0, OT — South Medford junior forward Megan Kapp scored the go-ahead goal three minutes into the second 10-minute overtime session to clinch the Panthers' first Southern Oregon Hybrid win at South Medford High.
Blair Shanklin-Rice offered up the assist to Kapp, who scored from about 12 yards out.
Two minutes later, Ashley Baugh made a far-side run and side-footed in a shot off Shanklin-Rice's second assist.
Goalkeeper Lindsey Namanny made six saves for South (2-3-3, 1-2-1 SOH), while Jessie Thornton was solid in the middle against Crater (1-5-1, 0-4).
KLAMATH UNION 2, PHOENIX 0 — At Talent, Klamath Union came out on top in a defensive battle at Hagler-James Park.
Jackie Gardner's first-half goal gave the Pelicans a 1-0 lead at intermission. Callie Porter added a goal in the the 65th minute to complete the scoring.
For Phoenix (2-2-1, 0-2 Skyline), central defenders Sophia Pankowski and Rosie Bazan played well, while midfielders Crystal Solis and Makayla Scoggins guided the Pirates' offensive attack.
HENLEY 3, HIDDEN VALLEY 1 — At Murphy, Megan Conley, Jordin Scholer and Marijke deHoop all scored second-half goals for Henley (5-1, 2-0 Skyline Conference).
Ashley Brown netted a goal about 40 seconds into the match on an assist from Ashley Hart for Hidden Valley (2-2-1, 0-2).