Tornado notches lopsided win over Grizzlies
Unhappy with its one-goal performance against Grants Pass on Saturday, North Medford vowed to get back to scoring Tuesday against Ashland.
The Black Tornado didn't let itself down, carving up the Grizzlies' defense in a 7-0 nonleague victory at Hoffbuhr Field.
"We just overwhelmed them on our big field," North Medford head coach Rich Garcia said. "We wanted to play good today and get some goals. We've got some league games coming up and we needed to get out of that funk."
Senior midfielder Rachel Arappagis gave North (7-0-2) a big lift off the bench with a goal and an assist, sophomore forward Amanda Hisey scored twice and freshman midfielder Sydney Thomas also had a goal and an assist for the Tornado, which has one more nonleague tune-up before showdown with South Medford on Oct. 11.
Arapaggis opened up the scoring after taking a cross from Ashley Parker in the 30th minute, then passed to Kimmie Parker for a touch goal seven minutes later to make it 2-0.
An own-goal by Ashland (4-4-1) following a corner kick gave North a 3-0 lead only seconds before halftime.
Thomas's cross to Amanda Hisey set up a point-blank score six minutes into the second half, and one minute later Thomas was credit with a goal when a cross ricocheted off an Ashland defender and into the net for a 5-0 North Medford lead.
Hisey's second goal was a 15-yard boot set up by a great pass from Morgan Barry.
"I thought they played great back there on defense," Garcia said. "McKensie Ragan, our sweeper, did a great job, and (Arappagis) came off the bench and sparked some energy in us."
GRANTS PASS 2, CRATER 0 — At Central Point, the two teams fought through a downpour, Grants Pass scoring its goals four minutes apart in the second half.
Andrea Theriau tallied in the 50th minute with an assist from Sydney Lawless, and Keeli Morse followed after a pass from Kathryn Hostkoetter.
The Cavers are 4-2-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the SOH. Crater is 1-6-1 and 0-5.
ROSEBURG 9, EAGLE POINT 0 — At Roseburg, Roseburg did all its scoring in the first 37 minutes of the nonconference match.
The Indians (6-2) got two goals from Brooke Strawn and a goal and two assists each from Beka Lofstedt and Tristen Gilbert.
HIDDEN VALLEY 3, PHOENIX 0 — At Talent, Raychel Clark and Ashley Hart each scored off an assist from the other in the Skyline match at windy Culver Field.
Katelyn Lambert got the Mustangs (3-2-1, 1-2 Sky) started with an unassisted goal in the 16th minute.
For Phoenix (2-3-1, 0-3 Sky), defenders Sophia Pankowski, Rosie Bazan and Jordan Stevens played well.
KLAMATH UNION 5, NORTH VALLEY 1 — At Merlin, five Klamath Falls players scored and the Pelicans (3-2-1, 2-1 Skyline) jumped out to a 3-0 lead by halftime in the league contest.
Vanessa D'Arpino scored a goal on an Autumn Diaz assist around the 47th minute for North Valley (3-3, 2-1 Sky).
ST. MARY'S 1, GLIDE 0 — Anna Thorndike celebrated a birthday with a goal in the fifth minute, and it held up in the District 4 match at U.S. Cellular.
Thorndike received a pass from Sarah Bennion to lift St. Mary's (7-0-1, 2-0 Dist. 4).
Goalkeepers Viv Juncal, in the first half, and Kailyn Neidetcher, in the second, blanked a Glide (5-2, 0-1 Dist. 4) team that has scored 30 goals.