Black Tornado boys shut out Indians
Jase Artele, Manny Mejia and Rene Torres-Mata all had goals as the North Medford boys soccer team blanked Roseburg, 3-0, during Southwest Conference action at Hoffbuhr Field on Tuesday.
Artele tallied from 12 yards out on a Danny Zamores assist in the 22nd minute. Mejia came through six minutes later, rocketing in a shot from 35 yards away on a pass from Carter Ehlers.
Torres-Mata took advantage of an Ehlers cross to finish from six yards out in the second half against Roseburg (0-5-2, 0-2-1 SWC).
Zamores and David Eisenhauer were both strong in the midfield for the Black Tornado (4-2, 2-1).
GRANTS PASS 1, SOUTH MEDFORD 0: Cameron Marzi had the go-ahead goal in the 22nd minute for Grants Pass in Southwest Conference play.
Marzi scored after a Drew Van Delden throw-in from about six yards away for the Cavemen (5-2, 2-1 SWC).
For South Medford (3-3, 1-2), forward Carlos Menendez was assertive offensively before an injury took him out in the second half. Angel Montelongo and John Henry turned in strong efforts defensively for the Panthers.
ASHLAND 5, CRATER 1: At Central Point, Crater struck first but Ashland recovered in plenty of time to win going away in nonleague action at Dutch Meyer Field.
The win was the Grizzlies’ third in a row after an 0-3 start.
After Crater (1-5) scored first in the fourth minute on Erix Jensen’s goal, Ashland tied it in the ninth when Graycen Kennedy sent a nice pass behind the defense that Lars Filson ran down and booted past the keeper. The Grizzlies took the lead right before the half when freshman Ben Lucero connected on a direct kick from 22 yards away.
Ashland’s Lucero tallied his second goal in the 54th, and Bryce Rollins and Lucas Golding tacked on insurance goals in the 67th and 74th, respectively.
EAGLE POINT 3, DEL NORTE 0: At Eagle Point, Sebastian Tovar scored one goal and assisted on another in the nonconference match.
The Eagles (4-0-1) led 1-0 at halftime when Tyler Wanamaker drilled a shot from 10 yards away, with Tovar assisting.
Eagle Point got an insurance goal in the 75th minute on a Luis Sevilla shot off a cross from Manny Angel
Tovar scored again on a strong individual effort just before the final horn.
Junior Kevin VanDyke helped the Eagles control the midfield and Eagle Point outshot Del Norte, 17-5.
HENLEY 4, NORTH VALLEY 0: At Klamath Falls, Lake Petersen scored one goal in each half in the Skyline opener for both teams.
Henley (4-0, 1-0 Sky) scored goals within two minutes of each other in the first half to take a 2-0 lead at the break. Rylan Jackman had a goal in the 13th minute followed by Petersen’s first score.
Isaac Gonzales, who assisted on the Hornets’ opening goal, scored midway through the second half and Petersen completed the scoring.
North Valley is 2-3 and 0-1.
NORTH MEDFORD 2, ROSEBURG 2: At Roseburg, Halley Folsom and Bailey O’Connor had the goals for North Medford in Southwest Conference action.
Folsom’s close-range goal came on a Mo Cowan setup in the 36th minute. It evened the score after Mahala Norris put Roseburg (2-4-1, 1-1-1 SWC) on the scoreboard first.
Norris’ second goal in the 65th minute made it 2-1 Indians before O’Connor capitalized on a Rylee Karrick assist with four minutes remaining in the contest.
Kacey O’Duane submitted a standout effort for North (3-1-3, 1-1-1) while filling in for McKenna Wizner, who suffered an injury about midway through the first half.
ASHLAND 7, CRATER 0: At Ashland, Jessica Harrower scored three goals, Faci Graham two and freshman Mya Elder Hammond added a goal and two assists for Ashland in the nonleague match.
The Grizzlies (5-1-1) have four wins and a tie in their last five games and have outscored their opponents, 29-3.
Samantha Lilley also scored against Crater (3-3).
EAGLE POINT 1, DEL NORTE 0: At Eagle Point, junior Krystal Van Dyke scored from 25 yards out in the 65th minute for Eagle Point in the nonleague game.
Stephanie Jones was aggressive in finding her shot and Audrey Jordan dominated the middle for the Eagles (2-3-1).