Barnum, Crusaders turn up offense in win
Junior midfielder MaryBeth Barnum recorded a hat trick to help lead the undefeated St. Mary’s girls soccer team to a 6-1 victory over Cascade Christian in District 5 action at U.S. Cellular Community Park on Saturday.
Kricket Lyle got the scoring started for the Crusaders in the fifth minute. St. Mary’s added to its advantage in a hurry with goals by Allie Buccino in the 10th minute and Barnum two minutes later.
The Challengers (5-2, 1-1 Dist. 5) responded in the 15th minute with a goal from Cheyanne Auchard.
Lilli Knudsen tallied in the 48th minute and Barnum booted her last two goals in the 50th and 61st minutes for the Crusaders (8-0, 3-0), who have only allowed two goals this season.
NORTH MEDFORD 5, SOUTH EUGENE 0: Halley Folsom had two goals for North Medford in Southwest Conference action at U.S. Cellular.
Bailey O’Connor, Tori Foy and Sarah Thomas also scored for the Black Tornado (4-1-3, 2-1-1 SWC), which led 2-0 at halftime.
Folsom launched in a 20-yard cross from the corner of the field in the second minute. O’Connor connected from 18 yards out after beating two defenders in the 36th.
Folsom tallied in the 51st and Foy came through after a Natalie Parker cross and Madison Morgan touch in the 64th. Thomas’ corner kick in the 71st deflected off of an Axemen player.
Ashley Parker was strong in her first action on the back line and goalkeeper Hayley Haas had the shutout against South Eugene (2-6, 0-4).
SOUTH MEDFORD 3, THURSTON 0: Renae Nisbet, Brittney Jensen and Montana Logue each netted a goal for South Medford during Southwest Conference action at South Medford High.
The Panthers (6-1, 4-0 SWC), who have won six straight, led 1-0 at halftime after Nisbet scored a tough goal from 8 yards out in the 35th minute.
Jensen cashed in on a Logue assist from 15 yards away in the 55th minute and Logue tallied from 12 yards out after a long run 10 minutes later.
Goalkeeper McKenzie Kapp earned the shutout — South’s fifth of the year — while Haylie Durant turned in a versatile performance and Larissa Lakin and Desiree Lakin defended well against Thurston (3-5, 0-4).
GRANTS PASS 4, WILLAMETTE 1: At Eugene, senior Brooke Blacksmith recorded a hat trick for Grants Pass during Southwest Conference action.
Jessi Witherington turned in a goal and an assist, Maci Jokumsen had two assists and Kylee Dillon made an assist for the Cavers (4-3-1, 2-2 SWC).
Willamette dropped to 4-3-1, 2-2 in league play.
EAGLE POINT 1, CRATER 0: At Central Point, sophomore Harlee Boykin booted in the go-ahead goal using a Jessica Wolf assist in the 22nd minute for Eagle Point during nonleague action at Dutch Meyer Field.
When pitted against one another twice on the schedule, the first meetings between Midwestern League soccer opponents do not count as conference matches.
Goalkeepers Lupe Partida and Audrey Jordan were effective while splitting time between the pipes and at the center-midfield position for the Eagles (3-3-1).
The Comets dropped to 3-4 overall.
ROGUE RIVER 1, LAKEVIEW 0: At Lakeview, Rogue River's Annie Teehan scored in the first half as the Chieftains improved to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in District 5 play with the shutout of Lakeview (0-5-1, 0-3).