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Ashland drops MWL boys match to Churchill

EUGENE — Lucas Golding’s second-half penalty kick evened the score but Churchill followed with two goals to post a 3-1 Midwestern League boys soccer victory over Ashland Friday.

Churchill scored in the 28th minute to take a 1-0 lead.

Golding, a senior forward, was taken down in the box early in the second half and converted on a low shot to the keeper’s right side.

Ashland (6-4, 2-1 MWL) won the time of possession and had some good opportunities against the Lancers (4-4-1, 1-0).

Senior goalie Tejas Leier-Heyden made some quality saves for the Grizzlies.

MARIST 3, EAGLE POINT 0: At Eugene, Josh Escobar had a goal and an assist as host Marist grabbed a 2-0 halftime lead en route to the MWL victory.

The Spartans (7-2, 2-0 MWL) scored first-half goals by Jordan Pifer in the sixth minute and then by Escobar on a set play off a free kick from 30 yards out.

Eagle Point (6-3-1, 0-2) got aggressive play from junior striker Emmanuel Angel and junior captain Sebastian Tovar.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 2, CANYONVILLE CHRISTIAN 1, SO: Cascade Christian freshman Gabe Miles, the ninth shooter, converted the winning penalty kick in the District 5 match at U.S. Cellular.

Sophomore Jesse Fretz’s goal from 12 yards out four minutes into the second half evened the score 1-all. Travis Cave set up the goal for Cascade Christian (6-4, 3-2 Dist. 5) with a strong individual effort before crossing to Fretz.

Jeremie Munyakazi scored for the Pilots in the 24th minute.

Girls Soccer

CHURCHILL 2, ASHLAND 1: At Eugene, Ashland was shut out in the second half after Churchill’s Avery Daniels snapped a 1-all tie in the 31st minute to deal the Grizzlies their first Midwestern League defeat.

Facienne Graham evened the score in the 25th minute for the Grizzlies (8-2-1, 2-1 MWL), answering the Lancers after they struck first with Abbie Taylor’s tally in the 18th minute.

Ashland had a second-half penalty kick stopped by Lancers goalkeeper Nora Goodrie. Fellow goalie Kiera Taylor registered seven saves for the Lancers (5-2-2, 1-0 MWL).

MARIST 5, EAGLE POINT 0: At Eugene, Marist kept Eagle Point winless in the MWL with the shutout victory.

The Spartans (3-5-1) evened their league record to 1-1, while the Eagles (3-6-1) fell to 0-2 in the MWL.


SUMMIT 3, ASHLAND 0: At Bend, Ashland grabbed its first big lead of the match in the third set but Summit rallied to sew up a 25-18, 25-20, 25-23 home victory.

The Grizzlies (11-4) jumped out to a 21-16 lead, but the Storm served five straight points to knot it at 21 before closing things out. Summit grabbed 10-2 and 10-3 leads in Sets 2 and 3, respectively.

Senior setter Jordan Tilley helped the Grizzlies’ offense with 22 assists, while middle hitter Hope Baldrica notched eight kills and five blocks.

Ashland’s Grace Lenthe added seven kills and Olivia Rooney six.

TRIAD 3, BUTTE FALLS 2: At Klamath Falls, Butte Falls rallied from two sets down to force a decisive fifth game but was defeated 25-17, 25-15, 19-25, 20-25, 15-11 in the MVL road match.

The victory moves Triad (5-10, 5-5 MVL) into a tie for fourth place with the Loggers (5-6, 4-4) in the league standings.

The Butte Falls comeback was sparked by improved passing and making fewer errors. The Loggers stayed close much of the fifth game, but a crucial three-point run gave Triad the winning momentum.

CHILOQUIN 3, PROSPECT 1: At Prospect, Chiloquin won the Mountain Valley League match, 25-21, 25-27, 25-14, 25-22.

Marissa Raines had 30 digs and was 12-for-12 serving for the Cougars (5-9, 3-7 MVL).

Chiloquin improved to 9-5 overall, 7-3 in league.

Boys Water Polo

ASHLAND WINS TWO: At Eugene, Ashland led from the start but was forced to hold off Marist’s comeback attempt to claim its second victory of the day in a 9-8 win at Amazon Pool.

The Grizzlies (10-5) also topped South Albany 22-8 at Albany Community Pool in an earlier game.

Tristan Gavin registered four goals and two steals for the Grizzlies against Marist and Luke Abell scored three goals. Vincent Wright recorded 14 blocks and added a steal at goalie.

Against South Albany, Abell and Michael Loop scored four goals apiece. Gavin had three goals, two assists and a pair of steals. Wright stopped eight shots and made three assists.