Grizzlies power past Comets
CENTRAL POINT — After playing three games in six days, fatigue was a factor for the Crater boys soccer team, which had a difficult time containing Ashland’s offense Thursday.
The Grizzlies received two goals from Ian Rinefort and earned a 5-1 Midwestern League-opening victory at Crater.
Bryce Rollins got the Grizzlies (4-1, 1-0 MWL) started in the ninth minute by heading in a goal on a corner kick from Joseph Wallner-Sentle.
Ben Lucero and Kai Cheval also scored in the first half for Ashland, giving the Grizzlies the 3-0 halftime advantage.
Rinefort made both of his goals in the second half on free kicks, the second on a pass from Kip Parowski, who had two assists.
Freshman Jadyn Budrow netted in the 53rd minute for the Comets (2-3, 0-1).
BEND 2, EAGLE POINT 1: At Eagle Point, Edgar Bravo tied the game for Eagle Point in the 58th minute, but Bend answered 10 minutes later to claim the nonconference match.
Bravo stripped the ball from the goalkeeper to knot the score 1-all, but the Lava Bears’ Carson Hollenbeck scored his second goal of the contest to put Bend ahead for good.
Goalkeeper Gio Rodriguez collected eight saves for the Eagles (2-3).
ASHLAND 6, CRATER 0: At Ashland, Lilly Annen scored a hat trick in Midwestern League opener for both teams.
The Grizzlies' Mya Elder-Hammond kicked in two goals, and Olivia West contributed a goal.
Ashland is 3-2 overall and Crater dropped to 2-3.
ST. MARY’S 4, HIDDEN VALLEY 1: At Murphy, Meghan Michels led the way with three goals for St. Mary’s in the nonconference contest.
The Crusaders (3-3) opened the scoring with a Michels goal in the 36th minute with an assist from Ibixica Alvarez.
Michels added scores in the 39th and 74th minutes and notched an assist on a corner kick to Alvarez, who tallied in the 55th minute.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1, MAZAMA 1: At Klamath Falls, Mazama's Ester Garcia scored the tying goal with only a couple minutes left against a Cascade Christian team down a player because of a red card in nonleague play.
Jenna Worthington gave the Challengers (2-1-1) a lead with a goal in the 13th minute, assisted by Alisa Whitney.
ROGUE RIVER 9, PHOENIX JV 4: At Rogue River, Andee Morehead scored four goals for Rogue River in the nonleague game.
Shayla Billings and Melody Mantlo scored two goals apiece for the Chieftains (2-0-1).