Cowan's hat track spurs North girls
Meghan Cowan’s hat trick powered North Medford to a 5-0 Southwest Conference girls soccer victory over visiting Grants Pass Tuesday..
Cowan struck in the 20th minute with a shot from inside the box and assisted by McKenna Wizner as North took a 1-0 halftime edge.
In the second half, the Black Tornado’s Rylee Karrick scored in the 60th minute with a pass from Savannah Bumgardner. Five minutes later, Courtney Denn made it 3-0 after a pass ricocheted off a defender of the Cavers (2-6, 1-5 SWC).
Cowan finished it off with two late goals as North improved to 2-3-3 and 2-2-2.
Brinley O’Neill and Melissa Tonkin shared time in the net for the shutout.
ASHLAND 3, EAGLE POINT 0: At Eagle Point, Ashland had 26 shots on goal and got two second-half scores to pull away in the nonleague game.
Lily Annen scored in the 35th minute off an assist from Tia Wilhelm, giving Ashland (5-2-1) a 1-0 halftime lead. In the second half, Mya Elder-Hammond scored on a pass from Olivia West in the 48th, and Mikayla Titus buried a penalty kick in the 65th.
The win was the Grizzlies’ fifth in its last six games.
Eagle Point is 3-4.
GRANTS PASS 2, NORTH MEDFORD 1: At Grants Pass, Enrique Gonzalez-Diaz had a goal and an assist for Grants Pass in the SWC match at Mel Ingram Stadium.
Gonzalez-Diaz scored about midway through the first half, then assisted on Cade Anderson’s goal early in the second period to give the Cavemen (4-4-0, 3-3-0 SWC) a 2-0 lead.
North Medford (4-3-1, 3-2-1) cut its deficit to 2-1 on Kevin Hurtado’s goal in the 60th minute. Hurtado, a senior midfielder, came off the bench to give the Black Tornado a spark.
SOUTH MEDFORD 1, WILLAMETTE 1: South Medford’s Hersson Guitron scored in the 14th minute as the Panthers managed a Southwest Conference tie at home.
Guitron’s tally was unassisted, coming after the ball deflected off the goalie to him, allowing a shot into the upper V.
Willamette tied it in the 77th minute.
The Panthers are 0-7-1, 0-5-1 in the SWC.
ASHLAND 2, EAGLE POINT 0: At Ashland, senior Bryce Rollins scored two second-half goals in a nonleague match at Walter A. Phillips Field.
Rollins broke a scoreless tie in the 53rd minute, controlling junior Ben Lucero’s one-touch pass and connecting from close range.
In the 79th, sophomore Joseph Wallner-Sentle passed to Rollins, who fired a low shot just inside the far post to give Ashland (7-1) its final margin of victory..
Eagle Point fell to 4-4.