PREP SOCCER: Plankenhorn powers Challengers in rout
Cascade Christian senior Bryton Plankenhorn made her presence known in impressive fashion Tuesday, scoring the Challengers’ first four goals as the girls soccer team cruised to a 7-0 win over Sutherlin at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Plankenhorn scored in the 12th, 20th, 24th and 42nd minutes for Cascade Christian (2-0), with the third goal coming off an assist by sophomore Katie Erno.
“Bryton’s a talented kid, there’s no doubt about it,” said Challengers assistant coach Jay Crowl. “If the ball’s on the field, she’s going to get to it.”
Erno added a goal in the 46th minute on an assist by junior Hannag Krug, and seniors Jocelyn Murray (58th minute) and Lauren Anderchuk (71st minute) capped the scoring for Cascade Christian.
Junior goalkeeper Emily Knight kept a clean sheet with three saves and was supportied by a unified defense, according to Crowl.
ASHLAND 3, ROSEBURG 0: At Ashland, senior Mary Wilson had two assists off corner kicks and scored a goal of her own to lead Ashland to the nonconference home victory.
Mya Holzshu scored in the 13th minute off a Wilson corner kick and Makenna Page tallied in the 31st minute off another corner kick by Wilson to give Ashland (2-0-1) a 2-0 halftime edge.
Wilson stole the ball and scored in the 64th minute to cap her effort against Roseburg (2-2), which saw its goalkeeper make 16 saves.
KLAMATH UNION 4, EAGLE POINT 0: At Eagle Point, Klamath Union broke open a 1-0 halftime lead with three goals in the second half to claim the nonleague victory.
Eagle Point (0-4) had several missed opportunities to score against the Pelicans (1-1), the most notable coming in the second half when sophomore Kylie Balero put the ball in the net but had the goal negated on an offsides call. It would have been the Eagles’ first goal of the season.
ASHLAND 2, ROSEBURG 0: At Roseburg, Ashland used consecutive goals in a one-minute span to separate from Roseburg in the first half and earn the nonconference road victory.
Ashland senior Sam Austin scored on an unassisted effort in the 29th minute for the Grizzlies (2-1), driving a low shot from outside the box into the far corner of the net.
In the 30th minute, senior Scott Gustafson took a through ball pass from sophomore Davidson Graham, controlled it and jumped over a defender before putting a shot past the Roseburg goalkeeper.
Zander Huston authored a scoreless first half in goal for Ashland, with Gabe Giancarlo keeping the clean sheet in the second half with three saves.
Midfielders Kona Makai and Gustafson helped control the tempo, while Kai Larson anchored the defensive effort for Ashland.
EAGLE POINT 5, KLAMATH UNION 0: At Klamath Falls, Jaydyn Budrow scored inside the first two minutes and it was all Eagle Point needed to get past Klamath Union.
The Eagles’ Brennen Neyt tallied back-to-back goals in the 65th and 67th minutes while Gabriel Campuzano assisted on goals by Alex Rodriguez (49th minute) and Wemar Cervantes-Kerns (52nd minute).
Giovanni Rodriguez and Arturo Cabrera each played a half at goalkeeper to record four and two saves, respectively, for the Eagles (3-1).
Midfielder Mathew Angel controlled the pace of game for the Eagles while Alonso Avila-Pantoja kept the back of the defense organized.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 2, MILO ADVENTIST 2: At Days Creek, Jonny McCoy scored both Cascade Christian goals on set ups from Cody Reece but Milo Adventist scored a goal late in the second half, resulting in a nonleague stalemate.
McCoy knocked home a left-footed shot inside the right post in the 31st minute to give the Challengers (0-0-2) a 1-0 lead before Milo tied it 1-all before the half by capitalizing on Cascade Christian’s defensive breakdown.
McCoy’s second goal came early in the second half to put the Challengers ahead 2-1.
Challengers goalkeeper Caleb Knight came up with six saves.