PREP ROUNDUP: Boger boosts North girls over Eagle Point
North Medford freshman Olivia Boger continued to put her stamp on the girls soccer season Friday, notching an assist as well as being credited with a goal in a 3-0 nonleague triumph over visiting Eagle Point.
“She’s one of our top girls, that’s for sure,” said first-year North coach Morgan Barry of Boger. “She’s definitely making those strong runs and assists and even scoring for us, along with Bella Driskell, my other freshman up front.”
Boger set up junior Jordan Alftine for the game’s first goal in the 26th minute, then was credited with a goal when her crossing effort ricocheted off an Eagle Point player three minutes later.
The Black Tornado (4-3) built on its 2-0 halftime lead in the 60th minute when Alftine sent a pass to Driskell, who ran onto the ball and was able to beat the Eagles’ goalkeeper on a one-on-one effort.
Bianca Pezqueda, a junior, secured her first shutout in goal by making four quality saves against Eagle Point (2-2-1).
“In the second half they were kind of in our half for a while but Bianca just came out and started saving those shots for us,” said Barry.
BILL SPRINGHORN CLASSIC: At Redding, Calif., Crater junior Tyrone Gorze scorched the field with a time of 14 minutes, 31.97 seconds to win the 3-mile boys race at Shasta College.
Crater sophomore Jeffrey Hellmann placed third in 15:32.72 to help the Comets finish runner-up to Chico, which held a nine-point advantage in the team scores.
Other top finishers for Crater included Tate Broesder (12th, 16:28.84), Caleb Doddington (14th, 16:38.32) and Shaun Garnica (15th, 16:42.94.)
In the 3-mile girls race, crater freshman Emma West placed seventh in 19:25.85 and teammate Lindsay Siebert was 12th (19:38.17) to help Crater again finish second to Chico, who saw senior Della Molina win in 17:53.73.
Crater teammates Samantha Payne (20:00.75) and Haylee Baldwin (20:04.73) finished 16th and 17th, respectively.
The Comets swept the 2-mile rising stars race for freshman boys, with Josiah Tostenson setting the pace at 11:53.32 as Crater secured the top five spots.
ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 3, CROSSPOINT CHRISTIAN 0: Junior Destinee Quattrocelli’s team-high 14 assists, five digs and five aces paced Rogue Valley Adventist at home in a 25-11, 25-11, 25-15 win.
The Red Tail Hawks (7-1, 4-0 MVL) got a team-high 10 kills from junior Emma Bischoff, with junior Michaela Porter adding six kills against Crosspoint Christian (2-3, 2-2).