PREP ROUNDUP: St. Mary’s boys rout IV
CAVE JUNCTION — Yejun Choi tallied four goals for the St. Mary’s boys soccer team, which took control with six goals in the first half and won by virtue of the eight-goal mercy rule in an 8-0 victory over Illinois Valley on Monday.
Choi scored in the 10th, 33rd, 36th and 38th minutes for the Crusaders (5-3, 4-0 Far West League), who tallied four goals over a five-minute span. Chris Kranenburg also scored in the 34th minute.
Kranenburg also collected four assists, including setting up the first three scores of the contest.
The Crusaders’ Leo Cronk knocked in a pair of goals in the fifth and 46th minutes, while Jiho Lee’s goal on a pass from Declan Read ended the game early by mercy rule with with six minutes remaining in regulation.
Illinois Valley’s record dropped to 0-4 overall and in FWL play.
PHOENIX 8, MAZAMA 0: At Klamath Falls, Victor Martinez pulled off a hat trick for Phoenix which cruised to victory in a windy contest against host Mazama at Steens Sports Park.
Martinez tallied the first two goals in the sixth and 13th minutes before completing the feat in the 73rd minute. Caden Gallegos assisted on Martinez’s first and third goals and scored on his own in the 28th minute where the Pirates took a 3-0 lead.
The Pirates’ Sergio Alegria knocked in back-to-back goals in the first half in the 74th and 75th minutes. Jorge Mejia and Jose Anguiano also connected for a goal apiece for the Pirates (8-2, 4-2 Skyline Conference).
Mazama dropped to 0-5-2 overall and 0-4-2 in Skyline play.
MAZAMA 3, PHOENIX 1: At Phoenix, after falling behind early, Phoenix was unable to rally back against Mazama, which claimed the Skyline Conference win at P-T Rising Field.
Maddy Mayer scored the lone goal from the Pirates (2-7, 0-6 Skyline) on an assist from Sofia Rodriguez around the 65th minute.
Rodriguez played well in the midfield for the Pirates while goalkeeper Maria Piatt had a busy afternoon collecting 12 saves.
The win bumped the Vikings up to 3-2-2 overall and 3-2-1 in Skyline play.
NORTH EUGENE 3, ASHLAND 2: At Eugene, Ashland dueled with North Eugene in a seesaw battle that saw the Highlanders score the final three points in the fifth set to capture the tight Midwestern League contest, 17-25, 25-21, 26-24, 13-25, 15-12.
Senior middle hitter Amelia Evans and junior outside hitter Ellie Lewis turned in standout performances for the Grizzlies (5-8, 5-6 MWL), as did libero Cameron Christian.
Freshman Nyah Doan Mitchell was a force all night around the net for the Highlanders (5-8, 5-6) and was key in getting the last three points with the score tied up at 12-all in the final set.
HENLEY 3, PHOENIX 1: At Klamath Falls, after rallying back to capture the opening set, Phoenix couldn’t keep pace with Henley, which took the next three sets in its 24-26, 25-17, 25-20, 25-22 Skyline Conference triumph.
With the Hornets up 23-16 in the first set, Morgan Miles served eight consecutive points to put the Pirates (6-10, 3-4 Skyline) up 24-23 before winning the set.
Miles finished with 13 digs and three kills while teammate Allyson Ellis was a perfect 21-for-21 from the service line to go with three aces, 15 assists and three kills.
The Pirates’ Ami Safady was 10-for-10 from the line and came away with eight kills and four blocks, freshman outside hitter Ariah Potts had 15 digs and three kills and Raelyssa Goff amassed 25 digs and was on target with serve receive all night.
The Hornets improved to 11-4 overall and 6-1 in Skyline.