Tulare, Campbell power Knights in nonconference game

GRANTS PASS — Kyle Tulare and Chris Campbell showed the chemistry the two North Valley forwards have developed playing soccer together since they were 8-years-old.

The seniors each scored twice and both set up the other's goals, accounting for the first four North Valley scores in a 5-1 nonconference victory over South Umpqua on Monday at Knights Field.

South Umpqua's only shot on goal of the first half found the back of the net in the 15th minute to give the Lancers a 1-0 advantage.

"They're all short fast little guys," said North Valley coach Tom Erickson about South Umpqua's team. "I think the boys were a little over-confident and once we got scored on, it was like the sleeping giant awoke."

Those giants were the Knights' two big and physical forwards.

Tulare matched South Umpqua's goal just five minutes later on a pass from Campbell, then Tulare returned the favor by assisting on Campbell's score at the 30 minute mark, giving the Knights (6-2, 4-1 Skyline) a 2-1 halftime advantage.

Campbell netted again on a set up from Tulare in the 42nd minute, then Tulare kicked in his second goal just 10 minutes later, extending North Valley's lead to 4-1.

Goalkeeper Lincoln Anders-Beck allowed just one goal and registered seven saves for the Knights, who will next face-off against Skyline Conference-leading Hidden Valley.

Tyler Goens connected on a direct free kick in the 75th minute for the Knights, who outshot the Lancers 15-8.

Water Polo

ASHLAND BOYS SPLIT, GIRLS GO 2-3 — At Eugene, Troy Robinson compiled 33 steals and 12 goals over the weekend in league play for the Ashland boy's water polo team, which went 2-2 in four league games at Amazon Pool.

The boys posted a 14-7 victory over Marist and 16-4 win against Sheldon, but fell to South Eugene 12-3 and Cottage Grove 15-8.

Robinson had eight of his 12 goals against Sheldon while Andrew Cataldo totaled 10 goals. Rafferty Swink had eight and Lucas Opgenorth added six for the Grizzlies (3-2), which received 22 blocks from goalie Tucker Bacon.

The girls team went 2-3 in five contests to fall to 3-3 on the season.

The Grizzlies topped Sheldon 10-6 and Marist 12-3, but were defeated by South Eugene 11-4, Cottage Grove 11-3 and were edged by North Eugene 7-5.

Natalie DelCarlo paced the Grizzlies with 15 goals and Allison Gida contributed with seven. Carley Santee chalked up 40 saves for Ashland.

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