Black Tornado girls deny Panthers

Ashlee McFall scored the go-ahead goal as the North Medford girls soccer team secured a 3-2 victory over cross-town rival South Medford on Tuesday at Hoffbuhr Field.

In a miss-if-you blink moment, North's Kimmy Parker sent a pass to Amanda Hisey, who immediately found Amber Black for a smooth give-and-go play in the 17th minute. Black's successful shot came from about 15 yards out in the Southern Oregon Hybrid match.

Sarah Chambers gave the Black Tornado a 2-0 lead on a through pass by Black in the 35th minute.

But the Panthers (0-7, 0-3 SOH) had a response.

South's Angie Uribe scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half to even things up.

"We were pressing because we were really dominating the play and we should have scored some more goals, but (South) got some life," North Medford head coach Rich Garcia said.

That's when McFall came to the rescue, rocketing in a shot from about 20 yards out in the 57th minute to break the tie.

Goalkeeper Amanda Tonkin registered a complete game for North (3-2-1, 2-1 SOH). The Black Tornado has won three straight contests.

GRANTS PASS 2, ROSEBURG 1 — At Grants Pass, Jessica Jordan's goal off a pass from Heather Perry proved to be the decisive effort in Grants Pass' Southern Oregon Hybrid victory.

Pressley Voris scored off a nice pass from Kathryn Hostkoetter for the Cavers (4-2, 2-1 SOH) in the lone goal of the first half.

Brooke Strawn of Roseburg (3-3, 3-1) cut into her team's deficit with a goal in the 65th minute off a corner kick.

CRATER 2, ASHLAND 0 — At Central Point, Crater prevailed in the defensive contest, getting two second-half goals for the nonconference win.

Tori Noon tallied an unassisted goal in the 48th minute, and Erika Williams took a pass from Kalee Case and scored in the 65th minute.

Goalie Shy Ashworth played well, as did defender Amber Parker for the Comets (2-4 overall).

NORTH VALLEY 6, PHOENIX 4, OT — At Talent, Venessa D'Arpino's goal in the waning minute of regulation extended the match and Kerissa D'Arpino finished with three goals to lead North Valley in the Skyline Conference match.

Shelby Valdez tacked on a goal in regulation for the Knights (4-1, 1-0 Skyline), who got goals from Kerissa D'Arpino and Courtney Durham in the overtime sessions.

Johanna Christensen tallied two goals for Phoenix (0-5, 0-1), while Hillary Sinner and Crystal Solis also scored in regulation.

HIDDEN VALLEY 3, MAZAMA 2, SO — At Murphy, freshman Antonia Thornhill scored the decisive penalty kick after the Skyline Conference shootout went to a seventh shooter.

The teams each converted three of their first five penalty kicks to send the match into the sudden death format. After Hidden Valley's sixth shooter, Charlene Tibbits, equaled a Mazama effort, Mustangs goalie Morgan Hansen stopped the Vikings' seventh shot on goal. Thornhill then stepped up and netted the game-winner for the Mustangs (4-1, 1-0 Skyline).

Rachelle Flick scored a pair of goals in regulation, off assists by Dana Powell and Ashley Hart, but Mazama's Kaitlin Crowell equaled that effort with two second-half goals to force overtime.

ST. MARY'S 8, GLIDE 0 — At Glide, Anna Thorndike recorded a hat trick to lead St. Mary's to a District 4 rout.

Thorndike had two first-half goals, while Mackenzie Krieser and Abby Steinsiek also added goals in the opening half.

Gina Barbieri, Sarah Bennion and Erika Peterson scored in the second half for the Crusaders (7-0-1, 2-0 Dist. 4).

Rachel Raniele, Barbieri and Amber Moore each had an assist, and Barbieri and Loren Angel combined in goal on the shutout.

ROGUE RIVER 6, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 — At Cave Junction, senior midfielder Jessa Fricke had two goals and two assists as unbeaten Rogue River dominated possession throughout the match.

The Chieftains (6-0, 2-0 Dist. 4) led 1-0 at halftime on Fricke's unassisted goal in the 25th minute.

Rogue River struck one minute into the second period when Kristen Cutting scored off a Fricke assist.

Laura Bennett tallied the first of her two goals in the 53rd minute and Kendra Milligan, who earlier had an assist, completed the scoring for the Chieftains.

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