Dean propels Mustangs over Pirates

MURPHY — For Hidden Valley senior Corey Dean, Tuesday's match with Phoenix was a game to remember.

In an all-out sprint in the 94th minute, Dean honed in on a pass and booted home a game-winning shot in overtime to give the Mustangs a thrilling 1-0 victory over Skyline Conference rival Phoenix.

"This is what headlines are made of," said HV coach Robert Fate on Dean's game-winning kick. "You remember stuff like this for the rest of your life. It was a kamikaze run for Corey. He went for broke on the run. Awesome, awesome effort ... that's what seniors are suppose to do, set the tempo."

On the play, Hidden Valley's Taylor Willi was cornered by three defenders at the touchline on the right side, but booted a bullet between them across the goal to a rushing Dean.

Dean took a giant step and got a foot on the ball, which careened off a Pirate defender and went straight up high above the net.

The spin on the ball caused it to just miss the crossbar and land inside the goal out of the reach of the goalkeeper.

"You could hear a pin drop when that ball was in the air," said Phoenix coach Dennis Flenner. "It's just a great rivalry. Without a doubt, one of the best matches in the Skyline this year."

The Mustangs (5-1, 3-0 Skyline) controlled possession for most of the game, outshooting Phoenix 19-8. Sophomore goalkeeper Ben Kendall stopped all eight of the Pirates' shots.

HENLEY 8, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 — At Cave Junction, freshman forward Michael Kelly and junior sweeper Jordan Repp scored two goals each for Henley against winless Illinois Valley.

Henley (5-3, 2-2 Skyline) led 6-0 at halftime.

Matt Kelly, Danny Celemin, Eddie Toro and Weston Gastaldi also scored for Henley.

District 6

ST. MARY'S 7, ROGUE RIVER 0 — At Rogue River, just two games removed from playing at the junior varsity level, freshman Mackenzie Krieser registered a hat trick for St. Mary's in its victory over Rogue River.

Krieser assisted on Sarah Seus' goal in the 19th minute, then connected on goals in the 26th and 33rd minutes on feeds from Whitney Adderson and Caitlin Carini, respectively.

Krieser headed in her third goal of the game in the 58th minute on a corner kick from Jessica Reid, who had a pair of assists.

Carlie Irvine had two goals and her sister Alyx Irvine added a goal for the Crusaders (6-1, 4-1 Dist. 6), while freshmen goalkeepers Lauren Angel and Gina Barbieri combined for the shutout.

HIDDEN VALLEY 7, PHOENIX 2 — At Talent, undefeated Hidden Valley got two-goal performances from Denise Powell and Rachelle Flick and Ashley Seal added one goal and two assists at Colver Field.

Carlee Storey gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead in the first five minutes, but the Mustangs (6-0, 6-0 Dist. 6) led 4-1 at halftime.

The Pirates (3-3, 2-3 Dist. 6) opened the second half with a goal by Kortney Scoggins off a corner kick by Megan Burr.

Hidden Valley also received goals from Jennifer Carter and Ellie Misner.

NORTH VALLEY 8, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0 — At Merlin, Raquel Robles scored two goals and Mia Robles and Lauren Crawford each had one goal and two assists at Knights Field.

Raquel Robles and Karli Clark tallied first-half goals as the Knights (5-1, 5-1 Dist. 6) led 2-0 at the break.

North Valley received second-half goals from Taylor Vandehey, Nicole Goens and Claire Willing, with Chelsea Giesen and Clark sharing the shutout in goal.

Cascade Christian fell to 0-5 in district play and 0-5-1 overall.

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