Late goal sends Rogue River to District 6 win over Phoenix

ROGUE RIVER — Savannah Poston's late goal broke a scoreless tie as Rogue River came away with a 1-0 victory over Phoenix in District 6 girls soccer Saturday at Chieftain Stadium.

Poston, a freshman midfielder, ran onto Allison Coulter's crossing pass inside the 18-yard box and deposited a shot into the net for the game-winner in the 78th minute.

"We really put it together today," said Rogue River coach Dan Coulter. "We worked real hard. The girls are finally getting the idea of moving the ball around well."

Forwards Kendra Milligan and Hannah Droughton each had some good scoring chances for the Chieftains.

"We had some opportunities but couldn't find the net until the end," said Coulter. "They're a physical team. They pushed us off the ball a couple of times."

The Rogue River defense was led by junior sweeper Jessa Fricke and senior stopper Alex Updegraff, who is a first-year varsity player.

Phoenix remained winless on the season, with all five loses coming in District 6 play.

NORTH VALLEY 9, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 — At Merlin, Trisha Durham got North Valley's first goal at the seventh minute and added five assists. The Knights led 8-0 at halftime.

Mia Robles tallied two first-half goals for North Valley (3-1 Dist. 6).

Ashley Hauckes and Jasmine Ferros came off the bench and each scored a goal in their first varsity action. Lindsey Ledwick and Kylie Baker also contributed in backup roles.

Southwest Conference

SHELDON 2, SOUTH EUGENE 0 — At Eugene, Taylor Housley scored in the first half and Taylor Smith found the net on an assist by Holly Anderson in the second half to lead Sheldon in the SWC opener.

Caitlin Tilby had five saves in goal for the Irish (3-1-1, 1-0 SWC).

ROSEBURG 2, GRANTS PASS 0 — At Grants Pass, Hannah Russo scored twice in the second half of the SWC opener.

Russo's tallies came in the 63rd and 78th minutes and were unassisted.

The Indians (4-2) had 16 shots to nine for the Cavers, and keeper Ally Swanson earned the shutout.


CRATER 4, SOUTH ALBANY 1 — At Albany, Crater turned it up a notch in the second half to earn its first victory of the season.

Tarren Mitchell scored off a pass from Amanda Dalton in the 20th minute for the only scoring in the first half, but South Albany tied the match at 1-all on a counter-attack in the 49th minute.

Shy Ashworth, who only recently joined the Comets, deposited a penalty kick in the net in the 62nd minute, and Emily Walker put in rebound with a close-range shot in the 68th minute for the Comets (1-5).

May Ura capped the scoring with a goal in the 72nd minute off an assist by Dalton.

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