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PREP SOCCER: Phoenix defense rises

COOS BAY — After the Phoenix boys soccer team got on the scoreboard in the first half, there was little Marshfield could do to spark a rally against the Pirates’ defense in the nonleague match Tuesday.

Just three minutes separated the goals made by Miguel Conchas and Bryson Flenner while goalkeeper Moises Rivera recorded a shutout for Phoenix in a 2-0 triumph.

Conchas connected from 25 yards out in the 16th minute in the 19th minute. Flenner collected a pass from Cain Vargas and blasted a shot past Marshfield’s keeper from 20 yards away.

Although Phoenix (3-0) was without four of its starters, it out-shot Marshfield, 12-7.

“Our defense did a really good job shutting down their attack,” said coach Dennis Flenner.

Defensively for Phoenix, Joe Navas and Johnny Esquivel were at the forefront of neutralizing Marshfield’s attack while midfielders Conchas and Randy Rodriguez helped keep the game out in front of Phoenix.

EAGLE POINT 12, KLAMATH UNION 0: At Eagle Point, Martin Hernandez found the back of the net four times while teammate Jaydyn Budrow had a career high with a hat trick as Eagle Point rolled to the nonleague victory.

Goalkeeper Giovanni Rodriguez posted a shutout with three saves for the Eagles (4-1), who led 9-0 at halftime.

ASHLAND 2, ROSEBURG 2: At Ashland, freshman Davidson Graham scored in the 63rd minute to help Ashland salvage a tie with Roseburg in the nonleague contest at Walter A. Phillips Field.

Graham’s game-tying score was set up on a cross from Noah Aguilar eight minutes after the Indians had retaken the lead.

Carson Pindell put the Grizzlies (1-2-1) on the scoreboard 10 minutes into the second half and tied the game at 1-all with a putback goal following teammate Scott Gustafson’s free kick, which was initially blocked by the Indians’ goalkeeper.

Ashland goalkeeper Gabriel Giancarlo came away with three saves.

Girls

ROSEBURG 1, ASHLAND 0: At Roseburg, Roseburg scored the game’s lone goal in the early stages and made it hold up in the nonconference game.

Freshman forward Madasyn Van Acker scored for the Indians (3-0-1) in the 13th minute, converting a one-on-one against Ashland goalie Nina Munson. Munson notched eight saves.

Ashland dropped to 1-3.

CRATER 1, MAZAMA 1: At Klamath Falls, Crater’s Lauren Noyes made an outstanding save that bloodied her face and Kayleigh Gugliotta scored the Comets’ goal in the nonleague contest.

Mazama led 1-0 when Noyes came out on a corner kick, collided with a Mazama player and stopped the ball with her face. She left the game briefly to clean up a bloody nose and lip, then returned and blanked Mazama the rest of the way.

Gugliotta scored with just seconds left in injury time in the first half. She took a through ball from Allison Waters.

Crater is 3-0-2.

KLAMATH UNION 4, EAGLE POINT 0: At Klamath Falls, Eagle Point wasn’t able to get its offense going and Klamath Union seized its first win of the season.

The loss dropped the Eagles to 0-4 while the Pelicans moved to 1-2.

PHOENIX 9, MARSHFIELD 0: At Phoenix, Madelyn Mayer recorded a hat trick, including Phoenix’s first goal just 45 seconds into the nonleague triumph.

Maggie Carrillo added two goals and two assists, and Jacqueline Rodriguez tallied two goals.

Mackenzie Christianson had a goal and an assist, and Marshfield accounted for the other score on an own goal.

The Pirates (1-1) led 6-0 at halftime.

SUTHERLIN 5, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 4: At Sutherlin, after rallying from a two-goal deficit, Cascade Christian’s comeback was thwarted by a Sutherlin penalty kick with two minutes remaining.

The Challengers’ Bryton Plankenhorn connected on her second goal to cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 4-3 in the 58th minute. A Sutherlin own goal evened it at 4-4 with four minutes left.

But in the 78th minute, the Challengers were called for a handball and the Bulldogs took advantage by knocking it through for the go-ahead goal.

Plankenhorn put the Challengers (2-3) up first with a penalty kick in the fourth minute, and after three straight scores by the Bulldogs, Saiah Merrihew scored in the 47th minute on a pass from Lauren Anderchuk.

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