Solis guides Phoenix to top spot in Skyline boys soccer

GRANTS PASS — Chris Solis was dialed in from the get-go, setting the tone with an early goal as the Phoenix boys soccer team defeated Henley 3-0 Monday to lock up the top seed to state from the Skyline Conference.

The two teams co-champions of the Skyline Conference with 7-1 records.

Solis scored in the second minute off a pass from Miguel Diaz. Solis scored again later in the first half on a setup from Jalisco Macias.

After Ryo Nishimura was taken down in the box in the 47-minute mark, Macias drilled a penalty kick off the hands of the goalkeeper and scored off his own rebound.

It was the eighth shutout in 15 games for Pirates goalkeeper Gresham Prehn. He only needed to make two saves on the night.

HIDDEN VALLEY 5, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 — At Murphy, Robbie Erkneff's hat trick overwhelmed Illinois Valley and Hidden Valley will have to survive one more league playoff match to squeeze into the playoffs.

Hidden Valley next visits North Valley tonight at 6 for the third and final seed. The winner will travel to Seaside on Nov. 1.

Erkneff gave the Mustangs a head of steam with a fourth-minute goal and scored in the 36th and 60th minute as well.

Jordan Fryer tallied his first goal of the season in the 12th minute and Kyle Nelson scored in the 72nd minute

Sophomore Jason Kellogg helped hold IV to three shots on goal, which goalkeeper Jimmy Bickers stopped.

District 6 Girls Soccer

HIDDEN VALLEY 1, HENLEY 0 — At Grants Pass, Ariana Fleishman's goal in the 63rd minute landed Hidden Valley the No. 2 seed in District 6 in a playoff with Henley at Mel Ingram Field.

The Mustangs, who were tied with the Hornets at 9-3 in league, will host South Umpqua for the opening round of the playoffs on Nov. 4.

Fleishman managed the clutch goal on a pass from Carlee Nelson.

Goalkeeper Katie Figoni earned the shutout and added seven saves, giving her 83 on the season.

Skyline Volleyball

PHOENIX 3, NORTH VALLEY 1 — At Merlin, the Pirates brought down North Valley, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23, 25-10, to take the Skyline Conference's third seed in a tiebreaker match.

Danielle Smith led the Pirates with eight kills, 21 digs and six aces.

Brooke Cyphers added 19 assists and helped the Pirates' solid serving attack with five aces.

Also for Phoenix, Chelsea Passante had eight kills and three digs, Chandler Tally had seven kills and four digs, with Chelsea Horvath chipping in 15 digs and three aces.

For the Knights, Savana Drew had nine kills, seven aces and 12 digs.

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