South boys blank Roseburg in SOH opener

Kodie Artner and Nick Healy were the difference in South Medford's Southern Oregon Hybrid boys soccer season opener Tuesday.

Artner and Healy each scored a goal and had an assist as the Panthers defeated visiting Roseburg 3-0 at South Medford High.

The Panthers (2-1-2, 1-0 SOH) struck early on a combination play to take a 1-0 lead in the third minute. Artner, a senior forward, played a cross from the edge of the penalty area to Healy, who finished from outside the 6-yard box for the only score in the first half.

Early in the second, Artner raced to gain control of a long punt from goalie Mitch North and looped a shot over the Roseburg keeper from 12 yards away.

Arturo Gomez completed the scoring in the 70th minute off a Healy assist.

Because of South's strong defensive effort, North wasn't severely tested in net, but the junior did a good job starting the Panther offense.

South Medford coach Dave Kaufman credited the Panther back line with its best game of the season. The defensive unit consisted of Caleb Wright, Eddie Tovar, Jack Delaney and Jose Cabrera.

The Indians fell to 0-2 in the SOH and 2-2 overall.

NORTH MEDFORD 11, CRATER 0 — Senior forward Jesus Solorio scored five goals and dished out three assists in the SOH victory at Hoffbuhr Field.

The Black Tornado (3-1, 2-0 SOH) tallied five goals in the first 12 minutes.

North's first goal came from Garrett Byrd on a Solorio assist in the first minute. Solorio followed with the next two goals, Bennie Torres netted one and Solorio converted a penalty kick.

The Black Tornado (3-1, 2-0 SOH) led 9-0 at halftime.

Senior defender Bryan Carbonell added two goals and Arturo Torres and Bryson Egge each scored.

GRANTS PASS 2, ASHLAND 0 — At Grants Pass, Brian Satterthwaite tallied a goal and an assist in the second half of the nonconference game at Mel Ingram Field.

Ashland started strong and out shot the Cavemen (5-0) 10-5 during a scoreless first half.

Dillon Whitham scored the other goal for the Cavers (5-0), and Casey Zottola anchored defense.

ROGUE RIVER 8, MILO ACADEMY 5 — At Rogue River, Dawson Jacobs scored four goals in the nonconference victory.

The Chieftains (1-1) led 4-0 at halftime but Milo rallied to within 5-4 in the 62nd minute.

Rogue River answered with three goals in three minutes. Henry Papa tallied his second goal in the 64th minute, then Jacobs followed with a pair one minute apart. Jason Daly and Brian Stinchcomb also scored for the Chiefs.

NORTH MEDFORD 1, CRATER 0 — At Central Point, Sarah Chambers broke away for the lone goal in the first half, rifling a shot that bounced off the goalie, allowing her to deposit the carom.

Reserve forward Morgan Barry and outside halfback Sydney Thomas played well for the Black Tornado (5-0, 2-0 SOH), as did defender Mackensie Ragan.

For Crater (1-3, 0-2 SOH), sophomore center defender Jamie Dirksen and senior forward Makayla Hickman stood out in a strong showing by the Comets.

ROSEBURG 1, SOUTH MEDFORD 0 — At Roseburg, Emily Roy took advantage of good work by teammates to score the lone goal in the 60th minute of the SOH contest.

Beka Loftstedt of the Indians (2-2, 1-1 SOH) took the ball up the right side, passed to Sierra Underwood, who one-touched it to Roy.

Both teams had seven shots, six each on goal.

South (1-2-2, 0-1 SOH) got strong defense from Desiree Lakin and Megan Kapp and Ashley Baugh led the Panthers' attack.

ASHLAND 2, GRANTS PASS 2 (OT) — At Ashland, Rinchen Thomas made 10 saves to help Ashland withstand a 19-3 shot disparity in the nonconference game.

Freshman Facien Graham scored an equalizer for Ashland (4-0-1) in the first half, and senior Madeline Wilson gave the Grizzlies a 2-1 lead 25 minutes into the second before Grants Pass (2-1-1) countered seven minutes later.

HENLEY 9, EAGLE POINT 0 — At Eagle Point, Eagle Point (0-5) got strong play from Lisa Schneider in her first varsity game and from sweeper Madi Nahss.

Henley led 5-0 at halftime.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 12, COQUILLE 0 — Cascade Christian got two goals each from Jillian Emard and Lacey Reen in the nonconference game at U.S. Cellular.

The Challengers (2-2-1), who led 8-0 at halftime, also got two assists from Katelyn Stephens.

SUTHERLIN 3, ILLINOIS VALLEY 1 — At Cave Junction, Amanda Brookes scored an unassisted goal in the 12th minute for Illinois Valley, but Sutherlin broke a 1-1 halftime deadlock with two second-half scores in the nonconference game.

Illinois Valley is 1-2 overall.

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