Thomas, Ashland blank Eagle Point

ASHLAND — Goalkeeper Rinchen Thomas and the Ashland defense secured a third straight shutout Saturday, defeating visiting Eagle Point 2-0 in a Southern Sky Conference girls soccer match.

Kai Yearsley scored in the 19th minute after her free kick hit off an Eagle Point defender, bounced back to her and gave her another chance to booted it again past the goalkeeper.

Chloe Deckwar took a pass from Riley Smith and dribbled into the box for an easy finish in the 78th minute to give Ashland the 2-0 lead.

The Grizzlies (4-3, 2-0 SSC) outshot the Eagles 23-7 and both teams had shots hit off the crossbar. Ashland also had a penalty kick sail over the goal and another goal called back with an offsides penalty.

"We had lots of good opportunities that we missed," Ashland coach Eric Wolff said. "Eagle Point is looking a whole lot better than they have. They played with a lot of energy."

Thomas had five saves and the Ashland defense forced Eagle Point (2-3-2, 0-1) into mostly tough shots.

"The defense has been doing very well," Wolff said. "Most of their shots were long-range shots and our defense didn't allow them to get close."

CRATER 1, MAZAMA 0 — At Klamath Falls, Caitlin Sprenger scored a point-blank goal in the fourth minute off an assist by Kayla Burns and Crater made that stand up in the Southern Sky affair.

Katie Orr made three saves in goal for the Comets (3-3-2, 2-0 SWC) to post her second shutout.


GRANTS PASS 1, NORTH MEDFORD 0 — At Grants Pass, Jessica Bath drove in Grants Pass' goal and goalkeeper Nicole Wytcherley recorded her third shutout of the season in the Southwest Conference victory.

Sidney Lawless' shot deflected off the hands of the Black Tornado goalkeeper and Bath was there to clean up the mess at the 63-minute mark.

The Cavers (4-4, 2-2 SWC) had the advantage with 12 shots on goal and seven corner kicks, but as a unit, the Black Tornado (4-3, 3-1) turned in a strong defensive effort.

SHELDON 2, SOUTH MEDFORD 0 — Bronte Jorgensen scored a goal in each half and Caitlin Castillo earned the shutout in goal for Sheldon (7-1, 4-0 SWC) at Spiegelberg Stadium.

Jorgensen scored in the seventh and 44th minutes, the latter coming when she got a toe on the ball on a slide as South goalkeeper Ana Tozier converged on the play.

Amanda Carraway was in goal for South (3-4-1, 2-2) in the first half. The Panthers were only outshot 12-9 but were unable to capitalize on their opportunities.

ROSEBURG 3, SOUTH EUGENE 1 — At Roseburg, Shae Yuma scored twice and Haleigh Hendrix added another goal to lift Roseburg to its first win of the season.

Chelsie Heberling, Brooke Strawn and Hannah Russo each had assists for the Indians (1-6-1, 1-3 SWC), while Madison Cling prevented the shutout with a goal for South Eugene in the 67th minute.

District 6

ST. MARY'S 3, HENLEY 2, OT — St. Mary's thwarted a comeback bid by Henley with Sarah Seus' goal in the 89th minute to improve its record to 4-1 in District 6 play and 6-1 overall.

Carlie Irvine scored in the 12th minute off an assist by Seus, and then the Crusaders took a 2-0 lead when Mackenzie Krieser finished a nice setup off a corner kick by Anna Thorndike and header pass by Alex Irvine.

Henley's Megan Conley and Jordin Scholer (62nd minute) scored in the second half to send the match to overtime, where Seus fended off a defender during a breakaway in the final minute of the first 10-minute overtime session.

HIDDEN VALLEY 6, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0 — Ashley Hart booted in a pair of goals and Hidden Valley took control at intermission with a 4-0 lead at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park.

Jennifer Carter, Ariana Fleishman, Matti Lindgren and Carlee Nelson scored a goal apiece for the Mustangs.

Goalkeeper Jenna George collected five saves for the Challengers (2-3).

NORTH VALLEY 4, ROGUE RIVER 1 — At Merlin, Mia Robles provided North Valley with a hat trick en route to a District 6 triumph.

The match was tied 1-all at halftime, but Robles gave North Valley the lead in the 50th minute then pushed it to 3-1 on Brooke Fray's pass in the 64th minute.

Trisha Durham tallied the Knights' final goal and assisted on Robles' ice breaker goal in the 22nd minute.

Kelly Riley set the tone for North Valley's defense, which yielded just four shots on goal to its 25.

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