AHS boys soccer still undefeated

The Ashland High boys soccer team put on a show Saturday at home with a couple of stylish goals and took control after an early goal from Roseburg in a 4-1 nonconference victory.

Nate Roupp's header on a pass from Adam Pavlich in the 31st minute pulled the Grizzlies even with Roseburg. Six minutes later, Roupp drove in a penalty kick to put Ashland (2-0) ahead, 2-1.

Roupp returned the favor to Pavlich in the 48th minute with a well-placed corner kick, which Pavlich headed into the back of the net.

The Grizzlies' Dakota Wolff tallied in the 74th minute on a setup from Kevin Cassidy.

Goalkeeper Weston Overland recorded four saves for the Grizzlies.

AHS girls soccer

At Roseburg, Ashland capitalized on a Roseburg own-goal early in the first half and the teams battled evenly the rest of the way in a 1-0 victory for the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies' (1-1) goal came off a corner kick in the 11th minute. A Roseburg defender went up to head the ball away from the net but the ball hit off her chest and went into the goal.

In just her second start, freshman Rinchen Thomas posted a shutout in goal for the Grizzlies.

Roseburg (0-2) couldn't convert on a breakaway in the opening minute, then had multiple shots and almost tied the game in the 65th minute.

Ashland took 14 shots to 11 for the Indians. Roseburg senior keeper Marah Baker recorded 11 saves.

Prep cross country

It was the Crater Comet show at the 24-school Yreka Elks Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Greenhorn Park.

Comet seniors Kayleigh Tyerman and Silver Seibert ran first and second in the girls 4,000-meter race, while the Crater brother duo of senior Zach Elliott and junior Josh Elliott finished first and third, respectively.

Tyerman handily won the girls race with a time of 15 minutes, 31.34 seconds, over one minute faster than her teammate.

Zach Elliott posted a 5,000-meter winning mark of 16:40.18. Senior Connor Kasler of Hidden Valley was second (17:00.09).

The Comets won both varsity team titles and for the third straight year the all-around trophy, which includes the boys and girls junior varsity and the boys freshman races.

In girls, Crater tallied 46 points to 87 for second-place Ashland. The Crater boys edged Hidden Valley, 38-50.

Seena Frantz led the Ashland girls with a sixth-place finish in 17:08.31. Also for the Grizzlies: Camelia Mayfield was ninth in 17:21.90, Alex Kiesling 16th in 18:13.43, Marshall Miller 27th 18:34.44, Hannah Ewing 29th in 18:58.31 and Natalie Knight 53rd in 20:11.24.

Ryland Karlovich led the Ashland boys, finishing seventh in 17:28.34. Also for the Grizzlies, Paul Schwarzer was 14th in 18:15.21, Cord Walsh 19th in 18:34.18; Noah Kass 30th in 19:00.34, Wilder Schaaf 31st in 19:02.65 and Alex Bowland 50th in 20:02.12.

SOU women's soccer

The Southern Oregon University women's soccer team picked up the offensive attack in the second half, but couldn't find the net and fell 1-0 at George Fox on Saturday.

The Raiders are now 0-5, while George Fox opens the year 1-0.

SOU was limited to just four shots in the first half and then turned it on, firing 10 shots at the net, but George Fox turned away each attempt. Sophomore Mos Costello nearly tied the game near the 72-minute mark, but her shot hit the far post and bounced away.

George Fox finished the game with a 16-14 edge in shots and 7-6 edge in shots on goal.

"We actually played really well for the last 60 minutes or so," Raiders coach Jon Clement said. "We were really close to scoring numerous times and had the game being played at our tempo."

SOU returns to action on Sept. 21, when it hosts Holy Names.

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