REDMOND — Alex Bowlin is a fun player to watch in the eyes of Summit coach Ron Kidder. The Storm’s junior forward is big, strong, and possesses great foot skills, according to Kidder.
On a blustery Tuesday, Bowlin put those characteristics on display, scoring twice and leading Summit to a 3-1 Intermountain Hybrid boys soccer victory against Ridgeview.
“He’s got decent speed for a guy his size, and he can be very clinical at times,” Kidder said. “He finishes his goal-scoring opportunities at a high rate of efficiency, which you always look for in a goal scorer.”
Conor Galvin put the Storm (3-1-2) on the board in the 10th minute, and Bowlin added a score eight minutes later off an assist from Cameron Ficher. In the 59th minute, and with a 2-1 lead, Bowlin struck again, this time off a feed from C.J. Fritz.
The final two goals came on through balls, an area Summit excels at, according to Ridgeview coach Keith Bleyer.
“We just couldn’t compete with their speed,” Bleyer said. “They’re very good at sending players through the middle. You make one mistake, and you pay for it.”
Raul Segoviano logged the lone goal for the Ravens (2-2-2) on what Bleyer described as a “deliciously bent ball with a little assistance from the wind” off a free kick in the 37th minute. That narrowed Ridgeview’s deficit to 2-1 heading into the half.
But the equalizer never came in the second half, and Bowlin’s second goal of the day sealed the win.
“It’s like I told our boys: we’ve had two really strong outings in a row,” Bleyer said, referring to Ridgeview’s 0-0 draw at Bend High last Thursday. “And we’re not going to be satisfied until we beat one of those bigger Bend schools, which is coming.”
In other Tuesday action:
Sisters 8, Junction City 0: JUNCTION CITY — Connor Schaab and Jake McAllister each recorded a hat trick to help lead the Outlaws to the Sky-Em League victory and help Sisters maintain a flawless record. Colton Manhalter and Evan Rickards finished with one goal apiece, as the Outlaws (2-0 Sky-Em, 5-0 overall) logged seven assists, including two by Manhalter. Schaab, Ronald Killian, Jadon Bachtold, Keenan O’Hern and Justin Harrer were each credited with an assist.
Madras 3, Gladstone 1: MADRAS — Florencio Aguilar Cruz dished out three assists to help the White Buffaloes build a 3-0 lead and lead them to the Tri-Valley Conference victory. Bryan Renteria put Madras (2-0 TVC, 4-1 overall) on the board with a goal in the 30th minute, and Gustavo Pacheco and Oved Felix added goals in the second half to earn the Buffs their third straight win.
Elmira 6, La Pine 1: ELMIRA — Sam Wieber’s goal drew La Pine even at 1-1 in the first half, but the host Falcons scored just before halftime and pulled away in the second half of the Sky-Em League contest. Wieber scored with an assist from Zack Smith in the 20th minute to get the Hawks even. That would be their only goal of the game, however, and they fell to 0-2 in Sky-Em play, 0-5 overall.
Mountain View 6, Redmond 0: REDMOND — Abby Nopp scored twice, Nelly Ibarra and Jamie McCool had two assists apiece, and the Cougars opened Intermountain Conference play with a victory. Rylee Dickinson, Alexa Bickford, Monet Iams and Madison Choffel each logged a goal for Mountain View (1-0 IMC, 2-4 overall). Sarah Bailey picked up the shutout as keeper, as the Cougars put 33 shots on goal, according to Mountain View coach Donnie Emerson, compared to just three for Redmond (0-2, 0-4-1).
Summit 10, Ridgeview 0: REDMOND — Christina Edwards finished with five goals, including four straight in the first half, and the Storm picked up their third straight win to improve to 5-0-1. Raja Char and Sofia Ellington recorded two goals apiece, Camille Weaver added one, and Shannon Patterson and Megan Cornett were credited with one assist apiece. Ridgeview dropped to 1-4-1 overall.
Sisters 6, Junction City 0: SISTERS — Liz Stewart scored a pair of first-half goals and Natalie Ambrose had two assists and a goal to lead the undefeated Outlaws past Sky-Em League rival Junction City. Haley Carlson and Kristen Sanders each scored between Stewart’s goals as host Sisters rolled to a 4-0 halftime lead. Ambrose and Emily Corrigan rounded out the scoring for the host Outlaws (2-0 Sky-Em, 5-0 overall), who also got assists from Anna Ortega, Nina Horner, Dani Rudinsky and Carlson. Molly Boyle led the Sisters defense from her center-defender position, while Hannah Ceciliani and Horner split duties in goal and were credited with three saves apiece.
Elmira 5, La Pine 0: LA PINE — Constant pressure by the Falcons on La Pine’s defense led to two first-half goals and three more after the intermission en route to the Sky-Em League victory. Kaitlyn Mickel was credited with 10 saves for La Pine (0-1 Sky-Em, 0-4-1 overall), but it was the Hawks’ midfield — made up of Shyann Michael, Holli Glenn, Kelbi Irvin and Kendal Horn — that stood out to La Pine coach Scott Winslow. “Our play, when it did start, started at the midfield,” Winslow said. “The buildup starts there when we can get it.”
Gladstone 6, Madras 0: GLADSTONE — The White Buffaloes fell to 0-1-1 in Tri-Valley Conference play and 0-2-4 overall with the league loss to the Gladiators.
Crook County 3, Bend 1: PRINEVILLE — The Cowgirls’ hitting and serving percentages were not ideal, but Karlee Hollis was there to save them, according to Crook County coach Rosie Honl. Hollis finished the night with 12 kills while going 20 of 25 from the service line with seven aces to lead the Cowgirls to a 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23 win. Hannah Troutman had 17 kills and 16 digs, Samantha Kaonis logged 13 kills, and Aspen Christiansen recorded 15 digs. Christiansen and fellow freshman Jennifer Roth combined to go 26-29 from the service line, while Kayla Hamilton and Abby Smith teamed up for 38 assists. Callie Kruska paced Bend with eight kills and seven blocks. Cassidy Wheeler had eight kills for the Lava Bears, and Molly Warriner finished with seven kills and four blocks.
Mountain View 3, Redmond 0: The host Cougars never let up on the Panthers, knocking off their Intermountain Conference rivals 25-14, 25-10, 25-9. Sierra Hollister registered a team-high 15 kills for Mountain View, while teammate Caitlin Reid added 14 kills. The Cougars (1-1 IMC) posted 12 aces on the night. “Our goal going in to tonight was to keep the energy level up and they really did,” Mountain View coach Jill McKae said about her team. “They took control.”
Madras 3, Gladstone 0: MADRAS — With Shelby Mauritson leading the White Buffaloes in hitting percentage, passing and defense, Madras swept the Gladiators in its Tri-Valley Conference home opener 25-11, 25-15, 25-14. Mauritson finished with 11 kills and a .556 hitting percentage while adding 18 digs. LeiOnah Scott, back from a sprained ankle, racked up seven aces for Madras (2-0 TVC), and Alexis Urbach finished with a team-high 13 kills.
Sisters 3, Elmira 0: ELMIRA — The Outlaws blew past the host Falcons 25-13, 25-15, 25-14, led in large part by their strong serving, according to Sisters coach Miki McFadden. “Each game would be close in the beginning but then we’d get a run of tough serves,” said McFadden, whose club is now 3-0 in league play. Nila Lukens recorded 13 kills and four aces to lead Sisters. Isabelle Tara added 10 kills and Allie Spear contributed nine kills and three aces of her own.
Cottage Grove 3, La Pine 0: COTTAGE GROVE — The Hawks struggled early and never caught up, falling to the Lions 25-6, 25-17, 25-10 in Sky-Em League play. “We were flat and had no enthusiasm,” La Pine coach Alice Zysett said. “We just weren’t ready to play.” The loss drops the Hawks to 0-3 in league.
Trinity Lutheran 3, South Wasco County 1: Taking a break from Mountain Valley League play, the Saints of Bend topped the Redsides 25-18, 25-9, 21-25, 25-12 at home in nonleague action. Katie Murphy paced Trinity’s offense with 11 kills while her younger sister, Mariah Murphy, added nine kills of her own. Allison Jorge dominated from the service line, going 19 of 20 with nine aces. “We’re clicking,” Saints coach Greg Clift said. “We’re starting to attack now ... and that’s a game-changer for us.”
Central Christian 3, Horizon Christian 0: REDMOND — Kelsey Stealey registered six kills, and Kaylin McAfee had a dazzling service run as the host Tigers swept Horizon Christian of Hood River by scores of 25-18, 25-3, 25-15. McAfee got Central Christian off to a fast start in the second game of the Big Sky League match with eight straight service points, including five aces. With the win, the Tigers improved to 1-1 in league play.
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Summit 18, Ridgeview 6: REDMOND — The Storm’s Annie Jarvis netted a game-high six goals, as Summit jumped out to an early lead and held on for the victory at Cascade Swim Center. Vanessa Rogers added four goals for the Storm, with Ky Heffner contributing with three and Laura Robson scoring twice. Kaylin Ivy, Sydney Goodman and Katie Simpson each logged a goal for Summit.
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Summit 17, Ridgeview 4: REDMOND — With Zack Barry recording six goals and Brodie Mead adding three, the Storm cruised to victory at Cascade Swim Center. Eli Abraham, Nate Coleman and Gavin LaLonde were each credited with two goals, while Charlie DeSha and Ian Lafky contributed with one goal apiece. Quinn Rasmussen and Jack Butler split time at goalie, each finishing with six saves.