Bend High got more than just a girls soccer victory on Friday — the Lava Bears also got one of their key players back.
Delaney Crook, playing in her first match since suffering a knee injury in February, posted a hat trick to lead host Bend to a 5-0 victory over Crescent Valley.
Alex Howard opened the scoring for Bend with a goal in the third minute before Crook started lighting up the scoreboard. Crook scored in the 23rd and 34th minutes to give the Lava Bears (2-1-1) a 3-0 lead at halftime, then notched her third goal in the 60th minute.
“We’re trying to take it slow with her,” said Bend coach Mackenzie Groshong of Crook’s return from an ACL tear in her right knee during a Bend High basketball game this past winter. “She’s a talented player and a great leader; it’s just great to see her back on the field.”
Hannah Cocrkum closed the scoring for Bend with a penalty kick in the 75th minute.
Amidee Colleknon had two assists for the Lava Bears, while Meagan Bakker, Cambria Hurd and Howard also assisted on Bend goals to put away the Raiders (0-3).
Groshong praised the work by goalkeeper Awbrie Elle Kinkade, who had eight saves.
In other Friday action:
Crescent Valley 3, Bend 2: CORVALLIS — Two goals by sophomore Chance Flammang were not enough to counter a first-half scoring flurry by Crescent Valley as the host Raiders (2-2) held off the Lava Bears. Flammang scored in the second minute of the nonconference match for a 1-0 Bend lead. But later in the half, Crescent Valley ran off three goals in a 15-minute span, capped by a penalty kick that put the Bears (0-2-2) in a 3-1 halftime hole. Flammang’s second goal got Bend within one 22 minutes into the second half. After that, said Bend coach Nils Eriksson, the Lava Bears “had some good chances. It wasn’t the best soccer, but we worked hard and gave it a good effort.”
Mountain View 1, Corvallis 1: CORVALLIS — A goal by Mario Torres midway through the second half enabled the visiting Cougars (0-1-2) to gain a tie with Corvallis (2-1-1). The Spartans scored in the 11th minute of the match and held a 1-0 lead until Torres scored off an assist from Zach Emerson in the 62nd minute. “In the second half we pressed really hard,” said Mountain View coach Chris Rogers. “Lots of pressure and lots of shots. We just couldn’t get the final finish in.” That included a missed penalty kick in the 78th minute. Rogers praised the play of Taylor Willman, Zel Ray and Emerson, saying they were “absolutely fantastic controlling the midfield today.”
Corvallis 2, Mountain View 0: The visiting Spartans tallied two early goals and made them stand en route to the nonconference decision over Mountain View. Corvallis scored in the 12th and 17th minutes, and the Cougars (0-3) could not respond. “But we outplayed them in the second half,” said Mountain View coach Don Emerson, noting that the Cougars put 10 shots on goal after halftime to just two for Corvallis. “We had our chances,” Emerson added, “but we just couldn’t get the ball in.” Emerson noted that Sarah Bailey played a strong game in goal for Mountain View and that freshman forward Rylee Dickinson led several offensive charges.
Prospect 3, Trinity Lutheran 1: PROSPECT — Going into the match against Prospect, Trinity Lutheran averaged one ball-handling error per game. But the Saints committed 34 errors in the four-set match, losing 19-25, 25-23, 15-25, 23-25. “We were resilient and we learned a lot,” Trinity coach Greg Clift said. Katie Murphy had 15 kills and Taylor McCabe had 13 digs.
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Mountain View 13, Bend 1: Noah Cox had six goals and his brother Nate had five to propel the Cougars to a win in their first meeting against the Lava Bears this season. “The Lava Bears and Cougars play again today at 3 p.m. at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.