DALLAS — Two weeks had passed since Redmond High was scheduled to play its season opener. Yet, because of cancellations due to poor air quality, the Panthers had to wait until Tuesday.
But Redmond made its first girls soccer match of the season a memorable one.
A year after scoring just six goals the entire season, the Panthers could do no wrong as they routed Dallas 9-0 in a nonconference win, marking the program’s first season-opening victory since 2009.
“Oh, it was very worth the wait,” Redmond coach Martha Segura laughed, referring to her team’s delayed season opener. “We played so great, and I can’t wait for our games on Thursday.”
As Rory Eldridge netted a hat trick and Jordan Fox added two goals for Redmond, goalkeeper Scout DeMain pitched a shutout with 10 saves. Ashley Guyette and Sarah DeChristopher each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, and Carly Hall and Payton Rogerson each scored once.
Summit 4, St. Mary’s 0: PORTLAND — Alexandra Walker recorded a hat trick to lead the Storm to a nonconference win. Piper Flannery had a goal and two assists for Summit (2-1), and Caroline Schutz had an assist.
Henley 9, Sisters 0: KLAMATH FALLS — The Outlaws (0-2) were shut out for the second straight nonconference game.
Santiam Christian 5, La Pine 0: LA PINE — Evie Toruno made five saves for the Hawks in their Class 3A/2A/1A Special District 4 opener, but Santiam Christian still scored three goals in the first half en route to a shutout over La Pine (0-1 SD4, 0-2 overall).
Hood River Valley 2, Summit 0: The Eagles scored two late goals, in the 62nd and 73rd minutes, to pick up a nonconference win over the Storm (2-1). The first goal came on a counter attack, and the second came off a loose ball that got behind the Summit defense, according to Storm coach Ron Kidder.
Sandy 10, Redmond 1: REDMOND — Hunter Holmes had 10 saves for the Panthers (1-2) in the nonleague loss. Alex Lopez scored the lone goal, unassisted, for Redmond in the 50th minute.
Henley 5, Sisters 0: SISTERS — The Hornets of Klamath Falls led 2-0 at halftime and then scored three goals within six minutes early in the second half to easily win the nonconference match. Sisters coach Rob Jensen said the Outlaws (0-3) controlled possession for much of the game but mental errors led to most of the goals for Henley.
Santiam Christian 4, La Pine 1: LA PINE — The Hawks trailed 3-0 at halftime before falling in their Class 3A/2A/1A Special District 3 opener. In the 75th minute, Morrie Desatoff scored off a cross from Jeremy Gonzalez for La Pine (0-1 SD3, 1-1 overall).
Molalla 3, Madras 0: MADRAS — The White Buffaloes lost their Tri-Valley Conference opener 25-12, 25-20, 25-21.
Estacada 3, Crook County 1: ESTACADA — Crook County fell 22-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 in its Tri-Valley Conference opener, the Cowgirls’ first conference loss since 2014.
Culver 3, La Pine 0: LA PINE — The Bulldogs defeated the Hawks 25-18, 25-10, 25-5 as Maddie Miller led the way with eight kills and three block kills. Irma Retano added seven kills, eight digs and two aces for Culver. Margie Beeler finished with seven aces and 24 assists for the Bulldogs, who had 14 aces in the match.
Paisley 3, Central Christian 2: PAISLEY — The Tigers (0-2 MVL) fell 25-21, 26-24, 21-25, 21-25, 15-12 in Mountain Valley League action.
Gilchrist 3, Prospect 1: GILCHRIST — The Class 1A No. 3-ranked Grizzlies won 25-18, 25-11, 20-25, 25-12 to improve to 2-0 in Mountain Valley League play.
Trinity Lutheran 3, Mitchell/Spray 2: MITCHELL — Erin Klepper had 10 kills, 10 digs and eight aces to lead the Saints of Bend to their first win of the season in nonconference play. Hailie Bishop had 10 kills for Trinity, Emma McKim and Alita Ruggles each had eight kills, and Clara Cassanova dished out 29 assists.