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Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood girls all win

by: TIMOTHY PARK, STRONG START — Tigard senior Courtney Schild (16) battles Clackamas’ Caitlyn O’Neil for the ball in Tuesday’s opener. Schild had a goal as the Tigers won 3-1.

In the 2005 Class 4A high school girls soccer state championship game, Tualatin edged South Eugene 1-0 in a match decided by a penalty kick shootout.

Tualatin and South Eugene met again to start the 2006 season. The Timberwolves once again triumphed, but, this year, it wasn't nearly as close.

Tualatin, playing its first game under new coach Rossano Rocha, scored a 6-1 win over South Eugene in a non-league match played Tuesday at South Eugene High School.

Sophomore forward Courtney Verloo led the way for the Wolves in the victory, scoring four goals. She tallied her goals in the fourth, 26th, 39th and 71st minute of the match.

Senior Rachelle Kliewer and freshman Jensen Skinner had the other two Tigard goals.

Tigard opened its season by scoring a 3-1 win over Clackamas in a non-league match held Tuesday at Clackamas High School.

Junior Amanda Howie had two of the Tiger goals, one on a breakaway and the other off an assist from Alex Hogan. Senior Courtney Schild had the other Tigard goal, coming on a rebound shot following a free kick by Megan Moore.

The Sherwood girls started their season by rolling to a 9-0 win over Madras in a non-league match played at Sherwood High School on Tuesday.

Courtney Smurdon and Amanda Dutra each scored three goals for the Lady Bowmen in the win.

Michelle Hlasnik, Melany Boulton and Lindsey Anderson had the other Sherwood goals. Anderson also had a pair of assists.