Woodburn boys soccer wins battle of top-10 teams

Woodburn 5, South Albany 0

Sophomore Eric Diaz led the Bulldogs with two goals on a freekick and a penalty kick in Woodburn’s league opener against the No. 7 South Albany Rebels.

Woodburn (5-1-2, 1-0 Mid-Willamette) got contributions from?Brandon Reyes, Michael Hobson and Cesar Ramos in the victory over the Rebels (6-1-1, 0-1), as the Bulldogs seek to win their fourth straight conference title this season.

The victory gives Woodburn 26 straight wins in the Mid-Willamette Conference.

Woodburn retained its ranking as the top team in the 5A classification and will carry its conference winning streak into its Tuesday home game against the Silverton Foxes (3-4, 0-1).

North Marion 6, Gladstone 1

North Marion 3, Molalla 3

by: PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion senior Abner Carrillo drives past a Molalla defender.The Huskies stayed in the hunt in the heated race for a conference title in the Tri-Valley Conference with a draw against Molalla last Tuesday, followed by a five-goal victory over Gladstone two days later.

North Marion, La Salle, Molalla and Madras are separated by just two points in the league standings.

The No. 5 Huskies are the highest ranked Tri-Valley team in the OSAA standings, but are fourth in the conference due to a league-opening loss to La Salle Falcons by a 1-0 margin.

North Marion (5-1-3, 2-1-2 Tri-Valley) gets a rematch against the No. 8 Falcons Tuesday for the team’s lone game this week.

Gervais 6, Jefferson 0

Blanchet 7, Gervais 1

The Cougars started last week on the receiving end of a blowout loss to the No. 8 Blanchet Cavaliers Tuesday before bouncing back two days later to win by six at Jefferson High School.

Gervais’ only losses this season have thus far come against top 10 opponents.

Gervais (2-2-2, 2-1 Special District 3) hosts Santiam Christian (1-6, 1-2) Tuesday before traveling to Western Mennonite (5-2-1, 2-0) Thursday to take on the Pioneers.

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