Six weeks down, only a few more to go! Here are the Week 6 soccer headliners:
Crescent Valley Takes Out Crosstown Rival Corvallis
The crosstown rivalry took place this week between #7 Crescent Valley and #4 Corvallis, a usual double annual showdown that only has one edition this season. In their only meeting, Abby Smith scored two first half goals and her brace was the difference maker, as Crescent Valley would shut out Corvallis 2-0 in their only meeting this season. The win gives the Raiders a 0.5 game lead over the Spartans in the Mid-Willamette Conference, with two more conference impact showdowns looming with West Albany and Silverton in a couple weeks.
Pleasant Hill Makes A Statement
Here come the Billies, who would’ve known? Facing #5 Santiam Christian on Wednesday, Pleasant Hill sent a strong message with a comfortable 3-0 dub over the Eagles and seizing first place in their district entering the final stretch. They have rematches with every league opponent starting Monday against La Pine, while their rematch with Santiam Christian comes on October 20th on the road in Adair Village. Watch out for Pleasant Hill, they might be a true contender in the 3A/2A/1A landscape and their receipts will reflect as much over the second half of league play.
Lincoln or Grant? The PIL Comes Down To These Two
With all due respect to the Wells Guardians, this PIL race is coming down to the Lincoln Cardinals and Grant Generals. These two boast both strong offenses and excellent defenses, looking at showdown that could go scoreless or a shootout, perhaps something in between. Either way, it’ll come down to who makes the first mistake in their showdown on October 22nd. With their offensive stars Elle Frazier and Alana Harry, this is built to be an instant classic if they both play to their true team potential. Oh yes, what made me “disqualify” Wells? Tying 3-3 with Roosevelt when Lincoln mercy ruled them 8-0, and Grant is likely to do the same on Tuesday. Wells and Lincoln play on Friday, but I’m expecting the Cardinals to cruise to victory.