Hermiston 1, La Grande 0
In a defensive struggle where neither team could put the ball in the net, an own goal in the 75th minute by La Grande lifted the Hermiston Bulldogs to a 1-0 victory Tuesday in La Grande.
While the Bulldogs controlled the ball for most of the game in their attacking half of the field, they couldnt break through with their chances against a compact Tiger defense that sometimes packed the box with as many as eight players.
After the error by La Grande, the Tigers came at the Bulldog defense with everything they had for the remaining five minutes of the match, but Hermiston was able to keep them off the scoreboard.
Hermiston is at Milton-Freewater at 2 p.m. today, taking on Mac-Hi.
Pendleton 4, Riverside 1
After making it to the state playoffs a year ago, the Riverside girls soccer team might be in a bit of a rebuilding stage, taking a 4-1 loss to Pendleton on Tuesday at Riverside High School in Boardman.
It didnt take long for the Pirates to put the ball in the net, scoring in the second minute, but after that they went ice cold and couldnt find the goal-scoring prowess the rest of the match.
The Pirates take on La Grande in Boardman at 12 p.m. today.
Echo d. Irrigon, 3-0
The Echo Cougars handed Irrigon a quick and painless 3-set loss Tuesday, 25-17, 25-18, 25-22, in Echo.
Kirsten McCallum lead the way for the Cougs on the attack, converting 12 of 13 attempts. Rachel Round had four aces while Lauren Elligsen served 100 percent.
. Echo is in action Tuesday at Stanfield while Irrigon is at the Riverside Tournament today.
Umatilla d. Mac-Hi, 3-2
The Umatilla Vikings won a marathon match Tuesday, winning the fifth set 19-15 against the Mac-Hi Pioneers at The Pit in Umatilla.
The Vikings picked set wins in the second and third, 25-17 and 25-16, but the Pioneers scored a clutch fourth-set win, 25-19.
Umatilla will take part in the Riverside Tournament today in Boardman.
Riverside d. Stanfield, 3-0
The Riverside Pirates rolled up a big win Tuesday, pounding Stanfield 25-12, 25-20, 25-22 in Stanfield.
It could be a long year for the Pirates if anyone gets hurt, as they only had 12 girls total come out for the volleyball program this fall. The school has cancelled pretty much all junior varsity matches as a result.
Both schools will be at the Riverside Tournament today.