Easy win sends Sandy girls to 5A semis
5A GIRLS SOCCER
The Sandy girls soccer team mashed the gas pedal and never let off during a runaway 5-2 home win over Bend in the OSAA Class 5A state quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.
Sandy earned a series of throw-ins deep in the Lava Bears' end, eventually finding Marley Salveter for a run down the center. She stayed a step ahead of a pair of blue shirts before beating the goalie on the 1-on-1 chance.
The Pioneers gained possession again quickly after the kickoff, and Tana Eri punched a ball through getting Salveter loose for another breakaway chance 30 seconds after her first.
"That really opened up the game for us," Salveter said. "Those two quick goals inspired us to keep moving forward and to stay on the attack."
A goal by Natalie Paul would make it 3-0 Sandy less than 20 minutes into the match. Salveter would notch two more goals in the second half.
Sandy advances to play at top-seeded North Eugene in the 5A semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
View photos from the quarterfinal match at daveball.exposuremanager.com.
Look for expanded coverage ahead in our Wednesday, Nov. 8, print edition.