Just when coach Brad Roupp thought Adam Pavlich couldn't possibly do anything more, the junior forward for Ashland pushed in the game-winning goal Thursday in a 3-2 nonconference boys soccer victory over visiting North Medford.

Just when coach Brad Roupp thought Adam Pavlich couldn't possibly do anything more, the junior forward for Ashland pushed in the game-winning goal Thursday in a 3-2 nonconference boys soccer victory over visiting North Medford.

Pavlich was the final link as Derek Owens-Oas passed to Nate Roupp, who headed it toward the goal and watched Pavlich kick it in in the 78th minute at Ashland Middle School.

"He was a young man at work," said Brad Roupp, who is also Nate's dad. "He was playing hard, going to the ground, getting back up. I had a sub ready to pull him out because he'd gone too far and was too tired. I was ready to settle for a tie and congratulate him on the sidelines for a game well played, but he did not want a tie."

The Grizzlies, who are 3-1, had a taxing match against South Medford on Tuesday and fatigue seemed to set in, said coach Roupp.

The score was 0-0 at halftime as both teams battled evenly into the second.

North Medford (1-2-1) lost 15 seniors off last year's team but is ahead of schedule in their performance, said coach Matt Soper.

Nevertheless, it fell behind when Simon Linsday of Ashland had a 60-yard carry up the middle and scored in the 52nd minute.

The Black Tornado evened the match after sweeper Dylan Schwarm's 35-yard shot hit the crossbar, the ball bounded out and then was crossed to Jorge Maldonado, who deposited it.

Then Pavlich took over in the finals three minutes.

"They're big," said Soper, "but we dealt with it for the most part. We had a couple of breakdowns, and when you do that with a good team, they're going score. We had our chances as well. It was a pretty even match."

AHS cross country

Ashland won both the girls and boys team titles at the Southern Sky Conference pre-district cross country meet Thursday at Moore Park in Klamath Falls.

The Grizzly girls scored 25 points and the boys scored 27.

Seena Frantz of Ashland captured the girls 5,000-meter race in 21 minutes, 48 seconds. The boy winner was Klamath Union's Nick Anderson.

BOYS

TEAM SCORES — Ashland 27, Klamath Union 50, Crater 61, Mazama n/a, Eagle n/a.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (top 20) — 1, Nick Anderson, KU, 17:07; 2, Ryland Karlovich, A, 17:22; 3, Wilder Schaaf, A, 17:33; 4, Max Runya, C, 17:43; 5, Kirby Garletts, M, 17:50; 6, Paul Schwartzer, A, 18:07; 7, Mason Aspera, KU, 18:09; 8, Cord Walsh, A, 18:15; 9, Van Dyke, EP, 18:23; 10, Charles Warrenton, KU, 18:27.

11, Noah Kass, A, 18:28; 12, Isaac Schaaf, A, 18:33; 13, Neil Seibert, C, 18:33; 14, Jon Obeso, C, 18:34; 15, Cully Dumbeck, KU, 18:35; 16, Grayson Dixon, C, 18:39; 17, Alex Bowland, A, 18:37; 18, Andrew Daw, M, 18:47; 19, Mark Holloway, C, 18:49; 20, Patrick Staton, C, 19:19.

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES — Ashland 25, Crater 36, Klamath Union 59, Mazama n/a, Eagle Point n/a.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (top 20) — 1, Seena Frantz, A, 21:48; 2, Camilia Mayfield, A, 21:48; 3, Damaris Remigio, C, 22:14; 4, Alex Kiesling, A, 22:20; 5, Hanna Ewing, A, 22:47; 6, Jessica Vig, C, 22:54; 7, Sara Nelson, 23:03; 8, Jasmyn Andrews, C, 23:07; 9, Teal Rice-Narusch, C, 23:31; 10, Megan Cummings, KU, 23:38.

11, Nicole Mee, KU, 23:38; 12, Chelsa McDonnell, KU, 23:40; 13, Esther Olsen, C, 24:03; 14, Marshall Miller, A, 24:05; 15, Kelly Mauser, KU, 24:08; 16, Erin Westfall, KU, 24:19; 17, Lucero Castaneda, C, 24:23; 18, Stephanie Kersten, M, 24:41; 19, Natalie Knight, A, 25:55; 20, Grace Gamble, C, 26:11.

SOU volleyball

Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Yutzie's 11 kills were not enough Thursday in Monmouth as the Southern Oregon University volleyball team fell to NCAA Division II Western Oregon 25-16, 25-19, 25-14 n a matchup between sister schools and former Cascade Conference rivals.

The Wolves improved to 7-1 on the young season. The Raiders dropped to 3-7 overall and return to Cascade Conference action tonight as they travel to Evergreen State.

Yutzie finished with 11 kills in 34 attacks, while senior teammate Mia Wortel added eight kills with just one error.

Wortel led the Raiders in the opener. The middle blocker accounted for three straight SOU points with three kills and tied the first set at 12-12. But an 8-1 run by the Wolves forced an SOU timeout at 20-13 and it wasn't long before WOU wrapped up the set.

In the second set, Yutzie cut the WOU lead to 17-16 with a kill and then added another kills to get the Raiders within 20-17. The Wolves closed out the set with kills by Lisa Martini and Haley Kostrba.

The finale was all Western as the Wolves held SOU to a .057 attack percentage.

Leanne Stennett led SOU with 10 digs, while junior setter Lindsay Stone finished with 31 assists and six digs.