By SVM Sports Staff
The Oregon Hawks soccer team saw its season come to an end Wednesday, as the Winnebago Indians scored a late goal for a 1-0 win in a Class 1A Oregon Regional semifinal.
Winnebago converted with 36 seconds remaining in regulation to claim the shutout victory.
Dixon 1, Ottawa 1: The Dukes earned a tie on Senior Night, and were 10 minutes – and a couple of close calls – away from picking up their first win of the season.
Senior Tom Hopp scored 20 minutes into the match for the Dukes (0-14-2, 0-8-1 NIB-12 West), on an assist from classmate Sonny Baratta. Dixon led 1-0 at halftime, but the Pirates scored the equalizer with 10 minutes remaining.
Dukes coach Mahmoud Etemadi said senior goalkeeper Brandon Jagitsch made some nice saves to turn away other Ottawa scoring chances. Dixon had a couple of shots hit the post among several missed opportunities.
Sterling 161, Newman 62, Jefferson 53: The Golden Warriors dominated a triangular meet at home, as every Sterling senior picked up an event win on Senior Night.
The 1-meter diving competition was the lone event the Warriors didn’t win, as Newman’s Abigayle Ammon took that with 183.55 points.
Charli Wike won two individual events and swam on two relay wins. She took the 200 freestyle (2:06.70) and 100 breaststroke (1:10.36), and was also on the 200 medley relay (2:04.47) and 400 freestyle relay (4:08.08).
Jordan Totten won the 100 backstroke (1:13.07) and joined Wike on the 200 medley relay. Totten also took part in the 200 freestyle relay win (2:04.21). Senior Indie Ackland added a win in the 500 freestyle (6:51.66), while senior Destini Fahnestock won the JV 100 butterfly (1:36.28).
Other multiple winners were Erin McCawley in the 200 IM (2:43.63) and 100 butterfly (1:09.92), and Emily McDonald in the 50 freestyle (27.62 seconds) and 100 freestyle (59.08 seconds). Both also swam on the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays, while Avery Edwards swam on the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays.
Sauk Valley def. Highland 25-13, 25-17, 25-18: The Skyhawks cruised to an Arrowhead Conference win in their final home match of the season.
Kalli Scheppers had 12 kills, Kayla Kurz spiked nine more, and Kristyn Kasner ripped seven kills for Sauk (15-16, 6-5). Karly Koch dished 32 assists, Alyssa Workman added five kills, and Brianna Correa chipped in 15 digs.