PENDLETON? The Pendleton girls soccer team outshot the Mac-Hi Pioneers 21-4 on its way to a 4-1 nonconference win on Tuesday.
Whitney Hillmick scored three times for the Bucks (3-1-2), with Haylea Fetterhoff assisting on both of Hillmicks second-half goals.
Fetterhoff got one goal herself, cleaning up a rebound in front of the goal to make it 2-1 Bucks headed into halftime.
Kariss Carrillo scored the only goal for Mac-Hi (1-3-1, 1-0 Greater Oregon League) to give them a brief lead in the first half.
Pendleton coach Rocky Dillenburg said it was a good game for his defense, which did a great job marking and never allowed Mac-Hi to get into a rhythm on offense. He also said his midfield, led by Susanna Argueta, did a good job at controlling the ball.
Overall I?thought we played quite well today. I thought our passes were sharp and we were moving well without the ball,?he said. I think our players are becoming comfortable playing with each other, which is what you want in the preseason.
Pendleton closes out the preseason on Saturday at La Grande at noon.
CORBETT?3, UMATILLA?1 In Corbett, the Umatilla Vikings (1-2-1, 0-1 SD2)?and Corbett Cardinals (2-2-1, 1-0 SD2) went into halftime knotted at 1-1 in their Special District 2 opener on Tuesday.
The Cardinals added two goals in the second half to open the conference slate with a win, while the Vikings will be looking to rebound on Thursday when they host Riverside at 4 p.m.
Statistics were not available for Tuesdays game.
MAC-HI?6, PENDLETON 0 In Milton-Freewater, the Mac-Hi Pioneers (4-0, 1-0 Greater Oregon League) had an offensive breakout against the Pendleton Buckaroos (0-4-2)?in nonconference play on Tuesday.
The Pioneers led 2-0 at the half and put four more past the goal keeper after the break to bring their season goal total to 14, while not allowing any goals yet this year. Pendleton coach Rob Hillmick called in the game but was not sure which players scored for Mac-Hi.
He said the Bucks, already down two starters, took a few more hits to their roster as two more starters didnt play, another got a double yellow card early in the match and another left at halftime with an injury.
Pendleton hosts La Grande at noon on Saturday in its final preseason game.
Mac-Hi will play at Ontario on Saturday at 2 p.m. (MST) in GOL?action.
RIVERSIDE vs. IRRIGON In Boardman, the Riverside Pirates and Irrigon Knights league soccer match was delayed until today at 4 p.m.
IONE 3,?RIVERSIDE 0 In Ione, the Ione Cardinals (14-0, 1-0 Big Sky-East) were down two starters but didnt waste any time dispatching the Riverside Pirates (1-9, 0-3 Eastern Oregon League) in nonconference play on Tuesday, winning 25-13, 25-12 and 25-5.
Ione coach Dawn Eynetich said her team was learning a whole new rotation in the match and started off slow, down 10-0 in the first set. But foreign exchange student Dominika Senkerikova provided a steady attack and led the Cardinals with 18 kills.
She also had two aces as the Cardinals serving game was nearly flawless. MaKenna Ramos was 19 for 19 serving with three aces and Shadow Kendrick was 17 for 17 with two aces.
Ione remains in non-league play for a Friday match-up at Sherman at 4:30 p.m. while Riverside will host Arlington at 5 p.m. on Thursday for a nonconference game.
ECHO 3, HELIX 0 In Echo, the Echo Cougars (2-7, 1-2 BSC-E) snapped a three-match skid and won their first Big Sky match of the year on Tuesday with a straight-set win over the Helix Grizzlies (0-9, 0-1 BSC-E).
With Kirsten McCallum leading them with six kills, the Cougars won 25-20, 25-16, 25-12.
Ashley Chandler was 14-of-15 serving while Rachael Round was 19-of-20 serving.
Statistics for Helix were not available.
Echo coach Janice Scott said a tough preseason has helped the team grow and it showed on Tuesday.
Overall they played pretty evenly within themselves as a team,?she said. Overall it was a good team effort.
Helix will host Condon/Wheeler on Thursday at 5 p.m. while Echo welcomes Condon/Wheeler to town at 5 p.m. on Friday.
UMATILLA?3, PILOT?ROCK?0 In Umatilla, the Umatilla Vikings (5-6, 1-2 Eastern Oregon League)?got their second win in their last three matches, dispatching winless Pilot Rock (0-8, 0-3 Blue Mountain Conference) 25-19, 25-18, 25-22.
Statistics were not available for the Vikings, but but Kristen Mascall had a strong match in the losing effort for the Rockets.
She was 19-of-21 serving and had six kills at the net. Jordan Jeppe was 15-of-17 serving with four kills, and Tara Glynn and Dexi Crain both were 13-of-13 serving with an ace.
Umatilla plays at Mac-Hi at 5 p.m. on Thursday in another nonconference contest.
Pilot Rock gets back to league play Thursday with a match at Stanfield at 6 p.m.
DUFUR?3, ARLINGTON?0 In Arlington, the No. 1-ranked Dufur Rangers (14-1, 4-0 BSC-W)?made quick work of the Arlington Honkers (2-4, 1-1 BSC-W)?in Big Sky Conference-West play on Tuesday, 25-13, 25-14, 25-9.
Statistics were not available for the match.
Arlington takes a break from conference play on Thursday for a 5 p.m. match at Riverside.