Eagles rock Franklin at home

By DAVE LEDER

News staff writer

April 26

HOOD RIVER — Before Monday’s first quarter was even close to being over, Hood River Valley senior attacker Chris Riedl had already matched his season high with five goals.

Once the mayhem finally came to an end, Riedl had scored six goals and delivered four assists, helping the Eagles thrash winless Franklin 24-1 at Henderson Stadium.

Senior Josh McHale (five goals, one assist) and sophomore Paul Spaulding (five goals, one assist) also had big games for HRV, which manhandled its second straight opponent to improve to 6-1 in the Columbia Division (11-1 overall).

“Our movement off the ball was good, and our offensive execution was where we needed it to be,” said coach Mac Jackson, whose team has outscored its last two opponents by a combined tally of 45-1.

“Franklin is toward the bottom of the league, so we just wanted to make sure we played at our level, not theirs.”

Adding to the offensive fireworks on Monday were seniors David Voigt (two goals, one assist) and Casey Vannet (two goals, one assist). Zach Bohince, Peter Debbaut and Terry Sanders each added one goal and one assist, while junior Alex Evans also found the net.

Meanwhile, Sanders won 100 percent of his faceoffs against the Quakers, who fielded just 13 players. The entire HRV roster saw significant playing time, and helped the Eagles win their fourth straight league game.

“We tried to do some different things with our offense in the second half, but you can’t just stop scoring,” Jackson said. “They really had trouble defending us.”

The Eagles have one remaining home game on Friday against 1-8 Cleveland before going on the road for three huge tests against Lincoln (May 3), OES (May 6) and Grant (May 10).

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