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THE WEEK AHEAD: FALL SPORTS

The Billies’ Savanah Endicott

VOLLEYBALL

■ No. 7 Creswell has a jam-packed week ahead. The Bulldogs travel to No. 17 La Pine tonight, will host a tournament on Saturday, travel to Elmira on Tuesday, and host Harrisburg next Thursday.

No. 9 Thurston’s only game is a league matchup at home against Springfield on Tuesday.

■ No. 14 Pleasant Hill will host an invitational on Saturday before a home matchup against No. 11 Siuslaw on Tuesday. 

■ Springfield travels to the Pleasant Hill Invite on Saturday before playing at No. 9 Thurston on Tuesday.

■ Cottage Grove has a busy week ahead, with at least four games. The Lions travel to North Bend tonight and to the North Marion tournament on Saturday. They then come home on Tuesday to face Junction City before traveling up to No. 4 Marist next Thursday.

BOYS SOCCER

■ No. 6 Cottage Grove hosts Marshfield tonight, will travel to North Bend on Tuesday, and return home to face Junction City next Thursday.

■ No. 13 Springfield’s only game this week is at home against Churchill on Wednesday.

■ Creswell has three matchups this week, hosting Churchill on Friday and Sisters on Saturday before hitting the road to face Santiam Christian next Thursday.

■ Pleasant Hill has only one game this week, a road game on Wednesday vs. No. 18 Crosshill Christian.

■ Thurston’s only game is at home versus North Eugene on Wednesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

■ No. 2 Thurston has only one game, a top-10 matchup at home on Wednesday against North Eugene.

■ No. 13 Pleasant Hill hosts Creswell on Monday before traveling to face No. 18 Santiam Christian.

■ No. 14 Springfield has a single game this week, an away game at No. 17 Churchill on Wednesday.

■ Creswell will face three top-15 teams this week, all on the road. 

■ Cottage Grove hosts No. 8 Marshfield tonight before traveling to No. 14 North Bend on Tuesday, and then home vs. Junction City next Thursday.