The South Albany High girls soccer team is off to a fast start as the RedHawks have opened the season 7-0, including a 2-0 record in the Mid-Willamette Conference.
South will face Dallas at 5 p.m. Tuesday before hosting West Albany in a key battle at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Dallas has yet to play a conference game as the Dragons cancelled their past two matches, against Corvallis and Silverton.
The RedHawks have allowed just three goals while scoring 33.
West Albany is 5-1-2 overall and 1-0-1 in MWC entering the week. The Bulldogs will host North Salem on Tuesday before the rivalry game at South.
West’s lone loss, 4-0, came at the hands of North Eugene.
Corvallis is 1-0 in MWC play and faces Silverton in its only game this week. The Spartans have allowed just one goal in starting 5-0-2 overall.
Corvallis, last season’s 5A runner-up, and West Albany enter the second week of the MWC boys soccer slate as two of the three unbeatens at 2-0; Silverton is 1-0.
The Spartans are coming off a 5-0 win over Central and hosts Silverton in its only game this week.
West is at North Salem on Tuesday before hosting South Albany at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Silverton will host Crescent Valley (0-1) on Tuesday before heading to Corvallis.
South, Central and North Salem are all 1-1. The RedHawks dropped a 2-1 decision at home to Central.
Corvallis, West and Dallas have begun to separate themselves from the rest of field in the MWC volleyball race.
Corvallis (9-0), West (8-1) and Dallas (7-2) are in line for three of the four berths to the 5A playoffs.
The Spartans have dropped just four sets all season; two of those were to West in a 3-2 win. Dallas’ two losses are to Corvallis and West.
Those three teams will face each other at Corvallis on Oct. 9.
But first, Corvallis hosts Lebanon (4-5) on Tuesday and is at South (1-8) on Thursday; West hosts CV (3-5) on Tuesday and is at Lebanon on Thursday; and Dallas hosts Silverton (5-4) on Tuesday and is at CV on Thursday.
West Albany and Silverton have all but wrapped up playoff berths with 5-0 starts to the season.
The battle for the last two spots could go down to the wire.
With four games left, Central, Lebanon and Crescent Valley are all 3-2, with South Albany and Corvallis right on their heels at 2-3.
Lebanon and Central square off at Lebanon on Friday. The Warriors are coming off a 35-21 loss at West on Friday and also dropped a heart-breaking 37-36 decision at Silverton earlier in the season.
Crescent Valley is at South Albany after rallying to beat Dallas 22-21 last week. The RedHawks also edged Dallas in the season opener, winning 27-26 on a last-second field goal.
South has lost two straight and has been outscored 76-17 in those two contests. CV has alternated wins and losses this season and is looking for its first winning streak.
Corvallis will look to get back to .500 when it hosts 0-5 McKay.
Silverton is at Dallas (1-4) and West Albany is at North Salem (1-4).