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Corvallis High's Ryann Gregg, center, has helped the Spartans to a 9-0 record in Mid-Willamette Conference play this season. Corvallis has a one-match lead over West Albany and two over Dallas with seven matches to play.

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.

Boys soccer

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.

Volleyball

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. 

Football

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).

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Sports editor of the Corvallis Gazette-Times and Albany Democrat-Herald