OAKLAND, Calif. — The Southern Oregon offense broke out for four second-half goals as the Raiders defeated Holy Names 5-2 Monday afternoon in nonconference women's soccer action.
Southern Oregon improves to 3-0-1 with the win, while Holy Names drops to 0-2 this season. The Raiders return to action Thursday with an afternoon road match against Simpson in Redding.
Stacy Hamer led the way for SOU with a pair of goals and added an assist in the win, while Stephanie Carr tallied her fifth goal of the season. Sydney Paulsen and Serena DeChristofaro also scored for the Raiders.
Hamer's first goal came in the 40th minute when she dug the ball out of the corner and hit a 20-yard bender into the net for the unassisted score. That would be the only goal of the first half, before the teams combined for six scores after the halftime break.
Dodge, Olson earn honors
The Southern Oregon football team won its first-ever Frontier Conference game in decisive fashion Saturday, and Monday a pair of Raiders have become the program's first Frontier Conference Players of the Week following their performances against Montana Western.
Sophomore quarterback Austin Dodge was named Offensive Player of the Week and senior wide receiver Mike Olson was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
Dodge passed for 347 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Raiders' 54-21 victory over the Bulldogs. He completed 26 of 39 pass attempts while sitting most of the fourth quarter in the win, and he also rushed for 19 yards on four carries.
Olson began his senior season with the touchdown trifecta as he reached the end zone on the ground, through the air and on a punt return. He totaled 89 yards on four punt returns, including a 69-yard TD return, and he added 75 receiving yards on three catches and 24 rushing yards on six attempts.
The Raiders, 1-0 on the season, travel to Billings, Mont., next for a conference road matchup against Rocky Mountain Saturday at 1 p.m. MST.