Concordia hands Southern Oregon first loss of the season

PORTLAND — A pair of first-half goals stood up for No. 18 Concordia (Calif.) as the Eagles handed Southern Oregon its first loss of the 2012 season, a 2-0 defeat in nonconference women's soccer action Sunday afternoon at Tuominen Yard.

The loss dropped Southern Oregon's record to 4-1-1, while Concordia improved to 3-2 with the win. Southern Oregon returns to action Friday, when the Raiders will face Westmont in a nonconference road match at 11 a.m.

Concordia got on the board early when Stevie Thomas took a pass from Megan Daniels and shot from 12 yards out on the right side through traffic in the 13th minute. The Eagles tacked another one on when Alexis Garcia-Irons' header found the right side of the net from eight yards out in the 38th minute.

The Eagles maintained pressure throughout the first half, outshooting the Raiders 7-3 in the opening period. Southern Oregon evened it up in the second, tying CU in shots at seven for the period to finish at 14-10. Southern Oregon had a couple chances during the match, with Sydney Paulsen leading the team with six shots.

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