ASHLAND — Kelsey Randall scored one goal and assisted another in the first half as Southern Oregon saved a weekend split with a 3-1 women's soccer win over Warner Pacific on Saturday evening at Raider Stadium.
Randall scored her fourth goal of the season, as did Mia Volpatti for the Raiders (7-5 overall, 4-2 CCC).
Ashley Cervantes assisted Makena Totushek for the second-half score, which made it 3-0 in the 55th minute.
Staci Tatum tallied for the Knights (3-6-2, 1-3-2) off an Ashley Giesbers assist.
SOU 3, WARNER PACIFIC 0: At Ashland, Southern Oregon followed a familiar formula in the win over last-place Warner Pacific at Raider Stadium.
Esteban Castaneda's converted penalty kick in the 32nd minute gave the Raiders a lead, and they made sure it stuck in their sixth shutout in eight Cascade Conference games. They improved to 7-1 in conference play, surpassing Corban (which has played one less game at 6-0-1) for the points lead in the standings and bringing their overall record (7-6) above the .500 mark for the first time this season after starting 0-5.
Sean McManamon keyed the rest of the scoring. He sent a cross from the right corner to the far post in the 40th minute, leading to Carlos Magana's header, and he scored his second goal of the season in the 74th off a pass from Brendan Allen.
The Knights (0-6, 0-6), on the other hand, were stifled. SOU held them without a shot on goal in the second half after they generated just one in the first.
In the Raiders' seven victories, they've allowed a total of four second-half shots on goals and not a single score.
Magana's goal was his fourth of the season, tying him with Travis Hopkins for the team lead, and Castaneda's was his third. Allen is up to two assists, and McManamon's was his first.
EASTERN OREGON 3, SOU 0: At La Grande, first-place and 14th-ranked Eastern Oregon continued to protect its home court against Southern Oregon with a 25-15, 25-12, 25-19 sweep.
The Cascade Collegiate Conference match was over within an hour as the Mountaineers (16-5 overall, 10-2 CCC) posted a blistering .365 attacking average, the highest for an SOU opponent this year, behind catalyst Megan Bunn's 11 kills on 21 attacks and eight more from Isabelle Statkus on just 14 tries.
The Raiders (9-7, 6-5) have lost seven matches in a row at EOU. They were swept in the regular-season series by the Mountaineers.
SOU's Taylor Ristvedt did her part with 12 kills on a .345 attack, but the rest of the team swung at a negative-.049 clip. Natalie James had 16 assists, Emma Ryan and Ashlyn Flynn each had seven digs, and Makayla Hoyt posted four blocks.
EOU middle Madisen Garlie kept the Raiders from getting comfortable by assisting six of the team's seven blocks.