PORTLAND — Southern Oregon cashed in four pins to collect its fourth straight road win Thursday, 37-12 over Warner Pacific in a Cascade Collegiate Conference dual at Bart Valentine Court.
Devin Poppen (141 pounds), Chandler Michael (149) and Hunter Hodges (157) won by fall consecutively and Tanner Fischer ended the night with another pin in the heavyweight match. The 13th-ranked Raiders improved to 5-2 going into Saturday's Bronco Duals in Hastings, Nebraska.
Josh Johnson, the eighth-ranked 125-pounder in the NAIA, put the Knights (0-9) on the board first with an 11-4 defeat of Trey Long, but Matt Peterson's 21-11 major decision over Lucas Higginbotham started a run of 22 unanswered points for SOU.
Poppen, ranked fourth at 141, finished off Zachery Sias in 2:07 in bringing his record to 16-4 overall and 6-1 in dual matches. Michael, ranked 10th, followed with his seventh pin of the season in 6:29 against Baylen Cooper, going to 15-5 on the season. Hodges hadn't appeared in a dual since the Raiders' Nov. 10 opener against Menlo, but the sixth-ranked 157-pounder needed just 2:23 to pin Timothy Rivera.
Max Hane picked up a 6-4 win over Joe Dickinson at 184 for SOU, and Fischer went to 12-4 overall and 6-1 in duals after taking care of Alvaro Venegas nine seconds into the second round. The Raiders also scored at 197, where Alejandro Sandoval won by forfeit.
SOU 28, WARNER PACIFIC 6: At Portland, Southern Oregon claimed all three contested weight classes in the victory.
Alejandra Rodriguez pinned Regina Dickinson at 136 pounds and Latiana Tauaese pinned Sterling Magnuson at 191 to lead the Raiders, who are ranked 15th in the WCWA. At 123, Anesia Ramirez won by 5-2 decision against Chelsey Chavez.
Rodriguez, ranked fourth at 130 pounds, is 17-7 with 12 wins by fall. She's pinned five of her last six opponents.
SOU also scored with three wins by forfeit, and the Knights got their only points with a forfeit at 170.