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Southern football fails against Humbolt State

Wire Reports

The Humboldt State University football team held Southern — Oregon University to 159 offensive yards en route to a 32-0 victory at — the Redwood Bowl in Arcata tonight.

The 16th-ranked NAIA Raiders (1-1) suffered their worst — loss and first shutout in 33 games dating back to Nov. 4, 2000.

The NCAA Div. II Lumberjacks (2-1) gained only 346 yards, — but staked a 10-0 at halftime edge and added three touchdowns after forcing — two SOU fumbles and returning an interception 61 yards in the second stanza.

SOU had only one drive with multiple first downs in each — half and their deepest penetration into Humboldt territory stalled at — the 35 early in the fourth period.

Senior running back Antar Mahasin, who gained 53 yards — on 11 carries, accounted for Southern's biggest play: a 24-yard fourth-quarter — scurry.

The Lumberjacks were led by running back Lionel Arnold — (21 carries, 86 yards, — touchdown), quarterback Jason Baughman (15-for-22, — 148 yards) and receiver Dustin Creager (7 catches, 94 yards, — touchdown).

Senior quarterback Brandon Griffith went 11-for-19 for — 86 yards fro SOU.

Sophomores Willis Cooley (13 tackles) and Kellan Quick — (10) led the Raider defense, which was compromised by short-field situations — all night as a result of four lost fumbles. SOU stymied a Lumberjack 4th-and-goal — from the — in the fourth quarter.

Streak snapped

The Southern Oregon University women's soccer team snapped — a four-game losing streak dating back to last season with a 1-1 tie at — Dominican University in San Rafael, Calif., Sunday afternoon.

The Raiders (0-3-1) out-shot the Penguins (1-2-1) 22-16 — but freshman midfielder Mara Rappleyea's 10-yard goal in the 70th minute — was equalized by a successful DU penalty kick 10 minutes later.

The squads played two scoreless 10-minute overtime sessions — before settling for the draw.

Junior midfielder Julia Reed led SOU with six shots, and — junior all-star Stacy Ermini assisted Rappleyea's goal.

Southern faces fourth-ranked Notre Dame de Namur Tuesday — afternoon in Belmont, Calif.

Volleyball reels in win —

The 10th-ranked Southern Oregon University volleyball — team week-long offensive binge continued in a 30-12, 30-20, 30-14 victory — at Cascade College in Portland on Saturday night.

SOU (8-3, 3-0) won its 15th consecutive match over an — NAIA Region I opponent by hitting an astronomical .394 (51 kills in 104 — attempts with only 10 errors).

Meanwhile, Cascade (0-4, 0-3) had 23 kills and 19 errors — for a .043 clip.

Sophomore hitter Jess Childress led the Raiders with 12 — kills; junior middle Nicholette Le Bel added nine.