SOU finally scores, but still falls at Arcata
ARCATA, Calif. &
Southern Oregon's offense finally broke through, scoring a touchdown on its first possession, but Humboldt State used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away for a 30-13 victory on Saturday.
After having not scored an offensive touchdown in three games, the SOU football team (1-3) used a 21-yard scamper by Patrick Preyer to snap that streak. The Raiders' first scoring drive covered nine plays and 64 yards, with Steve Palmer missing the ensuing PAT to make it 6-0 with 8:44 to go in the first quarter.
Humboldt State (3-1) rallied with 16 straight points on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Blake Moorman to Chris Ogden, a 30-yard field goal by Ben Peterson and a 25-yard hookup from Moorman to Joey Stein.
Preyer tacked on his second TD of the game on a 1-yard dive to trim SOU's deficit to 16-13 at halftime.
The defense stiffened for each team in the third quarter, but the Lumberjacks put the game away late in the fourth quarter with a 20-yard scoring run by Joevany Cueva and an 11-yard touchdown pass from Moorman to Stein. The latter score was set up by a fumble on the kickoff following Cueva's touchdown.
SOU managed 208 yards of total offense, with Preyer rushing 21 times for 81 yards and Casey Mitchell completing 11 of 24 passes for 105 yards and one interception.
Humboldt State racked up 502 yards of total offense, the bulk of it coming from a passing attack that saw Moorman go 24-for-34 passing with three TDs and one interception. Stein hauled in 11 of those passes for 179 yards, while Cueva carried the ball 22 times for 78 yards.
James Williams and Josh Lopez each had 10 tackles to pace the Raiders who, at one point, denied the Lumberjacks on four attempts after they had a first-and-goal at the SOU 1. Damario Watson chipped in with nine tackles and an interception.
At Arcata, Calif.
Preyer 21 run (kick failed).
Ogden — pass from Moorman (Peterson kick).
FG Peterson 30.
Stein 25 pass from Moorman (kick failed).
Preyer — run (Palmer kick).
Cueva 20 run (Peterson kick).
Stein 11 pass from Moorman (Peterson kick).
First Downs 12 26
Rushes-Yards 30-103 42-149
Passing Yards 105 353
Comp-Att-Int 11-24-1 24-34-1
Total Yards 208 502
Punts 6-35.7 2-29
Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-yards 10-73 13-124
RUSHING--Southern Oregon, Preyer 21-81, Mitchell 7-27, Hatchett 1-(-1), Mejia 1-(-4). Humboldt State, Cueva 22-78, Thomas 9-44, Moorman 8-29, Henry 1-0, Stein 2-(-2).
PASSING--Southern Oregon, Mitchell 11-24-1 105. Humboldt State, Moorman 24-34-1 353.
RECEIVING--Southern Oregon, Jorgensen 3-25, Leeper 2-38, Hatchett 2-21, Greenidge 2-20, Holtzman 1-15, Preyer 1-(-14). Humboldt State, Stein 11-179, Neuvert 4-42, Ogden 3-17, Henry 2-57, Perkins 2-33, White 2-25.
At Salem, Southern Oregon's Trevor Palmer placed 15th in the Willamette Invitational at Bush Park.
The former Crater High standout was in a field of 305 runners for the 8-kilometer race and toured the course in 24 minutes, 58.65 seconds. He helped the Raiders to 11th place with 355 points.
The SOU women placed 24th with 608 points.
Other Raider finishers were Cameron Kruese, 40th in 25:30.50; Kevin Jeffers, 81st in 26:12.85; Joe Rath, 112th in 26:38.55; and former Ashland runner Cameron Barleen, 125th in 26:48.55.
For the Raider women, Ixel Sanchez was 61st over a 5K course in 19:16.20. Alicia Jeffers was 69th in 19:26.25, Katlyn Alley 134th in 20:10.40, Hadley Roe 179th in 20:40, Rachel Hinze 247th in 22:07.70.
Concordia University of California won the men's and women's divisions.
Southern Oregon's Brei McCoy broke the Raiders' four-game streak of being shut out by scoring the first goal and helped SOU to its first Cascade Conference victory, 3-0, Saturday over Northwest.
McCoy's shot, assisted by Jessica Price on a corner kick, hit the net at 43:31. It was McCoy's first goal of the season.
The Raiders are 4-7, and Northwest University is 3-6-2.
SOU's second goal came from Dacarie Robertson, who tallied for the third time this season, on a penalty kick at 60:07.
Chelsea Arakawa scored SOU's final goal on an assist from Nicole Vilarino. It was Arakawa's fifth of the year.
The Raiders had 33 shots to Northwest's five. SOU's Melanie Hopkins recorded four saves, while Tara Adams of NU had 21 saves.