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SOU, OIT settle for nonleague draw

The Southern Oregon and Oregon Tech women’s soccer team went the final 53-plus minutes of Thursday night without a goal in a 1-1 nonleague draw at Raider Stadium.

SOU’s Kylie Durant converted first with her second goal of the season 92 seconds before halftime. Durant — a junior who redshirted last season after transferring from Oregon Tech — took Avery Dutton’s pass from the sideline and fired from 10 yards deep, directing it from the right box to the upper-left corner of the goal.

OIT junior Tarryn Miyamura had the answer in the 57th minute on a counter-attack, as Cassidy Gosvener led her up the middle and set up a one-on-one shot attempt that skipped past Raider keeper Kylie Moltzen.

SOU’s record went to 1-1-2 and OIT’s to 1-1-1. The teams will meet for a Cascade Conference match on Oct. 16 in Klamath Falls.

The Raiders are 0-2-4 in overtime games since the beginning of last season.

A night after scoring 12 goals, they had another sizable advantage in shots, 27-10, but Owls keeper Emma Niskanen made 10 saves. Both teams registered two shots apiece during the extra sessions.

SOU begins a seven-game road swing — matching the longest in program history, the other occurring during the 2004 season — on Monday at NCAA Div. II foe Stanislaus State (Calif.).

Boys Soccer

Stenley Graham punched in four goals and Ashland scored two goals less than two minutes into the game en route to a 9-2 nonconference win over Klamath Union, Thursday at Ashland Middle School.

Lars Filson scored in the first minute and Graham connected on his first of the game less than a minute later for the Grizzlies, who were playing their season opener.

Girls Soccer

Striker Calysta Susu-Mago helped give Ashland enough offensive opportunities against Grants Pass, but couldn’t break the ice in a scoreless nonleague draw Thursday at North Mountain Park.

Goalkeeper Sinad Pyle led the shutout by making several saves for the Grizzlies, who were playing their season opener.

Prep Volleyball

Ashland swept Grants Pass, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18 in nonleague action Thursday at Grants Pass High.

The win improved the Grizzlies to 5-2.