SOU ties Northwest Nazarene
The Southern Oregon and Northwest Nazarene women's soccer teams scored four goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation and finished in a 2-2 tie Wednesday in a nonconference game in Nampa, Idaho.
"Our soccer IQ was down today," SOU coach Jon Clement said. "But we showed signs of getting better. I'm pretty sure this is one that we would win two weeks from now."
After 80 minutes of scoreless soccer, Southern Oregon jumped on the board first with a Stephanie Carr goal to take a 1-0 lead at the 81st minute. NNU answered immediately to tie the match at 1-1.
Denise Powell found the net for the second time this year to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead at the 87th minute. The Crusaders then found the net with five seconds remaining to tie the match and send it to overtime.
Neither team could score in the overtime, but Chenin Young gave the Raiders a chance when she bounced one off the post in the second overtime.
SOU outshot the hosts, 12-10.
Clement was quick to praise the play of Tori Chambliss, Casey Lutgens and Sophie Reeve.
"Tori was very physical and a great competitor," Clement said. "She had no errors and was a great competitor. Casey was a huge spark and Sophie played great individual defense."
Southern Oregon is now 0-2-1 on the season and Northwest Nazarene is 1-0-2. Southern Oregon continues its road trip Friday when they face Rocky Mountain in Helena, Mont.
SOU volleyball begins league competition this weekend
The Southern Oregon volleyball team opens Cascade Conference play this Friday and Saturday at McNeal Pavilion.
The Raiders (6-1) host Warner Pacific (2-1) Friday night and Concordia (2-3) Saturday night. Both matches start at 7 p.m.
Southern Oregon comes into conference play with an impressive five-match winning streak, including a victory over 20th-ranked Biola.
Leading the way for the Raiders are juniors Leah Bergstrom and Chelsea Hartman.
Bergstrom leads the Cascade Conference in attack percentage at .339 and ranks seventh in kills at 3.04 per game.
Hartman ranks second in kills (3.36 per game) and third in attack percentage (.299).
As a team, the Raiders lead the conference in attack percentage (.248), assists (12.16 per game), kills (13.20 per game) and rank second in blocks (2.48 per game).