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Hope prevails against Southern Oregon, 3-0

The Southern Oregon University women's soccer team struggled to create scoring opportunities in a 3-0 loss to Hope International at U.S. Cellular Community Park on Friday.

Hope International (2-0) didn't have many more chances than the Raiders (1-2), but they were of better quality. The Lions scored three times unassisted — getting a goal apiece from Allysa Stencil, Abi Celaya and Amanda Scheatzle — as they put six of their eight shots on goal for the game.

Only one of those shots occurred before the floodgates opened with 34 seconds left in the first half. That's when Stencil, taking a free shot from 25 yards out and left of center, attempted to send a pass toward the goal, but it got through a crowd of heads trying to redirect it and found the net.

The Lions carried that momentum into the second half, getting their next goal in the 53rd minute as Celaya pried the ball away from SOU and took advantage of a one-on-one breakaway opportunity. Eight minutes later, Scheatzle had a similar breakaway and got by her defender, drew the Raider keeper out and tapped it in.

SOU had 10 shots in the contest, seven of which came in the second half. Presley Lambert had a team-high eight chances.

Hope keeper Sofia Pacino needed four saves to secure the shutout.

Both teams will be back on Sunday. Hope faces Corban at 11 a.m., and the Raiders will finish their homestand with Menlo at 2 p.m.