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Raider men fall to streaking Rocky

BILLINGS, Mont. — Rocky Mountain was tested Sunday afternoon but made the Southern Oregon men's soccer team its sixth straight victim to start the season with a 3-2 win in Cascade Conference play.

SOU's James Ramos assisted Kirk Basset for an equalizer in the 28th minute before Jack Clancy converted a penalty kick four minutes later, giving the Bears a 2-1 lead they never relinquished.

Rocky, a first-year associate member of the CCC which has appeared in the NAIA tournament the last three seasons, upped its record to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

The Raiders went to 5-2 and 0-2, and will make their home debut Friday (3 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.) against Walla Walla and Multnomah, respectively.

Colin Gregory scored Rocky's first goal, assisted by Donovan Luce, in the 27th minute. The Bears made it 3-1 in the 50thwhen Matthew Thomas found Steven Forbes, one of 11 foreigners on the Rocky roster, for a score.

SOU's Diego Buenrostro kept the pressure on by guiding a long goal from outside the right of the box over the head of Rocky keeper Cole Catlin in the 64th minute, but it proved to be one of just two shots the Raiders would get off in the second half.

The contest featured six yellow cards, including four by SOU, and the Raiders were whistled for 21 of 33 fouls.

Women’s soccer

ROCKY MOUNTAIN 2, SOUTHERN OREGON 1: At Billings, Mont., Southern Oregon lost its fourth straight as Mandi Achten scored two first-half goals in Rocky Mountain's Cascade Conference victory.

Rocky went to 4-1-1 overall and 2-0 in the CCC. SOU, which was playing the Bears for the first time since 2010, fell to 1-5-2 and 0-2 and is off until a nonleague matchup Sept. 21 at Concordia (Ore.).

Both of Achten's goals were unassisted, the first in the 10th minute and the second in the 44th. The Bears held an 8-5 edge in shots.

Macaylea Mitchell scored her first career goal for SOU in the 73rd minute off an assist by Chloe Welch. Welch had been out with an injury through SOU's first six games before returning this weekend.

The Raiders have been limited to a goal or less in five straight games.

Drag racing

CHAMPION RACEWAY: Jeremy Reber won the motorcycle class during racing Saturday at Champion Raceway.

Saturday’s Results

Street Series

HOT ROD: 1, Andy Bryant ('62 Nova); 2, Steve Henry ('78 Nova).

STREET DOT: 1, Kevin Barden ('65 Mustang); 2, Trevor Kayser ('71 Dart Swinger).

SPORT COMPACT: 1, David Coggins ('88 Civic); 2, Freesia Hunter ('01 Accord).

MOTORCYCLE: 1, Jeramy Reber ('00 Hayabusa); 2, Rachel Reber ('07 GS500).

VW SPORTSMAN: 1, Paul Gradwell ('66 Bug); 2, Dave Casperson ('65 Rat Bug).