UC Davis holds off Raiders
DAVIS, Calif. — The Southern Oregon University football team totaled 653 yards of offense and receiver Zack Davis had a record-breaking night in the end zone, but the Raiders couldn't slow down UC Davis in a 52-35 loss at Aggie Stadium.
SOU (0-2 overall) led 14-7 just 10 minutes into the game after Davis' 67-yard touchdown connection with Tanner Trosin and Sean Tow's 13-yard TD run, but the Aggies (1-1) scored 38 of the game's next 45 points and went into the fourth quarter up 45-28.
Trosin went over the top to Davis for a 93-yard touchdown pass — SOU's longest in recorded history — with 5:07 left to play. Trosin finished with 428 passing yards, Davis made four catches for 176 yards, and Rey Vega rushed 14 times for 108 yards.
SOU 4, LINFIELD 0: At Ashland, Southern Oregon raised its record to 2-1 with the win at Raider Stadium.
The Raiders made all of their noise in the first half. Daniel Zamores scored the first two goals in the eighth and 32nd minutes, Mitchell Pinney tallied his first goal as a Raider in the 33rd, and Kelly Gieber finished off the assault with a liner into the net in the 39th for his first at SOU.
Sean McManamon was credited with the first two assists, setting up Zamores with shots that were deflected and put the Linfield defense in compromising positions. Brett Butler assisted Pinney's score with a long pass that led to a one-on-one match with the keeper, and Paul Matyas assisted Gieber's goal with another shot that resulted in a deflection and a clean look.
NORTHWEST 3, SOU 0: At Ashland, Michal Bilger and Mattie Jo Johnson put down 10 kills apiece and Northwest (Wash.) ended a 25-match series losing streak to Southern Oregon.
The Eagles (7-2 overall, 4-0 Cascade Conference) — whose lone win in the series had been a five-setter in 2004 — won 25-18, 25-17, 25-16.
SOU (5-6, 2-2) was led by Emma Gasman's nine kills on 16 swings and Courtney Macklin's seven kills on 19, but only two others had multiple kills, and Raiders hit .093 as a team.
The Raiders hadn't been swept at home since Sept. 20, 2013 against Concordia.