COLLEGE ROUNDUP: SOU men snap No. 21 Corban's win streak
SALEM — A frenetic stretch in the second half resulted in the Southern Oregon men’s soccer team ending first-place Corban’s nine-game winning streak and walking with a 2-2 tie under rainy skies on Friday afternoon at the CFC Soccer Complex.
The 21st-ranked Warriors (10-0-2 overall, 8-0-1 Cascade Conference) ended a stalemate in the 66th minute when Yuki Onishi assisted Matheus Giron’s eighth goal of the season, but the Raiders (7-5-1, 5-2-1) struck back twice in swift fashion.
In the 73rd minute, all-star senior defender Michael Miller struck from deep to equalize it with his first goal of the season and the second of his career. Just three minutes later, Adrian Villegas hooked up fellow freshman Alan Gaytan for the go-ahead score.
The pace continued into the 83rd, when Kohl Hurtado knotted the score again by placing a long-distance shot set up by Camilo Avendano just inside the right post, ultimately keeping the Warriors unbeaten.
Corban’s Charles Cleyton had the only shot on goal of overtime, though the Raiders had two chances on corner kicks during the second extra session.
SOU remained in third place, one point ahead of both Oregon Tech and Providence (Mont.), going into today’s 12:30 p.m. matchup with Northwest Christian in Eugene.
Villegas’ assist, his sixth, gave him 22 total points — a new SOU single-season record. Gaytan’s goal was his fifth, each of which have been recorded in SOU’s last five outings.
Wyatt Zabinski collected three saves in the effort.
CORBAN 3, SOUTHERN OREGON 1: At Salem, Corban junior Annouscka Kordom dropped in a pair of second-half goals to lead the Warriors to a Cascade Conference victory at the CFC Soccer Complex.
Two minutes into the second half, Kordom went down in the box and was awarded with a penalty kick, which she converted to break a 1-1 tie. She padded the lead in the 57th minute with her fourth goal of the season unassisted.
The Warriors went to 8-5-1 overall and 5-3-1 in the CCC, while SOU dipped to 5-5-2 and 2-3-2.
Raider senior Maddie Casey accounted for SOU’s goal, a 32-minute equalizer on which Michala Denn and Brionna Wood were credited with assists. It was Casey’s second of 2019.
Skyla Vogelpohl assisted Chanel Garcia to give the Warriors the initial edge just over six minutes into the afternoon.
The Raiders had a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks during the second half but were only able to generate one shot on goal.
They’re winless in three CCC road matches, but they’ll get another chance at 3 p.m. today at Northwest Christian, which fell to 1-8 in the CCC with a loss to Oregon Tech on Friday.
SOUTHERN OREGON 3, WARNER PACIFIC 0: At Portland, Taylor Ristvedt moved into the top-five on Southern Oregon’s all-time kills list during another successful stop on her Cascade Conference farewell tour, a 25-17, 25-23, 25-17 rout of Warner Pacific at Bart Valentine Court.
Ristvedt, a senior hitter from Portland, poured in 16 kills on a routinely outstanding .583 attacking average as the Raiders (19-3 overall, 10-2 CCC) won their fourth straight match and picked up their eighth sweep in conference play.
Junior middle Elliott Cook also kept up her recent torrid pace with eight kills on 14 attacks along with a match-high four blocks, all assisted. Over SOU’s last outings matches, the Grants Pass product has hit .452 with 23 kills.
Ristvedt bumped her career total to 1,164, taking over SOU’s No. 5 spot for Mia Wortel, who recorded 1,156 from 2005-08. Ristvedt is now 32 away from the next individual on the list, Susan Rodinsky (1995-98).
The Raiders swept the season series and have won 15 straight against the Knights, who went to 3-14 overall and 2-11 in the CCC.
Hannah Bogatin had 23 assists and Tehani Faitau had 19 as SOU hit .295 as a team and watched WPU hit .133. Emma Ryan compiled a match-high 13 digs and Kady Jones had nine.
Makayla Hoyt added six kills and three blocks and Nila Lukens had five kills in the winning effort.
WPU was led by Audree Gormanson and Grace Buchanan, who totaled seven kills apiece.
The Raiders will finish their trip today against Multnomah.
MT. HOOD 3, ROGUE CC 1: Noelani Beard had 15 kills and Grace Landis added 11 for Rogue Community College, which couldn’t overcome playing two starters down in a 25-21, 23-25, 28-26, 25-18 setback.
Trinity Atautasi added 23 digs and Jeanie Palsis 18 for the Ospreys (19-2, 8-1 Northwest Athletic Conference).