Rosenberg breaks SOU wins record in shutout victory
ASHLAND — Jenni Rosenberg took over the top spot on Southern Oregon’s all-time women’s soccer coaching wins list with her team’s 1-0 defeat of Warner Pacific in a Cascade Conference matchup Sunday at Raider Stadium.
The Raiders (3-1-1 overall, 3-1-1 CCC) didn’t concede a single shot in turning in a fourth consecutive clean sheet, and sophomore Sarah Mauk’s third score in three games was the lone goal.
The Knights (1-6, 0-5) lost their fourth straight.
They did, however, hang around closer than the peripheral numbers indicated they should’ve, though they were on the defensive all day.
The Raiders recorded 24 shots, and Mauk knocked in the only one they needed in the 53rd minute, taking senior defender Trinity Rhoades’ through-ball sent from beyond midfield and down the left side. Mauk gathered on the run, lost a defender on her hip and scored from close in against Knights keeper Alyssa Guthrie.
Rhoades has recorded assists in back-to-back games.
Guthrie stopped SOU’s six other shots on goal. The Raiders’ best shot to tack on was a Natalie Paul liner that ran into the crossbar in the 85th minute.
Rosenberg, an Ashland product who took over midway through the 2013 season, now owns a 66-48-15 career record. In conference games, her teams have combined to go 49-24-7.
SOU and WPU will play another at 1 p.m. today.
WARNER PACIFIC 1, SOUTHERN OREGON 0: At Ashland, Warner Pacific’s hot start continued at Raider Stadium, where David Uribe’s penalty kick was the difference in the Knights’ win over Southern Oregon.
In the 32nd minute, Arturo Bahena retrieved Christian Bahena’s through-ball from midfield for a breakaway, but was tackled from behind by Raider defender Zak Woolley in the box. A yellow card was assessed, a PK awarded, and Uribe tapped his second goal of the season just inside the right post.
The Knights, who finished 11th in the conference last season, streaked to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the CCC. The Raiders fell to 2-1.
Woolley’s yellow card was one of six issued during the testy matchup, which also saw 32 foul calls and a 30-minute halftime delay for a referee replacement due to an injury.
The teams were evenly-matched before and after the delay, both totaling 14 shots.
SOU — which went 16 games between being shut out dating back to last season — had four shots on goal. Knights keeper Alexis Calderilla-Hurtado saved each of them for the team’s fifth clean sheet.
The rematch is set for 3:30 p.m. today.