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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: SOU women cap perfect road trip

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Mia Santander’s 87th-minute score sent the Southern Oregon women’s soccer team home with a 1-0 win over Providence (Mont.) and a perfect road trip Saturday afternoon in Cascade Conference action.

Sophia Connell assisted Santander for the lone goal with a cross, giving the Raiders their fifth win in six games and second shutout in as many days.

The Raiders’ record shot to 6-3-1 overall and 4-1 in the CCC, putting them in a third-place tie behind Eastern Oregon and College of Idaho, which are both 4-0 entering their head-to-head matchup today.

The goal was Santander’s third of the season, and the assist Connell’s second. It was SOU’s third consecutive game-winner tallied in the 66th minute or later.

The Raiders dominated possession with 20 shots to Providence’s four, and Jessie Selby needed to make just two saves to register her second solo shutout and the team’s sixth of the season.

Men’s Soccer

PROVIDENCE 2, SOU 0: At Great Falls, Mont., Providence (Mont.) put the first dent in Southern Oregon’s record behind goalkeeper Evan Scholes’ six-save effort.

The Argos (2-4-1 overall, 2-2-1 Cascade Conference) only had three shots on target but cashed in two of them, taking the lead in the seventh minute on Tomeu Nebot Schmalfe’s far-post strike. In the 50th, he assisted Jack Rimstad to double the advantage.

The Raiders, who matched the longest winning streak in team history at eight with Friday’s win at Rocky Mountain (Mont.), dropped to 8-1 and 4-1 in the CCC. They’re now among five teams in the CCC with one conference loss.

SOU ran up advantages of 21-5 in shots, 6-3 in shots on goal and 6-2 in corner kicks but the Raiders were shut out for the first time in 10 games dating back to the spring.

ROGUE CC 5, SOUTHWESTERN CC 1: Race Rome scored a pair of goals and Rogue Community College prevailed despite playing without nine players and an assistant coach due to COVID-19 protocols.

Rome scored in the 13th and 33rd minutes, with Randy Rodriguez earning an assist on the opening goal for the Ospreys (6-0-2, 4-0-2).

With the score 2-1 in the second half, Julian Jackson scored in the 49th minute for RCC. Rodriguez added a goal in the 68th on an assist by Jose Gallegos and Zach Olson set up Jhoel Sarraude for his 14th goal of the season in the 75th to cap the scoring againt Southwestern (1-6-1, 0-5-1).

Cross-country

CHARLES BOWLES INVITATIONAL: At Salem, the 17th-ranked Southern Oregon women’s cross country team earned its second team win in as many outings and Kayla Clayton topped a 73-person field individually at Willamette University.

Clayton finished the 5,000-meter course at Bush’s Pasture Park in 18 minutes 46.8 seconds, clearing second-place Delani Dietrich of Oregon Tech by seven full seconds. Sydnee Kizziar placed fourth in 18:57.8, Maya Smith (19:02.7) and Lauren Forster (19:06.8) were seventh and eighth, and the Raiders compiled just 30 points to easily outpace No. 11-ranked Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), which accumulated 77 in second place.

On the men’s side, No. 9-ranked SOU finished third of 11 in the team standings with 74 points. Isaac Fernandez paced the Raiders in the 8K, placing ninth out of 120 finishers in 25:14.2. Finishing within the next minute, Zeke Stelzer (25:27.0) was 14th and Kevin VanDyke (25:38.4) 17th.

MEN’S TEAM SCORES: Oregon Tech 54, Lewis-Clark State 63, SOU 74, Eastern Oregon 82, UO Running Club 101, Lane CC 138, Corban 236, Clark CC 270, OSU Running Club 273, Redwoods CC 289, Umpqua CC 311.

WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES: SOU 30, Lewis-Clark State 77, UO Running Club 78, Oregon Tech 98, Eastern Oregon 118, Lane CC 122, Chemeketa CC 210, Clark CC 212.

Volleyball

SOU 3, MULTNOMAH 0: At Portland, Southern Oregon didn’t mess around in a 25-20, 25-17, 25-15 win that completed a weekend sweep of its Cascade Conference road trip.

Hailey Van Well’s 16 kills equaled the third-highest total for any Raider in a sweep over the last five years, and she did her damage on 33 swings. Hannah Stadstad had a similarly efficient night with seven kills on 12 attacks, and Katie Vroman and Shelby Young had five kills each.

Taylor Russell totaled 18 assists and seven digs, leading the Raiders (9-7, 4-7 CCC) to a collective .231 hitting average.

Defensively, a night after posting a season-high 10 blocks in a four-set win at Warner Pacific, Carol Melo poured in nine more while Stadstad assisted five of SOU’s 11.

LINN-BENTON CC 3, ROGUE CC 0: At Corvallis, top-ranked Linn-Benton shook off a solid challenge by Rogue Community College for a 25-21, 25-22, 25-19 victory and improve to 17-2 overall and 7-0 in NWAC play.

The Ospreys fell to 13-5 and 5-2.