RAIDER ROUNDUP: SOU men stymie College of Idaho
CALDWELL, Idaho — The Southern Oregon University men’s soccer team banked three more Cascade Conference points, scoring once in each half to earn a quality 2-0 win over College of Idaho on Friday at Simplot Stadium.
Izaiha Bruce assisted Noah Addie for the first goal in the 31st minute, and Renee Resendez assisted Moises Hernandez with a free kick in the 80th while the Raiders manufactured their fourth clean sheet of the season.
The Raiders — who two days ago were also gifted a forfeit win of next week’s scheduled game against Bushnell due to COVID-19 issues within the Beacons’ program — shot to 11-2 overall and 7-2 in the CCC, staying three points behind first-place Oregon Tech.
College of Idaho fell to 6-3-1 and 4-3-1.
The Raiders were out-shot, 14-12, for the first time in 27 games dating back to 2019. But the Yotes put only four of those on goal and Liam Kalhagen saved all of them.
The Yotes had only been shut out once previously in CCC play.
Addie’s goal was his second of the season and Hernandez’s was his first.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO 2, SOU 1: At Caldwell, Idaho, Larissa Wegner headed in a Sydney Clements cross with 31 seconds left in regulation to give first-place College of Idaho a Cascade Conference win over Southern Oregon.
Winners of four straight entering the matchup, the Raiders (7-4-1 overall, 5-2 CCC) initiated the dramatic finish by scoring the equalizer in the 88th minute.
Trailing 1-0, Baylee Touey crossed from right to left on a counter to assist Malaika Quigley’s second goal in as many games.
Less than two minutes later, Wegner had the 90th-minute answer for the Yotes (10-3, 7-1) with her third goal of the season.
C of I had broken the scoreless tie in the 54th, when Megan Wilkinson scored on another header off Payton Mongelli’s corner kick.
The Yotes are unbeaten in 10 straight home games spanning back to last spring. They became the first team to score multiple goals against the Raiders.
Touey’s assist was her team-leading fifth of the year. Quigley’s goal was her third.
The Raiders were outshot by a 21-9 margin but keeper Jessie Selby kept them in the game with seven saves.
EVERGREEN 3, SOU 1: At Olympia, Wash., Evergreen (Wash.) piled on with 18 blocks in a clinical defensive showing to defeat Southern Oregon 13-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 in a Cascade Conference match.
The fifth-place Geoducks (8-8 overall, 8-7 CCC) stopped the Raiders (11-8, 6-9) from catching them in the standings behind Zoe Shaw’s 18 kills and seven digs. Lily Stewart starred at the net with eight total blocks, including six of the solo variety, while three others had at least three apiece.
The result was a .065 attacking average for the Raiders, their lowest of the season even after dominating the first set with a .379 clip.
Hailey Van Well posted 11 kills, Simone Gordon had 10 and Hannah Stadstad added eight to lead SOU. Kadyn Jones had 16 digs and Taylor Jackson was in on two of the team’s four blocks.
MT. HOOD CC 3, ROGUE CC 1: At Grants Pass, Mt. Hood Community College earned a pair of close wins in the first two sets and, after Rogue Community College battled, back closed out strong for a 25-20, 28-26, 20-25, 25-9 victory.
The Ospreys moved to 14-7 overall and 5-4 in conference play against Mt. Hood (7-5, 6-4).