Lumberjacks flatten So. Oregon
ARCATA, Calif. — Humboldt State came away with three interceptions and held the Southern Oregon offense to 241 yards as they came away with a 34-3 victory Saturday night at the Redwood Bowl.
Humboldt State improved to 4-3 overall. Southern Oregon dropped to 2-5 on the season.
The NCAA Division II Lumberjacks jumped out to a 13-0 lead after the first quarter on a touchdown run by Corey Stollmeyer and a touchdown reception by Matt Smith.
Stollmeyer later added two more touchdowns in the second half as the Lumberjacks put the game away.
SOU's only score came on a 35-yard field goal by Tyler Crowley right before the half.
Brandon Baldwin rushed for 83 yards on 27 carries to lead the SOU offense, but also threw an interception.
Paul Sweeney completed 14 of 31 passes for 126 yards and also threw two interceptions.
Stollmeyer lead the Lumberjacks with 129 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Defensively, Damilyn Tanner led the Raiders with 11 tackles, an interception and a blocked kick.
Southern Oregon's Sarah Holgen had a perfect night hitting and double-digit digs to lead the 12th-ranked Raiders past Warner Pacific 25-19, 25-17, 25-19, Saturday at Portland.
Southern Oregon won its ninth straight and improved to 18-2 overall and 12-1 in Cascade Conference play. Warner Pacific dropped to 8-10 overall and 4-8 in conference matches.
Holgen led the SOU attack with 10 kills and no errors for a .714 attack percentage and also added a match-high 14 digs. Natalie Scheller added eight kills, while Heather Porter had seven kills and Megan Barling and Leah Bergstrom both had six kills. Leanne Stennett had 10 digs.
The Raiders held the Knights to a .132 attack percentage, including a .074 effort in the final set.
College Cross Country
The second-ranked Southern Oregon men ran without two top runners and still came away with the team title Saturday at the Puma/Concordia Classic at Portland's Fernhill Park.
The Raiders scored 36 points, while Victoria finished with 66 and fifth-ranked British Columbia had 68.
On the women's side, SOU, also short-handed due to illness, finished seventh with 163 points. Victoria won with 40 points.
"For us to win missing our second and fourth runners is very impressive," SOU head coach Brent Ericksen said. "It was pouring rain and a tough course."
David Laney again led the way for the SOU men, placing fifth and covering the four-mile course in 20:06. Ryan Gelfi (20:22), Dennis McCaffrey (20:24) and Ryan Sorenson (20:24) finished 11th, 12th and 13th for the Raiders. Hector Aleman was the fifth Raider, taking 19th in 20:50.
For the women, Anya Martinez finished 24th in 19:07. Kristen Juveland finished 38th in 19:52 and was followed by Tara Krempley (46th, 20:08), Laurie Stoutenburgh (31st, 20:30) and Kelly Clark (56th, 20:36).
Fifth-ranked Concordia snapped Southern Oregon's four-match winning streak with a 3-0 win Saturday at University Field.
Concordia improved to 15-1 overall and remained perfect in Cascade Conference play with a 7-0 mark. The Raiders are 6-8-1 and 4-3.
Concordia's goals were by Jessica Ramback and Angie Turner in the first half and Kaitlyn Tebbs in the second.
The Cavs had 12 shots on goal to SOU's two. The Raiders had only two reserves because of illness.
Reed Chasmar scored two goals in the first half and added an assist to lead Ashland to a 6-1 Southern Sky Conference win over Mazama, Saturday at Ashland Middle School.
Ian Murray scored on an assist by Zach Hartman to put the Grizzlies (5-5-1, 5-1 SSC) ahead 3-0 at halftime. Chasmar then assisted on a score by Chris Landt in the first minute of the second half.
Ashland's Dylan Molnar added a late score and Mazama had an own goal.
Mazama got goals from Darian Grigsby and Maria Dominguez and handed Ashland its first Southern Sky Conference loss of the season, 2-1, Saturday in Klamath Falls.
Grigsby scored off an assist from Danae Larman at the 35th minute for the only goal in the first half.
Dominguez gave the Vikings a 2-0 advantage in the 63rd minute, with Mikayla Garrard assisting.
At the 70th minute, Carolyn Thomas scored on a penalty kick for Ashland (5-6, 4-1 SSC).