Carr ties record as SOU wins in overtime
PORTLAND — Stephanie Carr tied the all-time scoring record in Southern Oregon women's soccer, tallying in overtime to give the Raiders a 3-2 Cascade Collegiate Conference victory over Warner Pacific Friday at David Douglas High School.
Two goals — one by each team — were scored in the final minute to force overtime.
Carr's 32nd career goal, and her ninth of the season, came 99 minutes into the contest. The senior from Upland, Calif., played only 23 minutes due to a troublesome hamstring injury.
She knocked the ball in off a corner kick, improving SOU's record to 6-3-2 overall and 2-0-1 in conference play. Warner Pacific is 1-7 and 0-2.
Carr tied the record set by Katie Emerson from 2002-04.
"Today was a very resilient effort that demanded a good bit of flexibility," said SOU head coach Jon Clement. "It was hard to find space on their small surface and the swirling wind made conditions tricky, but we're very proud of our team for persevering and truly finding a way to win."
In the final minute,
The match appeared headed for overtime tied 1-1, but then the fireworks began.
The Raiders' Sydney Paulsen passed to Julie Zamzow, who used a one-on-one advantage to give SOU a 2-1 lead with 24 seconds remaining in regulation.
Warner Pacific beat the buzzer to tie it, however, when Ranie Gramm took a long shot that found its way through the SOU defense a mere six seconds before time expired.
Warner Pacific got on the board first as Christina Mah took a pass from Trisha Durham and finished off the shot in the ninth minute for a 1-0 lead.
SOU tied it in the second half, Megan McArthur coming through with her first career goal. She finished off an unassisted score off a scramble in the box following a corner kick in the 64th minute.
"Our collective team defending continues to be pretty good and I think all three lines are doing a great job of closing down and recovering," Clement said. "Now we're looking forward to regrouping and preparing to take on a very talented Concordia team on Sunday."
The Raiders visit Concordia at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Southern Oregon overcame a 2-1 set deficit to beat Concordia, 25-16, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-12 in Cascade Collegiate Conference action at the Raiders' Bob Riehm Arena.
Southern Oregon (13-7, 9-1 CCC) posted its 13th consecutive victory over Concordia, which fell to 9-8 and 6-4.
Liz Madden led SOU with 16 kills and Mona Goudarzian added 14. Caryn Westrick had 33 assists and 17 digs for the Raiders.
Angela Spieker had 23 assists and 11 digs and Renee Yomtob tallied a match-high 44 digs.
SOU seemed in good shape, leading the third set 20-17. But Concordia won seven straight points and eventually claimed the match, putting the Raiders in a dire situation.
In the fourth set, Goudarzian recorded the final two kills to fend off Cavaliers. Concordia had scored four straight points to pull within 23-21.
In the deciding set, Concordia opened with three straight points and built a four-point lead at 7-3.
Southern Oregon responded with a 5-1 run to tie it at 8-8, and the Raiders took their first lead when a kill by Keller gave SOU a 12-11 advantage.
Concordia tied it, but back to back kills by Madden and Jordan Crossley made it 14-12, and a set error for CU sealed the set and match victory.
Southern Oregon hosts Warner Pacific at 7 tonight.