- Portland Tribune - Sports
Undefeated Lewis and Clark plays its home finale at 1 p.m. Saturday against Willamette. For the Pioneers, QB Keith Welch and running back Joevonte Mayes have combined for 161.5 yards rushing per game, and Welch is throwing for 236.3 yards, with 13 TDs both through the air and on the ground.
L and C and Linfield lead the Northwest Conference at 4-0 and 7-0 overall; they will play Nov. 12 at McMinnville. Linfield has allowed only 7.6 points per game while scoring 40.9. L and C has scored 39.6 and given up 28.3. Linfield travels to Whitworth on Saturday. Willamette, PLU and Whitworth are 2-2 in the NWC.
Western Oregon (6-3, 6-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) visits Montana on Saturday before playing Nov. 12 at Humboldt State with the outright GNAC title likely on the line.
Portland State is one of four teams in this weekend's Big Sky tournament in Greeley, Colo. PSU plays Weber State at 1 p.m. PT Friday. If the Vikings win, they will play for the title at noon PT Sunday against the Montana-Northern Colorado winner (4 p.m. PT Friday)
PSU junior midfielder Megan Martin, from Oregon City High, was named Big Sky offensive player of the year. She led the conference with five goals in seven games. Senior defender Toni Carnovale, from Seattle, also made the all-Big Sky team.
The Portland Pilots are 8-9-1 going into their regular-season and home finale, 7 p.m. Saturday versus Gonzaga. The six UP seniors (Hailee DeYoung, Danielle Foxhoven, Halley Kreminski, Kassi McCluskie, Emma Nelson and Michelle Olivier) will be honored with a pregame ceremony. Foxhoven is second on the team this season in points (15, two behind Micaela Capelle) and leads the squad in goals, with seven. DeYoung has started 14 games, allowing an average of 1.30 goals and posting three shutouts.
Third-ranked Concordia (13-4-1, 8-1-1) slipped from No. 3 to No. 8 in the NAIA rankings but captured the Cascade Collegiate Conference title by one game over Southern Oregon. Concordia will play fourth-seeded College of Idaho at 7 p.m. Saturday at Delta Park in the CCC tournament semifinals. If the Cavaliers win, they will play host to the Southern Oregon-Northwest winner for the championship on Nov. 12 at the home of the highest-seeded finalist.
Oregon State (6-3-0) is third in the Pac-12, behind Stanford (9-0-0) and UCLA (6-1-2). Oregon is 3-5-1 and in eighth place.
The University of Portland (8-6-2, 3-4-1 West Coast Conference) is on the road to face Loyola Marymount on Friday and San Diego on Sunday. UP senior midfielder Michael Nielsen was named WCC player of the week after scoring two goals (on seven total shots) in back-to-back games, wins of 2-0 over Gonzaga and 4-0 over first-place Saint Mary's.
No. 11 Concordia (15-1-1, 11-1-1 CCC) clinched the Cascade Collegiate Conference title with a 4-0 victory over Warner Pacific last week. The Cavaliers' final regular-season match is Saturday at Oregon Tech. Concordia already has been placed in the Nov. 12 CCC tournament final and will play host to the winner of Tuesday's semifinal between Northwest and Corban.
Concordia will name its new soccer field, part of a $7.5 million university and athletic complex for soccer and baseball, for 1994 graduate Jarkko Tuominen, a two-time NAIA soccer All-American who died at age 37.
It's a big weekend for Portland State (9-3 Big Sky). The Vikings, who have won five in a row, visit Northern Colorado (8-3) tonight with first place on the line. PSU is at Northern Arizona (6-5) on Sunday, and then will have only two league matches left (at 8-4 Eastern Washington on Nov. 12 and home against 6-4 Sacramento State on Nov. 19).
Portland is 8-16 overall and 2-9 in the West Coast Conference going its Chiles Center season finale matches against Saint Mary's (7 tonight) and San Diego (1 p.m. Saturday).
In the Pac-12, 20th-ranked Oregon is sixth at 8-6, and Oregon State is tied for seventh at 6-8. Eight matches remain for both teams, including Civil War meetings Nov. 22 at Corvallis and Nov. 25 in Eugene.