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FRIDAY RECAP: Viking women bow out of Big Sky soccer tourney

UP men lose at home; Cleveland, Wilson, Franklin win in boys soccer


College soccer

Portland State's women saw their Big Sky title hopes die with a 3-2 loss to Montana on Friday.

Montana scored twice in the first 14 minutes and never trailed in the conference semifinal game. The Grizzlies will face Idaho State on Sunday for the tourney championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. Idaho State defeated Weber State 4-3 on penalty kicks, after a 1-1 draw through regulation and two overtimes, in the day's second semifinal.

PSU finished 9-8-2.

The Vikings beat Montana 2-0 in the regular season, but they fell behind in the sixth minute when a cross set up a 5-yard scoring shot by Montana senior Erin Craig. The Griz made it 2-0 eight minutes later on a rebound shot by junior Mary Makris after Craig hit the crossbar.

PSU scored in the 34th minute. Daniela Solis got her fourth goal of the season, the first allowed by Montana in 582 minutes.

The Grizzlies hiked their lead to 3-1 in the 56th minute on a 15-yard shot by freshman Mackenzie Akins.

PSU's Amanda Howie scored her sixth goal of the year in the 72nd minute, and the Viks had some chances to equalize down the stretch.

Montana (12-6-2) led in shots 19-11 and shots on goal 10-5.

•Â At Eugene, Oregon knocked off Oregon State 2-0 in the Civil War regular season-ender.

Oregon scored one goal in each half at Pape’ Field.

It was Oregon's first win over the Beavers since 2006. The teams drew 1-1 in Corvallis last year.

Oregon entered this year's game ranked 125th in the nation in the RPI standings, while Oregon State was 42nd.

The Ducks finished 8-10-2 overall and 3-7-1 in the Pac-12. OSU wound up at 11-6-3, 3-5-2, and is still hoping for an NCAA tourney berth. The field will be announced on Monday.

•Â Portland's men lost 2-1 at home to Loyola Marymount on Friday.

The Pilots fell to 4-5-0 in the West Coast Conference, despite outshooting the Lions 19-9. UP is 6-9-1 overall.

Loyola Marymount (2-5-2 in the WCC, 4-10-3 overall) got the winning goal in the 59th minute.

LMU scored an unassisted goal 48 seconds into the match.

Portland answered 4:58 into the second half on freshman Dustin Munger's first goal of his career.

UP's final home match of the year is 1 p.m. Sunday against WCC leader San Diego.

Prep boys soccer

PIL 5A co-champions Cleveland and Wilson, and third-place finisher Franklin all won "play-in" games Friday. All three teams advance to the first round of the state playoffs on Tuesday.

Cleveland defeated visiting The Dalles-Wahtonka 1-0 at night, hours after Wilson disposed of Bend 3-0 on Cleveland's turf field. Also Friday afternoon, Franklin went to Corvallis to play West Albany and won 3-2.

College volleyball

Cal shocked No. 2 Oregon with a five-set victory Friday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.

The Ducks play host to No. 1 Stanford at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Cal won the first two sets, 25-17 and 25-21, before Oregon rallied with victories of 25-22 and 25-19. The fifth set score was Cal 15, Oregon 13.

The Bears improved to 12-11 overall and 5-7 in the Pac-12, while Oregon dropped to 20-2, 11-2.

Cal became the first UO opponent to hit better than .300 this season, hitting .364.

"Tonight was disappointing," Oregon coach Jim Moore said. "We had a lack of focus, and it caught me by surprise because I didn't see it in practice this week. But it showed early tonight. We didn't play defense consistently and (do) the other things you have to do to win."

•Â Concordia tuned up for the Cascade Collegiate Conference playoffs with a 3-1 win at home Friday night over Warner Pacific.

The regular-season finale victory made the Cavs 13-5 in CCC play and fourth in the league. Concordia will play host to the fifth-place finisher, to be termined, on Tuesday.

Warner Pacific finished at 9-9 and also will be in the CCC playoffs. The Knights will nab the sixth and final spot if Northwest Christian (9-8 after a Friday win over Northwest) beats Evergreen on Saturday. If Northwest Christian loses, Warner Pacific would get the No. 5 spot.

•Â Idaho State beat Montana 3-0 Friday night at Pocatello to get back to within one game of first-place Portland State, which was idle, in the Big Sky Conference.

PSU is 14-1 in the Big Sky, and Idaho State is 13-2.