FRIDAY COLLEGE RESULTS/Men's soccer win puts Pilots atop WCC standings; Oregon State nets big volleyball win


PORTLAND 1, Santa Clara 0


• At Merlo Field, Portland freshman Caua Soares scored 29 seconds after halftime as the Pilots improved to 3-0-1 in West Coast Conference play.

Rey Ortiz found Soares near the top of the box for his 12th assist of the season and Soares drove a low shot inside the left post.

Goalkeeper Paul Christensen earned his fifth shutout of the season, making six saves. Most of those were on shots from distance, but in the 70th minute Christensen came off his line for a one-on-one save against Carlos Delgado.

With Pacific beating San Diego on Friday, Portland (8-5-1 overall) is now alone atop the WCC standings. Next is a 3 p.m. Sunday match against San Francisco at Merlo Field.

• At Damazo Field, Warner Pacific battled 11th-ranked Corban (13-1-3, 9-1-2 Cascade Collegiate Conference) to a 1-1 draw. Kingley Armah tied the score with 15 mintues left. The Knights (3-8-1 CCC) had a chance to win it in the 107th minute but Corban goalkeeper Jordan Farr saved a penalty kick.


Portland State 1, MONTANA 1


• At Missoula, Montana, Portland State (10-6-4, 5-2-3 Big Sky) got a goal from freshman Ellie Vasey to earn a 1-1 draw with the Grizzlies.

Montana (10-6-4, 5-2-3) clinched the No. 2 seed into next week's Big Sky Tournament. The Vikings finished the regular season in fourth place and will open the conference tournament on Wednesday against the No. 5 seed.

• At Damazo Field, Corban scored from a deflected shot in the 60th minute to beat Warner Pacific. Mackenzie Ancien scored for the Knights (3-10-2, 1-7-2 CCC) in the 2-1 loss.



Colorado 3, OREGON 2

WARNER PACIFIC 3, Walla Walla 1

WHITWORTH 3, Lewis & Clark 0

• At Gill Coliseum, Oregon State won three consecutive sets in a four-set upset win over 12th-ranked Utah. Scores were 16-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-20.

The Beavers improve to 16-7, 6-5 in the Pac-12. The Utes are 17-5, 8-3. It was OSU's fifth consecutive conference win, their longest streak since 1990.

Mary-Kate Marshall had 19 kills, eight of them in the final set, and also had four blocks and two aces. Grace Massey had 21 digs, one of four Beavers with double-digit in digs including Kylee McLaughlin with 18.

Kory Cheshire (12 kills, five blocks) and Maddy Gravley (nine kills, four blocks) were big in the middle for the Beavers. Maddie Goings had five of her 10 kills in the third set.

The Beavers play host to Colorado at 6 p.m. Saturday.

• At Matthew Knight Arena, Colorado ended Oregon's win streak with a five-set win. The Buffalos won the deciding fifth set 15-10 after Oregon had rallied to win sets three and four to tie the match.

Colorado won the first two sets 25-17 and 25-19, then Oregon won 25-17 and 25-9.

The 15th-ranked Ducks fell to 14-6, 7-5 in the Pac-12. Colorado is 16-6 and 6-5.

Jolie Rasmussen had 14 kills and Ronika Stone had 13 kills on .455 hitting and five blocks. Willow Johnson and Lindsey Vander Weide each had 12 kills. Lauren Page had seven blocks and Maggie Scott had 32 assists and 11 digs for her fifth double-double of the season.

Oregon's next four matches are on the road, starting on November 3 at California.

• Warner Pacific (5-12) defeated visiting Walla Walla (1-21) 25-9, 22-25, 25-18, 25-15.

• Whitworth beat visiting Lewis & Clark 25-11, 25-23, 25-18.


Cal Merced 71, MULTNOMAH 49

• At Jim Skagen Court, 28 turnovers doomed Multnomah (0-2). California-Merced (1-1) used a 29-point second quarter to lead by 18 at halftime. Marquel Greene scored 20 points for Multnomah.

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