Concordia women's soccer stretches unbeaten run
CONCORDIA 1, Northwest Nazarene 0
• The Cavaliers posted their third consecutive shutout to improve to 6-0-1 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (9-2-1 overall).
Gabrielle Ewing scored on a penalty kick in the 58th minute for Concordia.
Northwest Nazarene (8-5-1, 5-3-1) did not manage a shot on goal as Concordia had a 12-4 edge in shots attempted.
"Our defensive unit had another strong performance," Concordia coach Grant Landy said. "That's a good sign moving forward. I think this game will help down the road because close games are inevitable in this conference especially the back half of the season when everyone is fighting for a playoff spot."
CALIFORNA 2, Oregon State 0
SIMON FRASER 3, Concordia 0
• At Berkeley, California, the Golden Bears scored twice in the second half to beat the Beavers. Oregon State fell to 4-8-0, 1-3-0 in the Pac-12. Cal is 8-3-0, 3-1-0.
OSU outshot Cal 6-2 in a scoreless first half and failed to finish a few good chances. Cal finished with a 14-13 shots advantage while taking control in the second half.
• At Burnaby, British Columbia, Simon Fraser (8-1-2, 4-1-1 GNAC) outshot Concordia 17-0 and avenged its only loss of the season. The Cavaliers (2-7-1, 141) beat Simon Fraser 3-2 on Sept. 28 in Portland, but were no match for SFU on Thursday. Corner kicks were 15-1 and shots on goal 7-0.
BYU 3, Portland 0
Northern Arizona 3, PORTLAND STATE 1
• Portland State fell to 5-2 in the Big Sky Conference with the four-set loss to Northern Arizona in a match played at Concordia Univerwity. The Vikings are 14-5 overall after the loss. Scores were 25-23, 20-25, 28-26, 25-19.
Northern Arizona (7-11, 3-4) scored the big points to win the first and the third sets by two points. In the first set the Lumberjacks scored the final five sets, a run started with two kills and finished with three Viks hitting errors.
In the third set, PSU had one set point at 24-23, but lost the back-and-forth set 28-26.
Tasha Bojanic had 25 digs for PSU. Four players had double-digit kills, led by 15 from Caitlin Bettenay and 14 from Tami McDougald.
• At Provo, Utah, No. 7-ranked BYU swept Portland 25-15, 25-20, 25-14. The Cougars are 18-1, 7-0 in the West Coast Conference. The Pilots are 13-6 and 4-3.
BYU, which hasn't lost a WCC home match since 2-11, dominated every catgory. The Cougars hit .494 to the Pilts' .092 and had a 47-28 advantage in kills. At the net, BYU had an 11-1 blocks advantage.
Hannah Troutman led Portland with 12 kills.