SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/First game ever for Portland's USL team without an opposing shot on goal


Portland 3, OKC 0

• Foster Langsdorf and Lamar Batista each scored his first professional goal on Saturday, helping Portland Timbers 2 beat the OKC Energy 3-0 in United Soccer League action at Oklahoma City.

Portland improved to 2-2-1 (seven points) from five road games.

Langsdorf opened the scoring in the 34th minute with a volley off a cross into the penalty area by Augustine Williams.

Williams also assisted on the second goal, sending Victor Arboleda in behind the defense in the 54th minute.

The third goal came on a Batista penalty kick in the 84th minute after Langsdorf was fouled inside the penalty area.

OKC (1-4-0) did not have a shot on goal in the match, played in front of 4,041 fans at Taft Stadium. It was the first time in T2's four seasons it has held an opponent without a shot on goal.

Seven MLS Timbers played in Saturday's match: Arboleda, Jeremy Ebobisse, Langsdorf, midfielder Eryk Williamson, defenders Vytas and Modou Jodama and goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh.

T2 will next play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, its first home match of the season. Rio Grande Valley FC will visit for a match at Merlo Field.


• Amanda Jacobs took a three-strike lead on fellow Portlander Lara Tennant after Saturday's opening round of the OGA Tournament of Champions women's division at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club.

Jacobs shot a 5-over-par 77. Ellie Slama of Salem and Oregon State was third at 81.

In the men's tournament, Sean Collopy of Lake Oswego grabbed the lead with a 1-under 71. Blake Seabaugh of Tigard was at 72. Portland's Robbie Ziegler was in a three-way tie at 73.

The Senior Men's Division leader, Denny Taylor of Gladstone, shot a 74. Pat O'Donnell of Happy Valley and Jackson Bentley of Portland were two shots back.


San Antonio 116, Portland 105

• LaMarcus Aldridge's 28 points led the Spurs to the home win.

Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter.

The Blazers lost their third game in a row, despite the 33-point return of Damian Lillard from an ankle injury. Portland fell to 48-32 going into a 6 p.m. PT Monday game at Denver.

San Antonio is 46-34.


Seattle 11, MINNESOTA 4

• The Mariners bounced back from a loss with Mike Leake throwing five innings and Kyle Seager hitting a two-run home run.

Seattle (4-3) will play the Twins (4-3) again at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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