SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/UP volleyball closes Boise State Classic with another win; Concordia women's soccer upends rival Western Washington


The University of Portland climbed to 12-0 with a 3-1 victory versus Cal State Northridge on Saturday at Boise, Idaho.

The balanced UP attack got 14 kills from Shayla Hoeft, 13 from Izzy Guzik and 11 from Regham Pukis. Cali Thompson had 41 assists, and Carey Williams produced 17 digs.

UP outhit CSU Northridge, .281-.203. The Matadors dropped to 4-8.

Portland has won four tournaments in a row.

Thompson was named co-MVP of the Boise State Classic. Pukis and Hoeft joined her on the all-tourney team.

Only six others teams in the nation are unbeaten.

Portland's West Coast Conference season starts next weekend with matches at 7 p.m. Thursday against Pepperdine and noon Saturday with Loyola Marymount, both at Chiles Center.


• Beavers — At San Diego, the Beavers bumped No. 23 San Diego, 3-2 (21-25, 25-19, 25-18, 18-25, 15-12). OSU is 9-2, USD 3-6. Amy Underdown led OSU with 17 kills, Maddy Gravley had 12 blocks, Maddie Sheehan posted 44 assists, and Grace Massey came up with 29 digs.

• Vikings — Portland State lost 3-0 to Colorado State and then 3-1 to Indiana State on the final day of the Colorado Classic at Boulder. The Vikings went to 1-11. Jenna Mullen of the Viks had 20 kills in the nightcap.

• Cavaliers — Concordia lost 3-0 at Seattle Pacific (25-14, 25-20, 25-23). Livia Standberg, from Roosevelt High, paced the Cavs with 10 kills. Concordia slipped to 3-1 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and 6-5 overall. The Falcons are 3-1, 5-6.


WHITWORTH 3, Lewis & Clark 0 — The Pioneers dropped to 7-2 for the season and 0-2 in the Northwest Conference. Whitworth won, 25-19, 25-18, 25-23, holding the Pios to .157 hitting.

OREGON TECH 3, Warner Pacific 1 — WPU's Kealia Rosa had 34 assists, and Audree Gormanson had 13 kills, but the Knights fell to 2-0, 1-5 CCC. OIT is 9-5, 4-3.

SOUTHERN OREGON 3, Multnomah 0 — No. 10 SOU is 14-0, 7-0 CCC; MU is 1-12, 0-6).


• Rematch goes to Concordia — For the second year in a row, the Cavaliers picked up a regular-season victory over Western Washington.

It was a rematch of the two teams that went on to play for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship last season (Western Washington won that game). And it was No. 15 in this year's NCAA Division II rankings (Concordia) versus No. 9 (WWU).

Gabrielle Ewing scored in the 23rd minute, with an assist from Quinn Williams, to lift the host Cavs to a 1-0 early-season showdown victory at Tuominen Yard. CU led in shots, 16-15, and 10-4 in shots on goal. Hailey Asato made four saves for the Cavs.

The Cavaliers improved to 4-0-1 overall and 1-0-0 GNAC. The Vikings are 4-2-0, 0-1-0.

• Small-college scores — 

Willamette 1, LEWIS & CLARK 0 (2 OT) — the Bearcats won on Jenea Arnold's penalty kick with 18 seconds left in the second OT. Willamette is 6-0-1, 2-0-1 in the Northwest Conference. L&C is 2-3-1, 0-2-0.

Warner Pacific 5, MULTNOMAH 1 — MU took a 1-0 lead on Desiree Arocha's goal in the 11th minute, but Warner Pacific got even in the 41st minute on an own goal, then scored four times after halftime. The Knights improved to 2-5 overall and 1-0 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference, while the Lions fell to 0-3, 0-1.


• Small-college score — Warner Pacific 1, Multnomah 0 … Kingsley Armah scored in the 24th minute in a Cascade Collegiate Conference game at Eastside Timbers Soccer Complex.


• Ben Crane, the veteran tour pro from Beaverton and the University of Oregon, shot a 1-under-par 70 in the third round of the Albertsons Boise Open in Idaho and was tied for 32nd. His 54-hole total of 8-under 205 trailed leaders Scott Pinckney, Roberto Diaz and Sangmoon Bay.

Robert Garrigus, a veteran who once played for Crescent Valley High, had a 68 and was tied for 40th at 206.

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