Ashland comeback falls short in road loss

Churchill's Ian Boozer tallied a hat trick, including a putaway goal on a penalty kick with four minutes to go, as the Lancers defeated Ashland 4-2 in nonconference boys soccer action Friday in Eugene.

Boozer scored in the eighth minute, the 54th minute and the 76th after being fouled by Ashland's keeper.

Ashland's Vidal Reyes scored on a give-and-go with Leland Sanchez in the opening minute of the first half to tie the game at 1-all. In the 71st minute, Ashland junior halfback Zahara Moyers-Cullumbine netted a 30-yard shot to cut Churchill's lead to 3-2.

"The boys are playing very smart," Ashland head coach Brad Roupp said. "We're learning with each game."

Ashland (1-2) hosts South Medford at 1 p.m. today.

Prep Water Polo

At Eugene, the Ashland boys and girls teams each improved to 2-0 with wins over Sheldon. The boys won 17-4, the girls 18-5.

For the boys, Forrest Kollar had three goals and four steals, while Parker Massie, Alex Sukles, James Compeau and Adam Good had two goals each.

Goalie Miles Furuichi notched seven saves.

For the Grizzly girls, Molly Cochrane had three goals, three assists and six steals, Sarah Kasiah had three goals, four assists and four steals and Emma Frantz had three goals and two steals.

Sadie Kasiah and Aubrie Georgevitch each had two goals and three steals, and Ada Lawson tallied two goals.

Women's Volleyball

At La Grande, 14th-ranked Southern Oregon saw its five-match winning streak come to an end as the Raiders fell to Eastern Oregon 20-25, 23-25, 26-28 in Cascade Collegiate Conference volleyball action Friday night.

With the loss, SOU falls to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in the CCC. Eastern Oregon improves to 5-6 overall and 5-0 in conference play. The Raiders return to action tonight when they visit No. 8 College of Idaho in a showdown of the two ranked teams in the conference.

Southern Oregon struggled in all three sets, posting its highest attack percentage in the final set at .159. For the match, the Raiders hit only .106, while Eastern Oregon hit .148.

The final set included 17 tie scores as the Raiders sought to extend the match. Rebecca Haight's kill broke a 26-26 tie, and a Sarah Holgen attack error sealed the victory for the home team, giving the Moutaineers only their fourth win over Southern Oregon since 1994.

Holgen saw her streak of consecutive matches with at least 16 kills come to an end, as the senior finished with a team-high 10 kills, but with 10 attack errors for a .000 attack percentage. Angela Spieker led the Raiders with 14 assists, and Renee Yomtob and Becky Johnstone each finished with 11 digs.

Haight led the way for EOU with 15 kills, while Stefani Sorensen added 11 in the upset win. Emily Sampson and Jessica Lea shared setting duties and combined for 38 assists, while Kaitlyn Duncan finished the match with 12 digs.

Women's Soccer

Southern Oregon scored first, but Westmont tied it right before halftime and scored the eventual game-winner less than four minutes into the second half as the Warriors defeated the Raiders 2-1 Friday afternoon at University Field.

With the loss, Southern Oregon falls to 3-4 this season. Westmont improves to 4-1 with its fourth consecutive victory. Westmont will play Concordia in a neutral-site contest this afternoon at 1 p.m. at University Field. Southern Oregon returns to action next weekend, when the Raiders face Westminster in a neutral-site game in Portland.

"It was a great game to be a part of — two good teams going at it," SOU head coach Jon Clement said. "I thought we had moments of really good stuff, some of our attacking ideas were top-shelf and our effort was very good."

Westmont had a couple early shots, but the Raiders struck first when Denise Powell's shot deflected off Warrior goalkeeper Lindsey Smith and back to Julie Zamzow on the left side of the goal in the 18th minute. Zamzow knocked it in from a few yards out for her first goal of the season and the first of her SOU career.

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