No. 4 Cavs nip Raiders, 2-1

ASHLAND — Southern Oregon led for more than 40 minutes and held a 1-0 advantage at halftime, but a pair of second-half goals for No. 4 Concordia gave the Cavaliers the 2-1 victory in Cascade Conference women's soccer Monday afternoon at University Field.

With the loss, Southern Oregon drops to 4-5-1 overall this season and 1-1 in the conference. Concordia improves to 7-3-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

The Raiders opened the scoring in the 17th minute, when Alexis Mahoney's pass to the middle of the box bounced off a pair of Concordia players and into the net. Southern Oregon held possession for much of the first half, with all four of the Raiders' corner kicks coming in the opening period.

Concordia tied it up in the 59th minute, when SOU goalkeeper Jessica Kuehlwein deflected Jackie Hendrickson's shot in the box over to CU's Kaylynn Winwood, who knocked it into the left side of the goal. The play was preceded by a corner kick.

The Cavs took the lead in the 72nd minute, with Hendrickson scoring the game-winner on a shot to the left side from about 10 yards out off a crossing pass from Tahlia O'Loughlin.

Kuehlwein finished with five saves in the match, with CU goalkeeper Tori Talbutt saving two shots.

Southern Oregon returns to action Saturday, when the Raiders travel to Salem to face Corban at 2 p.m.


Southern Oregon University senior Sarah Holgen has been named Cascade Conference Red Lion Hitter of the Week for the fifth time this season, the conference announced Monday.

Holgen totaled 38 kills and 17 digs over the weekend as the 18th-ranked Raiders knocked off Northwest Christian and Corban on the road over the weekend. She posted 25 kills during Friday's match against the Beacons and added 13 in Saturday's sweep of the Warriors.

The player-of-the-week honor marks the ninth such honor of her career, including the first four weeks this season.

Southern Oregon heads to Portland for this weekend's matchups, playing at Concordia on Friday and Warner Pacific on Saturday.

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