Wednesday, September 8, 2004
♦ Western Oregon's soccer team lost 2-1 in overtime to Cal State San Bernardino and then fell 5-1 against unbeaten Cal State Stanislaus in games over the weekend at the Lumberjack Classic in Arcata, Calif.
The Wolves will face another California Collegiate Athletic Association team on Thursday, Sept. 9, taking on Sonoma State at Seattle University. The Wolves will play their home and Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener at noon on Saturday, Sept. 11 against Western Washington.
Western Oregon had two players named to the Lumberjack Classic All-Tournament team. Sophomore Amy Weberg and junior goalkeeper Amanda Nelson were named to the Lumberjack Classic All-Tournament Team.
Jamie Feer knocked in a rebound shot 117 minutes after the match began to give Cal State San Bernardino the win.
Western Oregon went ahead 1-0 38 minutes into the match when Weberg scored off a pass from Chesney McHan.
The Wolves were five minutes away from the upset victory over the Coyotes, who advanced to the NCAA Div. II regional playoffs in 2003 and returned 10 starters. But Aurora Medina tied the contest at the 85-minute mark and Feer then won in it in the second overtime period.
Nelson had eight saves in playing 95 minutes of the contest in the goal. CSUSB outshot the Wolves 20-9.
"It was really a great effort by our girls," coach Rod Fretz said after the match. "San Bernardino is a very good team and we played our guts out to stay with them."
♦ Western Oregon's volleyball team claimed two nail-biting wins over Hawaii-Hilo and also topped Chico State in rolling to a 3-0 record over the weekend at the Rodeo City Invitational in Ellensburg, Wash.
The Wolves have won four of their last five matches, improving to 4-3 on the season.
Sophomore transfer Mandy Veley pounded 29 kills in Saturday's match against the Vulcans and was named to the Rodeo City Invitational's all-tournament team. The Yakima, Wash. native is averaging a GNAC-best 4.32 kills a game and is also fifth in the conference in hitting percentage at .345.
Western plays Friday, Sept. 10 at Alaska Fairbanks and Saturday, Sept. 11 at Alaska Anchorage.