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Western Oregon Roundup: Wolves Drop Season Finale

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Quarterback Phillip Fenumiai attempts to escape a tackle against Humboldt State.

LUKAS EGGEN/Itemizer-Observer Quarterback Phillip Fenumiai attempts to escape a tackle against Humboldt State. Photo by Lukas Eggen.

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s football team lost its final game of the season, falling to Humboldt State 29-13 on Saturday.

The Wolves led 7-0 in the first quarter, after a 71-yard touchdown pass from Phillip Fenumiai to Maurice McSwain, but the Lumberjacks scored 29 unanswered points. WOU running back Joe Harris scored on a 1-yard touchdown on the final play of the game.

Junior defensive end George Swartzlender had a career-high 11 tackles to lead the Wolves on defense.

WOU finished the 2015 season with a 7-4 mark overall and a 5-1 record in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play.

BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH WINS: Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team opened the 2015-16 season with a pair of victories last weekend. No. 21 WOU defeated Point Loma 82-76 on Friday and Fresno Pacific 82-73 on Saturday. Tanner Omlid scored a team-high 28 points in his WOU debut against Point Loma, while Devon Alexander scored 17 points against Fresno Pacific. The Wolves host California State, Monterey Bay on Friday and Warner Pacific on Saturday. Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL WINS HOME FINALE: Western Oregon’s volleyball squad won its final home match of the season, defeating Montana State Billings 25-15, 25-18, 24-26, 22-25, 15-9 on Saturday night. Sydney Blankinship had a season-high 16 kills, while Amanda Short added 15 kills. Christie Colasurdo recorded 34 digs. The Wolves (8-19 overall, 5-13 GNAC) close out their season on the road against Alaska Fairbanks on Thursday and Alaska Anchorage on Saturday.

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