MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s football team earned its biggest win of the season so far, defeating North Alabama 24-22 on Saturday.
Quarterback Phillip Fenumiai entered the game for the Wolves in the third quarter after starter David Sowards was injured. Fenumiai gained 117 yards of total offense, including hitting tight end Andy Avgi for an 8-yard touchdown pass to put WOU up 24-16 with 4:35 left in the game. Fenumiai also scored on a 13-yard run.
The Wolves host Central Washington Saturday at 1 p.m.
SOCCER DROPS TWO: Western Oregon’s soccer squad lost a pair of Great Northwest Athletic Conference, falling to Concordia 2-0 on Oct. 6 and Seattle Pacific 3-1 on Saturday. Savannah Rogan scored the Wolves’ lone goal against the Falcons on Saturday. WOU could not overcome a hat trick from SPU’s Hannah Huesers, as Western Oregon fell to 5-5-overall and 1-4-1 GNAC. The Wolves play at Saint Martin’s on Thursday and Concordia on Saturday.
VOLLEYBALL FALLS: Western Oregon’s volleyball lost a pair of conference matches, falling in straight sets to Simon Fraser on Thursday and Western Washington on Saturday. The Clan defeated WOU 25-20, 26-24, 25-17. The Vikings earned a 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 win. Paige Kelsey recorded 10 kills and Christie Colasurdo had 21 digs to lead the Wolves. WOU hosted Concordia Tuesday after press time. Western Oregon plays at Montana State Billings on Thursday.
RIBICH LEADS CROSS-COUNTRY: Western Oregon’s cross-country team competed at the Western Washington Invitational on Saturday. The men’s team placed 9th, while the women’s squad finished 11th. Sophomore David Ribich finished 13th overall in the 10,000-meter men’s race in 32 minutes, 2 seconds. Nicole Maurmann finished with a time of 23:12, taking 38th overall.
WOU will compete in the GNAC Championship in Bellingham, Wash. on Oct. 24.