WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Wolves defeat Simon Fraser 2-1 on Senior Day

Western Oregon recognized seniors Mai Kahuka and Meli Cortez on Saturday.

WESTERN OREGON ATHLETICS/for the Itemizer-Observer
Western Oregon recognized seniors Mai Kahuka and Meli Cortez on Saturday.



MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s women’s soccer team defeated Simon Fraser 2-1 on Senior Day on Saturday.

Senior Meli Cortez scored the first goal of the match in the second half off an assist from junior Dacia Alexander. Cortez also scored in the 62nd minute. WOU opened the week with a 1-0 loss to Seattle Pacific on Thursday.

The Wolves finished the 2017 season with a 3-11-2 record overall and a 2-8-2 mark in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play, good for sixth place.

FOOTBALL FALLS TO TARLETON: Western Oregon’s football team lost to Tarleton State 28-6 on Saturday.

Tarleton State jumped out to a 14-0 lead before a 1-yard touchdown run by junior Caleb Tingstad brought the Wolves to within 14-6 in the second quarter. WOU was held without a score the rest of the way.

Quarterback Nick Duckworth finished the game with 235 yards passing. Zack Suarez recorded six catches for 69 yards and Devin Fortier had 14 rushes for 45 yards.

The Wolves (2-7 overall, 1-5 GNAC) host Azusa Pacific Saturday at 1 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL DROPS TWO: Western Oregon’s volleyball team lost a pair of conference matches last week. The Wolves fell to Western Washington 25-12, 25-16, 25-15 on Thursday and Simon Fraser 25-17, 25-19, 25-17 on Saturday.

Alisha Bettinson had 13 kills against Simon Fraser to lead the Wolves. Bettinson recorded a team-high 11 kills against Western Washington.

WOU played Concordia Tuesday after press time. Western Oregon (6-15 overall, 2-12 GNAC) plays at Montana State, Billings Thursday at 6 p.m.

AZORR NAMED TO PRESEASON ALL-GNAC TEAM: Western Oregon women’s basketball senior Sydney Azorr was named to the GNAC Preseason All-GNAC team. Azorr averaged 10.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game during the 2016-17 season. The Wolves finished 8-19 overall and 4-16 GNAC.

The Wolves played Lewis & Clark in an exhibition game on Sunday.

CROSS-COUNTRY TO HOST RACE SATURDAY: Western Oregon will host the NCAA Division II West Region cross-country championship Saturday at Ash Creek Preserve.

Races begin at 10 a.m.

For more information: www.wouwolves.com.



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