WOU ROUNDUP: Wildcats earn shutout victory over Wolves

Western Oregon quarterback Nick Duckworth (12) throws a pass against Central Washington on Saturday.

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Western Oregon quarterback Nick Duckworth (12) throws a pass against Central Washington on Saturday.

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s football team was shut out by Central Washington 42-0 on Saturday.

The Wildcats led 7-0 after the first quarter before scoring three touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 28-0 lead into the half.

Central Washington held Western Oregon to 261 yards of total offense — its lowest offensive output of the season.

Wolves’ quarterback Nick Duckworth, who passed for six touchdowns on Oct. 7, completed 10 of 20 passes for 83 yards on Saturday. Phillip Fenumiai went 12-for-20 for 115 yards.

Running back Taylor Poyadue had 18 rushes for 75 yards.

WOU (2-5 overall, 1-4 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) plays at Humboldt State Saturday at 6 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL DROPS TWO: Western Oregon’s volleyball team lost to Alaska Fairbanks 14-25, 28-26, 28-26, 25-19 on Thursday and Alaska Anchorage 19-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 on Saturday.

Mariella Vandenkooy had a team-high 18 kills against Alaska Anchorage and 22 kills and three blocks against Alaska Fairbanks.

Alisha Bettinson added 13 kills and six blocks.

WOU (6-11 overall, 2-8 GNAC) plays at Central Washington on Thursday at 7 p.m. and at Northwest Nazarene Saturday at 7 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER FALLS TO NORTHWEST NAZARENE: Western Oregon’s women’s soccer team lost to Northwest Nazarene 1-0 on Saturday. The teams played to a scoreless tie in regular before Northwest Nazarene scored in the 98th minute to earn the victory.

The match was the Wolves’ sixth overtime match of the season. The Wolves also tied Montana State, Billings 0-0 on Thursday. WOU (2-8-2 overall, 1-5-2 GNAC) plays at Concordia Thursday at 7 p.m. before hosting Saint Martin’s Saturday at 1 p.m.


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