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MONDAY COLLEGE RESULTS/Ducks-Utes rained out; Oregon men golfers lead at Eugene CC; Portland State's Robinson takes Day 1 decathlon lead at Pacific

SOFTBALL

Oregon State 5, Arizona State 4

At Tempe, Arizona

The Beavers got their first Pac-12 victory, catching a ranked ASU team in the late innings.

The Sun Devils were No. 21 and 24 in the two main national polls last week, and they were 2-0 in the series with OSU and leading 4-2 through four innings on Monday.

But the Beavers scored once in the fifth, sixth and seventh for the win that lifted them to 1-5 in the conference and 16-13 overall.

An RBI double by Natalie Hampton scored the winning run.

OSU pulled to within 4-3 via a sacrifice fly by Shelby Weeks and tied the score on a double by Sammi Noland.

Oregon State's first two runs, which came in the opening frame, were driven home by Alyssa Pelegrin on a single.

Meehra Nelson, the starter who went 3 2/3 innings, and Nerissa Eason did the pitching, with Eason (7-8) getting the win.

ASU fell to 2-4 in the Pac-12 and 23-9 for the season.

Oregon at Utah, canceled

At Salt Lake City

The Ducks-Utes series finale was rained out, leaving third-ranked Oregon at 29-0 and the only unbeaten left in NCAA Division I.

MEN'S GOLF

The two-day Oregon Duck Invitational began Monday at Eugene Country Club with the host Ducks, defending NCAA champions, grabbing a 10-shot lead over Arizona, with Oregon State third through two rounds.

Oregon finished at 7-under-par 560 in the 15-team tournament.

Sulman Raza of Oregon took the individual lead with 67-64—131 total, 11-under par. Petter Mikalsen of Denver and Oregon's Norman Xiong were second at 138. Wyndham Clark of the Ducks was in a two-way tie at 139. OSU's Kevin Murphy and Nigel Lett of Oregon were among three plays at 140.

TRACK AND FIELD

Portland State's Donte Robinson nabbed the lead after the first day of the decathlon at the Pacific Combined Event meet in Forest Groe.

He totaled 3,493 points, 11 ahead of James Phillips of Concordia.

MEN'S TENNIS

Lewis & Clark 6, Denison 3

At Granville, Ohio

The No. 31 Pioneers got wins in doubles and singles from Michael Brewer and Jackson Powell as they raised their season record to 10-2.

Denison, ranked 34th in NCAA Division III, fell to 3-7.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE

Oregon 17, George Mason 12

At Fairfax, Virginia

Senior Bella Pyne's five goals led the Ducks (7-4).

George Mason slipped to 4-4.

Shannon Williams added four goals for Oregon, and UO got three goals apiece from Jill Zubillaga and Mariah Gatti.