Eight in a row for Hops; Pilot women win in OT, while UP men draw
HILLSBORO 1, Everett 0
Five pitchers held the AquaSox to four hits as the Hops won their eighth game in a row.
Ryan Tufts singled home Joey Rose in the bottom of the sixth inning before the crowd of 3,508 at Ron Tonkin Field.
Hillsboro finished with six hits.
The third Hop to take the mound, Ryan Miller, got the win. He gave up one hit in one inning. Josh Green struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 11th save. Former Oregon Duck Matt Mercer started and allowed no hits but four walks, with two strikeouts, in two innings.
Hillsboro hiked its second-half lead in the Class A Northwest League to eight games. The Hops improved to 21-8, while Salem-Keizer fell to 13-16 with a 10-2 loss at Spokane. Eugene is tied for second, also 13-16.
Overall this season, the Hops are 45-22. The next-best NWL mark is Vancouver's 36-31.
Everett is 32-34, and 12-16 in the North Division second-half race (last place), after winning the first-half title.
The Hops are close to adding a second-half flag to their first-half North crown. Only nine games remain in the regular season.
The Hops lead the five-game Everett series, 2-0. Game 3 is 7 p.m. Saturday.
COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER
PORTLAND 1, Sacramento State 1
Benji Michel scored in the 27th minute as the Pilots played the Big Sky opponent to a draw in their season opener at Merlo Field.
The Hornets scored only 55 seconds into the match, with Dominic Scotti getting the goal.
The Pilots out-shot the Hornets, 10-4 (6-2 on goal), and earned 12 corner kicks to two for the visitors.
But it was Sacramento State that came closest to a second goal. In the 67th minute, a clearing effort by Portland goalkeeper Nico Campuzano deflected off Pilot Esteban Calvo. The ball bounced off the ground and up to the crossbar before Calvo hustled beck to clear the danger.
Portland will play host to Syracuse at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Syracuse 2, OREGON STATE 1
The Orangement snapped a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 73rd minute of the season opener for both teams at Corvallis.
OSU pulled even on Don Tchilao's penalty kick in the 69th minute.
Syracuse had scored in the fifth minute.
The Beavers finished with a 12-7 edge in shots, while Syracuse were the leaders in shots on goal, 7-6, and in corner kicks, 5-3.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER
PORTLAND 1, San Jose State 0 (OT)
Senior Hanna Armenderiz scored just over a minute into overtime to net the win for the Pilots. Taryn Ries sent a low cross from the right wing that found Armenderiz unmarked in front of the goal.
Portland out-shot San Jose State (0-2-0), 14-6, including 5-1 on goal.
The Pilots (2-0-0 under new coach Michelle French) will play host to Washington at 5 p.m. Sunday at Merlo Field.
NEBRASKA 2, Oregon 0
The host Cornhuskers scored on an own goal in the third minute and off a UO turnover in the 60th minute.
Oregon fell to 2-1-0, while Nebraska climbed to 2-0-1.
Kansas 3, Oregon State 0
At Lincoln, Nebraska, the Beavers went to 0-3-0.
The Jayhawks raised their record to 3-0-0 with goals in the 17th, 28th and 40th minutes.
KU led in shots, 13-2.
PSU at Gonzaga canceled
Due to poor air quality in Spokane, Washington, the game between the Vikings and Bulldogs was called out.
Portland State will open at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Stadium against Cal State Northridge.
Texas 3, Oregon 1
The 18th-ranked Ducks failed to convert in the second set after leading 21-15, falling behind No. 2 Texas 2-0, and couldn't recover in their season-opening match on Day 1 of the VERT Challenge at Lincoln, Nebraska.
UO will meet the No. 2 Cornhuskers at 4 p.m. PT Saturday.
Junior Willow Johnson led Oregon's attack with a career high-tying 17 kills on .517 hitting. Senior August Raskie, playing fulltime after sharing duties in previous years, had a career-high 54 assists.
Nebraska won 25-22, 25-23, lost the third set 25-22, then won 25-18.
Oregon State 3, Virginia 2
The Beavers opened their 2018 at Ames, Iowa, and won 19-25, 25-14, 16-25, 25-22, 17-15.
Maddie Goings had 17 kills and Lindsey Schell 16 for OSU, dropping the Cavaliers to 0-2.
Portland 3, Cal State Bakersfield 0
Junior Izzy Guzik and junior transfer Shayla Hoeft had 12 kills apiece as UP opened with a sweep in a tournament in San Diego, California. Junior Cali Thompson had 39 assists.
The Pilots gave new head coach Jeff Baxter a 25-15, 25-20, 25-12 victory.
PORTLAND STATE 3, Long Beach State 0
OSU coach Michael Seeman collected his 200th career win as the Vikings won their first counting match in the new Viking Pavilion.
The Viks rallied in the first and second sets, winning both, 25-23. In the third set, PSU jumped to a 9-3 lead and held off LBSU for another 25-23 final.
Jenna Mullen, a senior outside hitter for Portland State, led all players in kills with 13.
On Saturday, the Vikings will play Boise State at noon and Long Beach State again at 7 p.m.
CONCORDIA 3, Colorado Christian 0
Freshman Camille Guerrero from Central Catholic High had a team-high nine kills and hit .348 for the Cavaliers. Tori Johnson added eight kills, and Emily Zink had 17 assists in the 25-18, 25-11, 25-22 homecourt win. Concordia is 2-1, Colorado Christian 1-3.
Portland State players have voted senior safety Artuz Manning, senior linebacker Houston Barnes, junior tight end Charlies Taumoepeau and junior running back Carlos Martin to captain positions for 2018.
The Vikings open on Friday, Aug. 31, at Nevada.
Miles Joseph has been hired as a Portland assistant coach. Joseph replaces Sean McAuley, who recently left to take an assistant coaching position with Orlando City.
Joseph, 44, has been an assistant coach in MLS for nine seasons, most recently with Orlando City after one season at New York City FC and five seasons with Real Salt Lake.
Joseph and Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese were teammates for three seasons with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, beginning with the first MLS season in 1996. Joseph played six seasons in the league.
MINNESOTA 21, Seattle 20
The host Vikings got the winning touchdown and two-point conversion with 47 seconds remaining, as Kyle Sloter hit Chad Beebe from 25 yards and then found Jake Wieneke with the go-ahead toss.
The Vikes outscored the Hawks 15-7 in the fourth quarter and improved to 2-1 in NFL exhibitions. Seattle fell to 0-3.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed 11 of 21 passes for 118 yards. Backup Alex McGough was 5 of 14 for 140 yards and one touchdown, with one interception.
Mike Davis (eight carries, 31 yards) and Chris Carson (seven for 26, one TD) led the Seahawk rushers.
Eleven Hawks caught at least one pass, with David Moore scoring on a 36-yarder on his only reception.
Seattle's final preseason game is 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Oakland.
Caroline Inglis of Portland, a former Oregon Ducks star and Churchill High player, was tied for 30th midway through the CP Women's Open at Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada.
Inglis carded a Friday 71 and was 5-under at 139.
Amy Yang's 131 led by one over Brooke Henderson and Angel Yin.
The LPGA Tour will return to Columbia Edgewater for the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Cambia Portland Classic.
Aaron Wise, the first-year tour pro from the University of Oregon, turned in a 3-under 68 for a 4-under 138 total, good for a share of 24th after 36 holes of The Northern Trust at Paramus, New Jersey.
Jamie Lovemark and Brooks Koepka had the lead at 132.
Tiger Woods just made the cut with a 142 total after his second 71.
Ex-Oregon Ducks Ben Crane and Wyndham Clark were tied for 52nd at even-par 142 halfway into the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship at Columbus, Ohio.
The event is the first of four postseason tournaments, with 25 PGA Tour playing cards for 2018-19 up for grabs.
Clark shot 72 on Friday, while Crane went from an opening 66 to a 76.
Wilsonville's Brian Henninger opened at par 72 and was tied for 49th in the Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Washington.
Scott Parel, Tom Pernice Jr., and Kent Jones took the lead, each shooting 65.
Jim Dunlap of Tigard and Kay Poletiek of Happy Valley earned men's medalist honors in the third Oregon Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Juniper Golf Course in Redmond.
Krissy Peterson of Canby and Hannah Swanson of Forest Grove, who both have played for Portland State, were the women's medalists.
Byron Patton of Tigard and Jack Schneider of Oregon City took the honors in the senior men's division.
Match play in all three divisions begins Saturday.
Dunlap and Poletiek prevailed over two other teams in a four-hole playoff for the top seed, after all three teams shot 7-under 65. The other teams in the playoff were Braeden Campbell of Washougal, Wash., and Jake Wiley of Portland, and JC Riter of Portland and Blake Seabaught of Tigard.
The Peterson-Swanson due shot a 5-under 67.
Patton and Schneider had a 64.