THURSDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Concordia volleyball bounces back, remains undefeated in GNAC play; NWSL moves semifinal to Portland


Oregon 3, HAWAII 0

In Honolulu, the 12th-ranked Ducks raised their record to 6-3 with a 25-18, 25-23, 25-22 victory.

Hawaii slipped to 4-4.

UO finished at .297 on the attack UH hit .197.

Lindsey Vander Weide (15 kills) and Ronika Stone (12) did much of the work.

The Ducks took the opening set despite seven service errors and no aces. Stone had six kills.

In set 2, the Ducks were down 19-12 and 21-13 before rallying.

The teams will meet again at 10 p.m. PT Friday. It will be UO's final nonconference match before the Pac-12 season.

Oregon has played four of the teams currently ranked in the top seven nationally, defeating No. 7 Minnesota and losing to No. 3 Texas, No. 4 Nebraska and No. 5 Penn State.

Concordia 3, SAINT MARTIN'S 1

The visiting Cavaliers put together a strong comeback after a poor start.

The Saints won the first set 25-16, posting the first 10 kills in the match, leading 14-1 and 18-2.

But the Cavs roared back to win sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-12.

Livia Strandberg, from Roosevelt High, led Concordia with 12 kills.

The Cavs improved to 6-4 overall and 3-0 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Saint Martin's fell to 2-7, 0-3.


GRAND CANYON 4, Portland State 1

At Phoenix, PSU scored quickly but gave up two goals in each half.

The Vikings slipped to 2-4-0, while the Antelopes improved to 2-7-0.

Krystal De Ramos scored 67 seconds into the match off a long ball from midfielder into the box from former Lincoln High standout Morgan Matthews.

Grand Canyon got even in the 12th minute, went ahead in the 19th, and got goals 1:05 apart in the 62nd and 63rd minutes.

PSU was outshot 16-5, including 8-3 on goal, and Grand Canyon led 5-1 in corner kicks.


The entire National Women's Soccer League 2018 postseason will be at Providence Park.

The semifinal match between the North Carolina Courage and the Chicago Red Stars will be played at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. All tickets will be general admission and cost $10.

The league is moving the match between top seed, North Carolina, and No. 4 seed Chicago to Portland because of uncertainty about the impact Hurricane Florence in Cary, North Carolina.

Tickets will be available at the gate, at, or at 888-736-6849.

At noon Saturday, the Portland Thorns play host to the Seattle Reign in the other semifinal match.

The 2018 NWSL championship game will at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Providence Park.


Portland's Caroline Inglis has withdrawn from the final major tournament of the year, citing a back injury.

Inglis pulled out of The Evian Championship in France after shooting a first-round, 6-over-par 77.

Inglis failed to start the most-recent LPGA Tour event, the Cambia Portland Classic at her home course, Columbia Edgewater Country Club, also with a back injury.


Wyndham Clark, a tour rookie from the University of Oregon, was tied for 93rd with 1-over 72 after the first day of the Albertsons Boise Open in Idaho.

He was eight shots off the lead of David Skinns.

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