FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Portland men's cross country team tops Oregon in Dellinger Invitational; Portland's Kim Hill on U.S. team for volleyball world championships; Blichfeld returns to Winterhawks


PORTLAND 2, Oregon State 1

Benji Michel's seventh goal of the season lifted the 15th-ranked Pilots over the Beavers at Merlo Field.

Michel scored from in the box in the 80th minute to break a 1-1 tie at the end of passes from Greg Tracey and Esteban Calvo.

Malcolm Dixon's rebound finish put Portland (6-0-2) ahead an hour into the match.

A penalty kick goal from Don Tchilao tied it in the 67th minute for the Beavers (4-2-2).

Small colleges — Evergreen State beat visiting Warner Pacific, 2-1 … Northwest beat visiting Multnomah. 2-1.


Portland 1, NORTH DAKOTA 0

Taryn Ries' goal in the 68th minute and Rachel Lusby's six saves led the Pilots at East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Ries has six goals in the last five matches. The latest came off a corner kick from Larkin Ross and on a header from about six yards.

UP improved to 6-4-0, while the Fighting Hawks dropped to 6-2-1.

OREGON 1, Utah 0

At Pape Field, an 88th-minute goal by Marissa Everett earned the Ducks (7-1-1) the win in their Pac-12 opener.

Everett's sixth goal of the season was a close-range header after Zoe Hasenauer won possession and sent a cross into the box.

Oregon goalkeeper Halla Hinriksdottir made five saves.

Colorado 6, OREGON STATE 0

At Corvallis, the Beavers fell to 1-8 by losing their Pac-12 opener.

IDAHO 4, Portland State 0

At Moscow, Idaho, Bridget Daley scored three goals as the Vikings (2-6-0) lost their Big Sky opener.

Small colleges — Warner Pacific won 2-0 at Evergreen State … Northwest beat Multnomah 9-0.


The No. 3-ranked Portland Pilots men beat host Oregon and others in Friday morning's Bill Dellinger Invitational at Springfield Golf Club.

Oregon's women, ranked fourth in the nation, took first in the event.

The UP men totaled 25 points. No. 8 Oregon had 38. Seattle University was third with 77 points, and UC Davis took last with 85.

Reuben Kiprono of Portland won in 24 minutes, 39.5 seconds.

The Ducks' top counting finisher, Jackson Mestler, was third in 24:55.3. Cooper Teare, running unattached but in the UO program, was second in 24:54.0.

Also for Portland, Tristan Peloquin was fifth (24:59.7) and Joe Horen sixth (25:10.8).

The UO women nabbed the first seven spots, with senior Susan Ejore winning in 19:32.7.

After Oregon's 15 points came Nevada's women with 62, UC Davis with 80, Portland with 83 and Seattle with 151.


Oregon (5-under) was tied for seventh and Oregon State (3-under) tied for 10th after the first of three days at the Maui Jim Invitational in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Portland junior Jelena Lukic reached the round of 16 with two wins before losing at the Milwaukee (Wisc.) Tennis Classic.


Portland's Kim Hill has been chosen again to be on the U.S. national team as it defends its FIVB world championship of 2014. Hill is a 6-4 outside hitter from Portland Christian High. She will be one of 14 players for coach Karch Kiraly. The tournament begins Sept. 29 in Japan.

Hill was voted MVP of the '14 World Championships.


The surprise return of Joachim Blichfeld to Portland from the San Jose Sharks gives Portland a boost as they open the Western Hockey League season on Saturday at Seattle.

In his two seasons with the Hawks, Blichfeld has put up 114 points in 119 regular-season games.

The arrival of Blichfeld will mean some tough decisions for the Winterhawks coaching staff because Portland is now over the limit of two import players and of three 20-year-olds. Unless they trade Blichfeld, the Winterhawks will need to part ways with one of the two rookie Europeans they drafted in May: 17-year-old Swiss center Dean Schwenninger or 18-year-old Czech winger Michal Kvasnica.

The other 20-year-olds on the roster are forward Conor MacEachern and defensemen Brendan De Jong and Jared Freadrich.


Former Oregon Ducks star Aaron Wise was tied for 15th midway through the Tour Championships.

Wise shot 1-under-par 69 on Friday in Atlanta for a 1-under total of 139.

Justin Rose and Tiger Woods had the 36-hole lead at 133 in the 30-golfer finale to the FedExCup playoffs.


Ex-UO golfer Wyndham Clark missed the cut after adding a 1-under 70 to his Thursday 69 at the Tour Championship at Atlantic Beach, Florida. He needed to be two shots better than his 139 total to advance.

The lead belonged to Lucas Glover at 14-under 128.


Brian Henninger of Wilsonville was tied for 67th after Friday's opening round of the Sanford International at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Henninger shot a 2-over 72 to trail leaders Jerry Smith, Brandt Jobe, Steve Stricker and David McKenzie by nine strokes.

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