THURSDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Winterhawks add 18-year-old forward Bettens in deal with Brandon; No. 1 Simon Fraser stops Cavs; Thorns' Franch collects NWSL goalie honor


Portland 4, SAN DIEGO 1

The Pilots improved to 8-4-0 with sophomore Taryn Ries getting a hat trick and boosting her season goals total to eight.

Kimberly Hazlett scored Portland's first goal for a 1-0 lead 1:59 into the West Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Ries scored in the 66th, 68th and 73rd minutes, the last two goals on penalty kicks.

It was the first WCC victory for new UP coach Michelle French.

The Toreros dropped to 4-5-1 overall.


A 70th-minute goal broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Cougars (9-0-0, 2-0-0 Pac-12) the home win over the Ducks (7-2-1, 1-1-0).

Oregon's Halla Hinriksdottir matched her career high with seven saves, but UO's five-game win streak came to an end.

Oregon had eight shots to WSU's nine.


SIMON FRASER 1, Concordia 0

The Clan, ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II, scored in the 52nd minute.

Concordia goalie Grant Alcorn made a career-high 13 saves, while the Cavaliers were out-shot, 26-1, and gave up 14 corner kicks while taking five.

Simon Fraser improved to 9-0-0, 3-0-0 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

The Cavaliers slipped to 3-3-1, 1-1-0.


Northern Arizona 3, PORTLAND STATE 0

The Vikings remained winless in Big Sky play, while NAU improved to 2-1.

The Lumberjacks won 25-13, 25-20, 25-14 at Viking Pavilion.

Overall, Northern Arizona is 10-6, and PSU is 1-14.

NAU hit .361 to the Vikings' .114. Peyton McBride led Portland State in kills with six.


At Anchorage, the Seawolves won 25-17, 25-11, 25-14.

The Cavs fell to 7-7 overall and 4-3 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Alaska Anchorage is 12-3, 5-2.


Portland acquired 18-year-old forward Rylan Bettens from the Brandon Wheat Kings for a conditional 2021 Western Hockey League bantam draft.

Bettens (6-1, 195 pounds) is a Winnipeg, Manitoba native who has played in 144 WHL regular-season games. Last season, he had seven goals and seven assists in 49 games. He has appeared in 15 playoff games.


Adrianna Franch of the Portland was named the National Women's Soccer League goalkeeper of the year for the second consecutive season.

In 14 regular-season starts in 2018, Franch made 45 saves and stopped 76.3 percent of the shots she faced on her way to a 9-3-2 record.

She was sidelined two months with an injury early in the season. Her return in late June helped the Thorns build to a second-place finish in the regular season and into last week's NWSL championship match.

In three seasons in Portland Franch, 27, has a league-best .782 save percentage among goalkeepers who have played at least 10 matches.

A Best XI choice the past two seasons, Franch's 18 shutouts for Portland are tied for the second most in the league since 2016.

The Thorns have had the goalkeeper of the year in three of the six NWSL seasons. Michelle Betos, now with Seattle, won the award while playing for Portland in 2015.

The NWSL awards are voted on by fans, players, club officials and media members who cover the league.

On Wednesday, Paul Riley of the NWSL champion North Carolina Courage received the Coach of the Year honor, with 41.9 percent of the vote. Vlatko Andonovski of Seattle was second (34.4 percent), and Portland's Mark Parsons was third (23.7 percent).


Alexis Serna, former Oregon State place-kicker, has been named OSU's Director of Beyond Football, a program to help players after their football careers.

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