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WEDNESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Oregon women ranked fourth in nation, UO men 11th; Winterhawks' Glass will play for Team WHL; Thorns announce awards


The Portland Pilots men's team is ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division I in the latest poll, released Wednesday.

UP dropped one spot and trails 1-4 Northern Arizona, BYU, Wisconsin and Stanford.

The Oregon men are ranked 11th, two spots up from the most recent poll of two weeks ago.

The Oregon women are ranked fourth in the nation, the same spot they held two weeks ago. They trail No. 1 Colorado, No. 2 Boise State and New Mexico.


Portland captain and forward Cody Glass has been named to the Western Hockey League team that will compete in the Russian junior team Nov. 5 in Kamloops, British Columbia, and Nov. 6 at Vancouver, B.C.


Portland club awards have gone to midfielder Lindsey Horan (MVP, Golden Boot); Emily Mengers and Emily Sonnett (co-defenders of the year); forward Christine Sinclair (supporters' player of the year); and Menges (community MVP).


Goals two minutes into the game by Rose Lavelle and two minutes from the end of regulation by Alex Morgan gave the U.S. a 2-0 victory over Canada in the CONCACAF final at Frisco, Texas.

Lindsey Horan of the Portland Thorns got the assist on Morgan's goal with a cross into the 6-yard box. It was her eighth assist of the year for the national team; she ranks second on the team in that category, and had a team-high five assists during the tournament.

Another Thorns star, Tobin Heath, also started Wednesday night for the U.S., as did former University of Portland standout Megan Rapinoe, now with the Seattle Reign in the National Women's Soccer League.

Thorns forward Christine Sinclair and ex-UP midfielder Sophie Schmidt went the distance for Canada.

Both teams already had qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, but the win gave the U.S. a 26-game unbeaten streak and 7-0 all-time record versus the Canadians in the tourney.

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