Minnesota edges Seahawks
MINNESOTA 25, Seattle 19
In their second NFL exhibition game this year, the Seahawks fell at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
For the Hawks (1-1), former Portland State defensive back DeShawn Shead intercepted a second-quarter pass and returning it 88 yards for a touchdown.
The Vikings (2-0) took a 3-0 lead late in the first quarter on a 24-yard field goal by Dan Bailey. The Vikes had first-and-goal at the 6 before a 15-yard clipping penalty on a first-down run.
Jason Myers' 33-yard field goal tied the score early in the second quarter.
Shead's pick of former Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion's short pass provided the score that put the Hawks on top 10-3 midway through the second quarter.
Mannion found tight end Irv Smith Jr. over the middle with a 3-yard touchdown pass with 1:05 left in the half, giving the Vikings a 10-10 tie. That capped a seven-play, 63-yard drive in 43 seconds.
The Seahawks got back on top with a 52-yard field goal from Myers early in the third quarter.
Minnesota pulled in front with an 11-play, 73-yard drive in the third quarter. Kyle Sloter passed four yards to Brandon Zylstra for the TD.
With 12:16 remaining, Seattle cut the gap to 17-16 on Myers' 27-yard field goal.
The Vikings took a 25-16 lead with a 12-play, 69-yard scoring drive and Khari Blasingame's 1-yard run with 5:15 left.
Seattle got a 20-yard field from Myers with 3:14 on the clock.
The Seahawks defense couldn't stop a final Viking drive, however, that left Seattle with only six seconds to go when it got the ball back at its 13-yard line. The game ended with an incompletion and interception.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson was 6 of 9 passing for 82 yards. Backup Payton Lynch was 6 for 15 for 67 yards.
Chris Carson led Seahawk rushers with 25 yards on five carries.
Tyler Lockett caught three passes for 27 yards. Jaren Brown had two receptions for 52 yards, Jazz Ferguson two catches for 24 yards and Rashaad Penny two for 10.
Minnesota starting QB Kirk Cousins was 6 of 8 for 68 yards. Mannion, who came off the bench in the second quarter, hit 11 of 14 for 88 yards. Sloter finished 11 of 13 for 116 yards.
COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER
PORTLAND 3, Oregon State 0
In an exhibition at Merlo Field, UP got its season off to a solid start.
The Pilots are ranked 20th in the nation while the Beavers are 22nd.
Freshman Kevin Ogudugo, a forward from Oslo, Norway, gave UP the lead with a goal in the 10th minute.
Jacobo Reyes, a freshman midfielder from Monterrey, Mexico, made the score 2-0 in the 35th minute.
In the 69th minute, sophomore forward Alejandro Pereira out of Oviedo, Florida added to the count.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER
OREGON STATE 5, British Columbia 0
In an exhibition at Corvallis, the Beavers scored all their goals in the second half. Four players found the back of the net from the 56th through the 75th minute. Freshman Brianna McReynolds from Glendale, California got the third and fourth goals.
WEST COAST LEAGUE
The Corvallis Knights claimed their fourth consecutive WCL championship with an 11-1 home victory before 836 fans and over the Victoria HarbourCats.
The Knights led all the way at Goss Stadium to take the final series 2-1.
Corvallis got three runs in its first at-bat and led 4-0 through two innings.
Victoria got a run in the top of the third, then gave up two runs in the bottom half.
Corvallis added two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth.
The Knights finished with 12 hits to four for the HarbourCats.
Knights second baseman Jake Harvey (Oregon State) was 2 for 3 with a double, walk, RBI and three runs scored.
Corvallis posted the top regular-season record (42-12) in the WCL, then won its North Division playoff series 2-1 with the Walla Walla Sweets.
Victoria (39-15 in the regular season) was a 2-1 series winner over the Wenatchee AppleSox in the South Division playoffs.
Tom Gueant, a 6-5 sophomore at the University of Oregon and native of France, captured the British Boys Amateur at Saunton Golf Club in North Devon, England.
He won the final two holes of a 36-hole final, then birdied the 37th with a four-foot putt on a par-4 to defeat Wilmer Edero of Sweden.
Guent beat Stanford's Barclay Brown of England 2 and 1 in the semifinals and England's George Holland with a par on the 21st hole of the quarterfinals.
The win gave Gueant a spot in the 2020 British Amateur and in the final qualifying stages for the 2020 Open Championship.
Other winners of the British Boys Am include Jose Maria Olazabal, Sergio Garcia and Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Tour rookie and former Pac-12 champion Wyndham Clark from the University of Oregon
had a bogey, double bogey, bogey finish that dropped him into a tie for 31st in the BMW Championship at Medinah, Illinois.
He had a 1-over-par 73 for an 8-under 280 total.
Justin Thomas shot 68 to win with a 25-under 263, three ahead of Patrick Cantlay (65).
KORN FERRY TOUR
Scott Harrington, a former Jesuit High golfer and Eugene native, slipped 11 places and tied for 14th in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, the first of three events in the tour playoffs.
Harrington wrapped up a PGA Tour card for 2019-20 last week, finishing second in the WinCo Foods Portland Open at Pumpkin Ridge and leaping into the regular-season Korn Ferry top 25.
On Sunday, he was three strokes from the lead on the back nine before bogeying the 13th, 16th and 17th holes and winding up with a 2-over 73 and 6-under 278 total, six back of the winner by two, Scottie Scheffler, who closed with a 67.
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