Tri-City thumps Hops, ties NWL series
Tri-City 9, HILLSBORO 1
Game 2 of the Northwest League championship series was over early.
The Dust Devils scored six times in the top of the first inning, highlighted by a Jonny Homza grand slam, in tying the best-of-five series 1-1.
Games 3, 4 and if necessary Game 5 will be at Tri-City and begin at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hillsboro starter Blake Walston gave up only one hit, but two walks, a hit-batsman and a Hops error set up a comfortable night for the visitors.
A two-out single by Dominic Canzone in the bottom of the first brought home the only run for Hillsboro.
A day after a dramatic ninth-inning home run won the series opener for Hillsboro, three Tri-City pitchers limited the Hops to three singles.
Seven Hillsboro pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts. But seven walks and five Hops errors helped the Dust Devils win easily with five hits.
Oregon has moved up one spot to 15th in the Associated Press rankings and climbed one spot to 16th in the Amway Coaches Poll.
The AP has a top five of Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Oklahoma.
Other Pac-12 teams in the top 25 are Utah at No. 11, Washington State at No. 20, Washington at No. 23 and USC at No. 24.
The coaches have Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and LSU as their top five.
Utah is No. 12, WSU No. 20, UW No. 21 and USC No. 24.
Orange County 2, PORTLAND 1
Foster Langsdorf scored his seventh goal of the season for Portland, but T2 fell to Orange County SC in United Soccer League Championship action at Providence Park.
Portland is 9-10-8 (35 points), 12th in the Western Conference. Orange County is 10-8-9 (39), fifth in the West.
Michael Seaton and Darwin Jones combined for the two Orange County goals. Seaton opened the scoring in the 35th minute from a Jones assist. Jones doubled the visitors' lead with a Seaton assist in the 54th minute.
Langsdorf put Portland on the board in the 59th minute, turning a ball from Gio Calixtro into the goal after Calixtro controlled a rebound off a save from goalkeeper Frederick Due of a Cristian Ojeda shot.
T2 had three looks at a tying goal, but attempts from Nathan Smith, Langsdorf with a header and Ojeda with a late free kick.
T2 goalkeeper Jake Leeker made five saves.
Next for T2 is a Sept. 14 noon road match against Real Monarchs SLC.
COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER
PORTLAND 6, Davidson 0
Six players scored as the Pilots rolled past the visiting Wildcats at Merlo Field.
Portland improved to 2-1-1. Davidson is 1-2-0.
The Pilots led 2-0 less than 13 minutes into the match. Luke Hendel converted a penalty kick in the third minute, and Gio Magana-Rivera scored his second goal of the season in the 13th minute with a Ben Ortiz assist.
Forward Alejandro Pereira made the score 3-0 in the 41st minute.
In the second half, Reyes scored his first goal from an R.J. Stretch assist. Central defender Brian O'Hara scored from close range off of a set piece in the 64th minute. Caua Soares capped the scoring in the 83rd minute.
Josh Lagudah made his first start in goal and had two saves for Portland.
Next for the Pilots is their first road game of the season, a Thursday visit to Seattle University.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER
PORTLAND 2, Denver 1
Goals from Kimberly Hazlett and MJ Roe lifted the Pilots to the win in their home opener at Merlo Field.
Hazlett connected with a cross from Taryn Ries for her first goal of the season, tying the match at 1-1 in the ninth minute. Denver had taken a 1-0 lead with an own goal in the fourth minute.
The freshman Roe scored her first career goal early in the second half, collecting a through ball from Ries.
The Pilots are 2-1-1. The Pioneers are 3-2-1.
Portland goalkeeper Jenny Wahlen made two saves, and center back Olivia Dendinger blocked a shot in the 66th minute.
The Pilots will play at 7 p.m. Friday at Oregon.
OREGON STATE 3, UC Davis 0
Paula Leblic, Mckenzie Weinert and Abby Schwartz each scored her first goals of the season as the Beavers improved to 5-0-0 with the win at Paul Lorenz Field in Corvallis.
Schwartz and Weinert also had assists in the game.
Bridgette Skiba made two saves in the shutout win.
UC Davis is 3-2.
Oregon State travels to Houston for games Thursday against the Cougars and on Sunday against Rice.
Oregon 3, FURMAN 2
Zoe Hasenauer scored from about 30 yards in the 86th minute to lift the Ducks to the win in Columbia, South Carolina.
Oregon is 3-1-2, Furman is 4-2.
Oregon led 2-0 less than 10 minutes into the match on goals from Jordan Wormdahl and Ally Cook, both assisted by Sakura Yoshida.
Furman scored in the 45th minute and tied it in the 67th minute before Hasnauer's second goal of the season won it.
New Mexico 2, PORTLAND STATE 1
At Hillsboro Stadium, Rilee Castilla scored for the Vikings in the 54th minute, but the Lobos took the lead four minutes later on their second goal of the second half.
PSU is 0-5-0. New Mexico is 2-3-0.
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