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Notes on Portland State football, college soccer and volleyball, golf and more

PSU football: Portland State will look to even its record at 2-2 and head into the Big Sky season with some major momentum when it takes on NAIA Eastern Oregon (0-2) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium. The Vikings beat NCAA Division II Simon Fraser 70-7 two weeks ago, then fell 45-10 last week at No. 20 Boise State.

Hops: Hillsboro is celebrating its third baseball title in seven years as a member of the Class A Northwest League. The Hops came through again this season, and won the NWL championship in the fifth and deciding game last week at the Tri-City Dust Devils. Hillsboro had the best regular-season record in the league (48-28), and beat Salem-Keizer 2-0 in the South Division playoffs.

College men's soccer: The Portland Pilots, coming off a 1-0 win Sunday at Wisconsin, are 3-2-1. They'll be at Merlo Field on Friday for a 7 p.m. game against Cal State Northridge.

College women's soccer: Portland fell to 2-2-2 with its 3-2 overtime loss Sunday at home to Seattle.

Oregon State climbed to 7-0-0 by downing Rice 1-0 in OT at Houston on Sunday. The Beavers will return to action in Corvallis against Idaho at 4 p.m. Thursday. Then comes the Beavers' Pac-12 opener, Sept. 28 at Washington State.

College volleyball: Portland (7-2 and winners of four in a row) will visit Portland State (3-6) at 7 p.m. Thursday, then play host to the Vikings at noon Saturday.

Women's golf: Turns out that this year's LPGA Cambia Portland Classic appearance by Norway's Suzann Pettersen was her last — and she probably wouldn't have it any other way. The 38-year-old, who won the Portland tourney in 2011 and 2013, sank an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the Solheim Cup last week to defeat 2018 Portland winner Marina Alex 1-up and give Europe a stunning team victory, 14.5-13.5, at Gleneagles, Scotland. After the dramatic finish, Pettersen announced her retirement from competitive golf.

PGA Tour: Former Jesuit High golfer Scott Harrington, 38, tied for 24th in the first tournament of the 2019-20 season, A Military Tribune at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.


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