NWSL playoffs set, Thorns to face Chicago or NJ/NY in semifinals
SUNDAY, OCT. 31
NWSL playoffs set —Â The No. 1 seed Portland Thorns will host either Chicago or NJ/NY Gotham FC at 2:30 p.m. PST on Nov. 14 in the National Women's Soccer League semifinals. That match at Providence Park will be carried by the CBS Sports Network. Chicago hosts Gotham FC at noon Nov. 7 in one first-round match. The other first-round match is North Carolina at Washington at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7.
OL Reign, which like Portland has a first-round bye, will host the Washington-North Carolina winner at noon on Nov. 14 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington.
The semifinal winners meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 20 in Louisville, Kentucky for the championship (CBS/KOIN)
College men's soccer — Mouhameth Thiam and Tskiki Ntsabeleng scored as No. 3-ranked Oregon State (11-1-2, 6-0-1 Pac-12) beat visiting California 2-0.
College women's soccer —Â Washington scored twice in the first 15 minutes and beat Oregon 3-1 at Eugene. The Ducks are 9-4-5, 4-4-2) heading into a Friday, Nov. 5 match at Oregon State. … The Beavers (11-7-0, 3-7-0) lost in overtime to visiting Washington State 3-2.
College volleyball — No. 17 Oregon beat visiting Colorado in five sets, winning the fifth set 19-17. Brooke Nuneviller had 25 kills for the Ducks (16-6, 7-5). … No. 19 Utah won 3-1 at Oregon State (3-19, 1-11).
College women's basketball —Â Freshman Esmeralda Morales had 30 points, 12 assists and six rebounds to lead Portland State past NAIA Multnomah 95-75 in an exhibition game at Viking Pavilion.
Kraken lose — Adam Fox broke a tie midway through the third period and the New York Rangers defeated Seattle 3-1 at Climate Pledge Arena. Jordan Eberle scored for Seattle (3-5-1), which outshot New York 32-18 but could only beat goalie Igor Shesterkin once. The Kraken play at Edmonton on Monday.
•Â Portland Winterhawk Seth Jarvis had an assist on the game-winning goal in his NHL debut as the Carolina Hurricanes beat Arizona 2-1 to remain unbeaten.
SATURDAY, OCT. 30
PSU volleyball wins —Â With a 3-1 win over first-place Weber State on Saturday, Portland State moved into a tie atop the Big Sky Conference. Both teams are 10-2 with four conference matches left.
College men's soccer — Portland and visiting Pacific played to a 1-1 draw. Sebastian Nava scored his third of the year for the Pilots.
College women's soccer — Nedya Sawan's 10th goal of the season lifted Portland to a 1-0 win at Loyola Marymount.
FRIDAY, OCT. 29
College cross country —The Portland men ran to third place at the WCC Championships in Concord, California. The No. 17 Pilots finished behind No. 7 BYU and No. 13 Gonzaga in the team standings. Zak Kirk (ninth place) and Stan Niesten (10th place) turned in first-team all-WCC runs.
The Portland women also finished third behind No. 3 BYU and Gonzaga. Anna Pataki (sixth place, all-WCC first team) and Laura Pellicoro (11th) led the way.
• A fourth-place finish from Katie Camarena led the Portland State women to a third-place team finish, both program bests for a Big Sky Championship meet. Camarena's time of 16:35.3 was a PSU record for the 5,000-meter distance.
Jordan McIntosh tied for the best finish by a PSU man at the conference meet, finishing 14th.
Portland State hosted the Big Sky Championships at Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro.
• At the Pac-12 Championships at Salt Lake City, Utah, the Oregon women placed third and the men fourth. Cooper Teare (second) and Aaron Bienenfeld (fifth) led the Duck men.
Salem native Kaylee Mitchell finished sixth in the women's race as Oregon State placed sixth as a team.
College volleyball — No. 19 Utah swept No. 17 Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena, the fourth loss in five matches for the struggling Ducks. … Grace Massey (Jesuit High) became Oregon State's career digs leader in the Beavers' 3-1 loss to visiting Colorado.
College men's basketball — Menlo College beat Warner Pacific 87-78 in the Knights' season opener at Vallejo, California.
THURSDAY, OCT. 28
College women's basketball — The 10th-ranked Oregon women beat Saint Martin's 93-26 in an exhibition game. Te-Hina Paopao led the way with 22 points and USC transfer Endyia Rogers added 17 as the Ducks routed the Division II Saints at Matthew Knight Arena.
Four members of Oregon's 2019-20 Pac-12 championship team — Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally, Ruthy Hebard (fresh off a WNBA championship with Chicago) and Minyon Moore — were on hand and recognized at center court.
• Oregon sophomore forward Nyara Sabally was one of 20 players named to the preseason watch list for the Katrina McClain Award given to the country's top power forward.
• Grant High grad Khiarica Rasheed, a graduate student at Northern Arizona, was one of six players named to the Big Sky preseason all-conference team. Another player from the region, Washougal, Washington native Beyonce Bea, an Idaho junior, was voted preseason MVP.
Blazers' historian dies — The Portland Trail Blazers announced that team historian and archivist Chuck Charnquist has died. Charnquist was with the Blazers since the team's first season in 1970, when he was hired to run the team's first rookie camp.
Known for his kindness, Charnquist's roles with the Blazers included managing the stats crew and media room, writing game notes and for many years producing the team's media guide. In 2013, a media workroom at Moda Center was named the Chuck Charnquist Resource Room.
Winterhawks on TV — The Portland Winterhawks have announced 10 games that will be televised on KRCW (Comcast channel 3/703):
Spokane at Portland , 6 p.m. Dec. 11; Seattle at Portland, 5 p.m. Dec. 31; Portland at Seattle, 7 p.m. Jan. 14; Seattle at Portland, 6 p.m., Jan. 22; Portland at Seattle, 6 p.m. Jan. 29; Portland at Spokane, 7 p.m. Feb. 5; Seattle at Portland, 6 p.m. Feb. 19; Portland at Seattle, 7 p.m. March 11; Portland at Seattle, 6 p.m. March 19; Seattle at Portland, 6 p.m. April 22.
Kraken win — Goalie Philipp Grubauer made 31 saves — 16 in the third-period — to protect a one-goal lead before two empty-net goals sealed a 4-1 win over Minnesota at Seattle. Haydn Fleury scored his first two goals for Seattle, including the go-ahead goal midway through the second period.
College volleyball — Portland State swept visiting Idaho 25-22, 25-19 and 25-19 to improve to 9-2 in the Big Sky. The second-place Vikings host first-place Weber State at 7 p.m. Saturday. … Portland won the first set at Saint Mary's but lost 3-1.
College men's soccer — Third-ranked Oregon State beat visiting Stanford 1-0 on a second-half goal from Tyrone Mondi. The eighth shutout of the season improves the Beavers to 10-1-2 (5-0-1 Pac-12).
College women's soccer — An 89th-minute goal by Elyse Bennett lifted Washington State to a 1-0 win at Oregon. … A 78th-minute goal from a corner kick lifted Washington to a 2-1 win at Oregon State.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27
College men's soccer — Gurman Sangha, Ben Ortiz, Luke Hendel and Jacob Babalai scored for the Portland Pilots in a 4-1 win over Gonzaga in WCC play at Merlo Field. Portland improved to 8-5-0, 3-1 in conference play. Ortiz took a long pass from R,J, Strech and broke a 1-1 tie just before halftime and the Pilots put away the win with goals in the 77th and 79th minutes. Portland is back at home at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 for a match against the Pacific Tigers.
Jonathan Smith up for award — Oregon State football coach Jonathan Smith is one of 21 head coaches on the American Heart Association's Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award watch list.
PSU's Bennett on watch list — Portland State freshman wide receiver Nate Bennett is one of 22 true and redshirt freshmen named to the 2021 Jerry Rice Award watch list. The Jerry Rice Award, which is presented to the national freshman of the year at the FCS level.
TUESDAY, OCT. 26
College men's soccer — Oregon State (9-1-2) is up to No. 3 this week in the United Soccer Coaches rankings. The Beavers beat then top-ranked Washington 3-2 on Oct. 22 in Seattle. The Huskies fell to No. 4 in the rankings. Georgetown is ranked No. 1 and Marshall No. 2. Oregon State is home at 5 p.m. Thursday against Stanford and 3 p.m. Sunday against California.
Women's soccer — Portland Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan scored the first goal in a 6-0 win over South Korea in the final match of 2021 for the U.S. Women's National Team. The match was the final international game for retiring Carli Lloyd.
Kraken win — Seattle scored its first win at Climate Pledge Arena, beating the Montreal Canadiens 5-1. Brandon Tanev scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season, including the goal that put the Kraken up 2-1 15:08 into the first period. Yanni Gourde made it 3-1 with a nifty move 6:56 into the second period. Jordan Eberle opened the scoring with his first of the season 1:02 into the game. Ryan Donato finished it with a breakaway goal early in the third period.
Seattle (2-4-1, 5 points) continues its initial home stand with a 7 p.m. Thursday visit from the Minnesota Wild (ROOT Sports).
Before Tuesday's game, a banner was unveiled celebrating the 1917 Seattle Metropolitans Stanley Cup championship, won by beating the Canadiens.
College football — It was a good week for recognition for Ducks and Beavers after the Oregon win at UCLA and the Oregon State win over Utah. The list:
Kayvon Thibodeaux was collected national player-of-the-week recognition from the Bednarik Award, the Bronco Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week and the Lott IMPACT Trophy. He also was the Pac-12's defensive lineman of the week and the defensive player of the week after his nine-tackle (eight solo), two-sack performance at UCLA.
Noah Sewell was named the Pac-12 footbll freshman of the week for the second week in a row for his nine tackles (six solo) at UCLA.
Verone McKinley III is one of 12 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the best defensive back in the country.
Nous Keobounnam, a Centennial High grad, was named the Pac-12 offensive lineman of the week after helping the Beavers rush for 260 yards against Utah.
B.J. Baylor won the Pac-12 offensive player of the week for the second time this season after rushing for 152 yards against Utah, the first back this season to go for more than 100 yards against the Utes.
Luke Musgrave was named Pac-12 special teams player of the week for his blocked punt against Utah, which he picked up and took for a touchdown.
College women's basketball — Oregon guard Sydney Parrish is one of 20 players named to the preseason watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, which honors the nation's top shooting guard. As a freshman last season, Parrish played in 23 games, averaging six points and 2.7 rebounds and hit one-third of her 3-pointers. Parrish joins point guard Te-Hina Paopao on a preseason national award watch list.
The 10th-ranked Ducks play the first of two exhibition games at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 against Saint Martin's in Eugene.
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