Raiders close out home schedule with win

ASHLAND — The Southern Oregon University women's soccer team closed out its regular-season home schedule with a 1-0 Cascade Collegiate Conference women's soccer victory over Eastern Oregon Monday.

With the win, the Raiders improve to 10-5-1 overall this season and 6-1 in conference play. Eastern Oregon falls to 3-9-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the CCC.

The Raiders controlled the ball throughout the first half, outshooting the Mountaineers 11-0 in the opening period, but Chantal Schefers came up with three saves to help EOU maintain a scoreless tie at halftime.

Southern Oregon finally broke through early in the second half, when Denise Powell dribbled away from a defender about 20 yards away from the goal and shot from the right side to put SOU up 1-0 in the 50th minute. The Raiders had chances to add to their lead and the Mountaineers had a couple shots at tying the score, but Powell's goal held up as the game-winner for SOU.

Schefers picked up seven saves in the match to go with the one goal allowed in 90 minutes of play. Jessica Kuehlwein went the distance in goal for the Raiders to earn the shutout, saving two shots on goal in the process.

Southern Oregon will head to Washington for the final two matches of the regular season, playing at Evergreen and Northwest this week. The Raiders will take on Evergreen on Saturday.

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