ASHLAND — After setting Southern Oregon’s single-game points record last week at Walla Walla (Wash.), Raider freshman Noah Addie dropped in his most significant goal yet Saturday against Northwest Christian.
Addie headed in the first game-winner of his career in the 56th minute, and Yan Pessoa de Oliveira tacked on another converted header in the 82nd as SOU took a 2-0 decision off the Beacons and extended the longest winning streak in team history to eight games at Raider Stadium.
The Raiders (8-2 overall, 5-0 Cascade Conference) set up perhaps the biggest game left on their regular-season schedule at 1:30 p.m. today against No. 18-ranked Corban, which will come in tied with SOU for first place.
In their sixth shutout during the streak, the Raiders’ offense was produced courtesy of assists from juniors Gonzalo Garcia and Zac Hansen. Garcia sent a liner from just inside the left corner for Addie’s point-blank header — his fifth goal of the season — and Hansen got his assist on a throw-in just above the right corner that led Pessoa de Oliveira right in front of the goal.
Wyatt Zabinski needed to make three saves for his fifth solo shutout of the year. He faced seven shots compared to the 15 directed at NCU’s Julian Hernandez.
The win was SOU’s 10th in a row at Raider Stadium since the start of last season and the fourth of 2018. The Raiders have given up goals in just two of those games.
The Beacons dropped to 2-6-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the CCC.
SOU will be shooting for its first-ever regular-season win against Corban. The teams matched up in last year’s CCC tournament championship, a 2-1 Raiders victory.
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE 8, ROGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 0: The visiting Panthers fired off 30 shots in the game and scored four goals in each half to win big.
The Ospreys remained winless at 0-6-1 overall, 0-5 in the Northwest Athletic Conference. PCC improved to 4-3-1 and 3-1-1.
SOUTHERN OREGON 1, NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN 1, 2OT: At Ashland, Misty Martinez put Southern Oregon in front in the 38th minute, but the Raiders were marred by missed chances the rest of the way and settled for a draw after two overtime sessions at Raider Stadium.
Sierra Coloma accounted for the equalizer in the 66th minute that made the Beacons 1-3-1 overall and 2-6-1 in the Cascade Conference. SOU went to 4-2-2 and 2-1-1 despite a 21-10 advantage in shots.
Martinez’s goal, a five-yard, centered shot on one touch, was set up by an on-the-money pass from Maddie Casey on the right side. It was her second of the season.
Casey’s stellar performance was nearly upgraded by a deep shot that struck the left post in the second half, ultimately typifying SOU’s frustrations. After outshooting the Beacons 10-1 in the first half, NCU keeper Katie Hastings made four of her six saves in the second.
Coloma capitalized. After a Raider and a Beacon collided just outside the box on the right side, the ball slipped backed to her and she fired a 20-yard bullet that slipped over keeper Jessie Selby’s hands.
SOUTHERN OREGON 3, CORBAN 2: At Ashland, Southern Oregon pulled out a five-set win to keep its hold on first place in the Cascade Conference standings.
SOU has already defeated second-place Eastern Oregon and third-place College of Idaho in tiebreaker fashion, and now it has done the same to Corban — 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-12 — which started the night in fourth place. The Raiders (17-1 overall, 10-1 CCC) are still perfect at home, though they had to withstand a momentum-crushing fourth set and shrug off a 7-4 disadvantage in the fifth to stay that way.
Junior right-side Taylor Ristvedt had 17 kills, including three in the tiebreaker. Sophomore middle Makayla Hoyt had 16 kills on 26 attacks and senior Malie Rube, who only recently joined the starting lineup, put forth her best night of the season with 13 kills on 25 swings.
Tied 11-11 in the fifth, Ristvedt painted the back line for a kill and Hannah Bogatin followed with an ace. Corban’s Adriana Aguayo cut the deficit to one with her own kill, but Rube answered and a Corban attacking error gave the Raiders their 15th point.
Bogatin also stepped up with season-highs of 23 assists, 9 digs and four aces to complement Natalie James’ 33 assists and seven digs. They led the Raiders to a .308 attack compared to Corban’s .253 clip.