Ducks gain tie in Pac-10 match.
Oregon dearly wanted to record its first Pac-10 Conference victory of the women's soccer season Friday night, but they settled for their first tie.
Kami Kapaku scored a team-leading third goal of the season to help the Ducks (0-3-1 Pac-10) draw even with Washington State 1-1 at Pape Field.
The Cougars (2-2-1) took the lead at the 3:06 mark of the first half on a nifty one-on-one move by Alix Rustrum. She faked Oregon goalkeeper Domenique Lainez into a slide seven yards out on the left side of the goal, the scored from six yards wide left.
Just before the half, Oregon took advantage of a WSU defender's missed play deep in their territory. Kapaku, from Wailuku, Hawaii, got the ball and went wide right around the charging keeper before she circled back toward the center to poke in a seven-yarder.
The Ducks host Washington at 1 p.m. Sunday at Pape Field.
Gamble's goal gives
Huskies edge over OSU
CORVALLIS - Nikki Gamble scored in the fourth minute of the second overtime Friday to lead Washington to a 3-2 women's soccer victory over Oregon State.
Jodie Taylor scored twice to give the Beavers a 2-1 lead in the 68th minute. But the Huskies' Kim scored in the 87th minute to force the overtime.
Taylor now has 13 goals this season for the Beavers (7-8 overall, 1-3 Pac-10). Washington (11-3-1, 2-2-1) had a 31-5 edge in shots.
USC sweeps Ducks
in Pac-10 volleyball
Two-time defending national champion USC maintained a balanced offense to defeat Oregon 30-19, 30-12, 30-27 in front of 709 fans at McArthur Court on Friday.
The Ducks (9-10, 1-8) fell below .500 for the first time all season.
USC's Bibiana Candelas and Keao Burdine led all players with 15 kills each. Candelas also had two solo blocks and five block assists in the match.
The Ducks were led by junior outside hitter Kelly Russell's eight kills, while senior libero Katie O'Neil added a match-high 18 digs.
"I was pleased with our attackers tonight," Oregon coach Carl Ferreira said. "Offensively, I thought we had a much better performance than we did against UCLA."
UCLA rally stops
OSU's upset bid
CORVALLIS - Four Oregon State players reached double figures in kills, but No. 12 UCLA rallied to beat the Beavers 23-30, 30-25, 27-30, 30-24, 15-7 on Friday in Pac-10 Conference volleyball.
Allison Lawrence added a team-best 18 kills and season-high 23 digs, and Amanda Eggert had a season-best 13 kills for the Beavers. Katelyn Healy added a career-high 16 kills and freshman Kristin Murray had 12 kills.
UCLA had four players reach double figures in kills, led by Brynn Murphy's 21.
After winning two of the first three games, OSU (8-10 overall, 2-7 Pac-10) appeared to have most of the momentum, but the Bruins (13-5, 6-3) rallied behind the serve of Becky Green. With the score knotted at 19 in game four, Green served seven straight points for UCLA to put the game out of reach.
Bandon Dunes is site
of Big Ten/Pac-10 tourney
BANDON - Many of the best men's college golfers in the nation will take on the heralded Bandon Dunes course on Monday and Tuesday in the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge.
The event, the first collegiate event at the course rated as one of the best public courses in the nation, will draw five teams ranked in the top 25: No. 10 USC, No. 17 Arizona State, No. 19 UCLA, No. 20 Minnesota and No. 21 Purdue.
Teams will play 36 holes Monday and 18 on Tuesday on the par-72, 6,980-yard Bandon Dunes course. Play both days will begin at 8 a.m.
In addition to usual tournament scoring (in which teams play five golfers and count the low four scores), the conference challenge winner will be determined by counting a league's six best team scores from each round.
"This is a unique event that has a chance to develop into something really special," said Oregon coach Steve Nosler, whose team will serve as the tournament host. "I hope we get a little cooperation from the weather so that the teams enjoy the experience."
Other teams in the field will be Arizona, California, Washington, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern and Penn State.
The public is welcome, and there is no admission.
Rannow wins easily
on his home course
FLORENCE - Bob Rannow put his knowledge of his home course to good use Friday when he won the professional division of the 2004 Coast Open, an Oregon PGA event at Sandpines Golf Links.
Rannow shot a 138 for a five-shot advantage over Scott Krieger of Broadmoor Golf Club. Vance Lynch of Shadow Hills Country Club was third at 144.
Jay Poletiek won the amateur gross division with a 146, and Mischele Friberg won the amateur net at 137.
Beavers set for first
home meet of season
CORVALLIS - Oregon State will host the first college running event in Corvallis since 1988 when the Oregon State Track Club Invitational cross country race takes place today.
The race will start at 9:30 a.m. in Avery Park and be part of the OSU Homecoming weekend. The last college meet in Corvallis was the Beaver Twilight Meet on May 26, 1988, just before OSU dropped track and field.
Most of OSU's top runners will take the day off as they prepare for next Saturday's Pac-10 Championships in San Francisco.