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Ducks halt Denver's lacrosse win streak.

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DENVER - Alex Breiner scored four goals and Catherine Davidson added three as Oregon handed Denver its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation loss in nearly three years with an 11-9 victory over the Pioneers on Saturday.

Davidson had three of the Ducks' five goals in the second half to help build an 11-7 lead, and goalie Anna Poponyak made 11 saves as Oregon posted its first win over Denver in seven meetings.

Ilsa van den Berg added two goals for the Ducks (9-3, 3-1), who won for the eighth time in their last nine games.

Jess Drummond and Alicia Burkhart also scored for Oregon, which hosts Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

OSU gymnasts earn fourth NCAA championship berth

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Oregon State qualified for the NCAA national gymnastics championships for the fourth straight year and Mandi Rodriguez won the individual title in the floor exercise at the NCAA Central Regional on Saturday.

The Beavers, ranked eighth, finished second with 196.800 points. LSU won the regional title with 196.875 points.

Nebraska will host the NCAA meet on April 16-18.

Rodriguez also tied for first in the vault on the meet's final rotation with a personal best of 9.950. With her winning 9.925 in the floor exercise, Rodriguez also finished as OSU's all-around leader at 39.350.

Jami Lanz, a junior out of Churchill High School, led the Beavers' fifth-ranked beam team with a 9.875 and was second for OSU in both the floor exercise (9.900) and the all-around (39.300).

Lane pole vaulters shine at Willamette Invitational

SALEM - Lane pole vaulters Scott Elliott and Mary Vaughan won their respective events to highlight the Titans' performance at the 51-team Willamette Invitational track and field meet on Saturday.

Elliott, a freshman from Crook County, cleared 14 feet, 11 inches to finish first, and Vaughan, a sophomore from Newport, went 10-6 to claim the women's event.

Trent Davis, a freshman from Springfield High School, had a winning long jump of 22-8 for Lane's other men's victory. Chris Bellitt, a sophomore from Churchill High, was second in the discus (148-7), and Tyler Lindgren took third in the hammer (174-5).

The Titans' other women's winner was Kim Wilson in the triple jump (36-53/4). Tauni Powell, a freshman from Thurston High, also placed second in the javelin (144-8).

UO women slide to 15th?at ASU golf invitational

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Oregon women's golf team shot the worst round of the tournament Saturday to fall into 15th place at the 17-team ASU Invitational.

The Ducks had a 34-over-par 322 in the second round for a 46-over 622 total that left them 37 shots behind top-ranked Arizona State.

Ashley Edwards shot a 7-over 79 and was the only player to break 80 for the Ducks, who had to count 81s from Cathryn Bristow, Felicia Eastick and Kendra Little. Eastick and Little are tied for 47th at 11-over 155, 16 shots behind USC's Lizette Salas.

OSU women up to second at Rebel golf tournament

OXFORD, Miss - Oregon State's women's golf team had the second-best score of the day to move into second place at the Rebel Intercollegiate tournament at the Country Club of Oxford.

The Beavers had a 9-over 297 in the second round for a 32-over 608 total. Tulane has the lead at 595.

Oregon State's Cara Freeman (73) and Whitney French (72) are tied for fourth place at 5-over 149, three shots behind Dori Carter of Mississippi.

Laughlin leads Raiders to softball sweep of Beacons

ASHLAND - Southern Oregon's Meghan Laughlin drove in six runs in a 7-2, 10-1 sweep of Northwest Christian in a Cascade Collegiate Conference softball doubleheader on Saturday.

Britanny Robles had three hits and an RBI in the first game for the Beacons (6-7, 1-5 CCC), and she added two more hits in the nightcap.

UO women beat PSU, men lose to USC in tennis

Oregon evened its women's tennis record at 9-9 Saturday by beating Portland State 7-0 at the UO Student Tennis Center.

Carmen Seremeta, Pavlina Smatova, Ana Cecilia Olivos, Madelie Janse van Rensburg and Claudia Hirt won their singles matches in straight sets for the Ducks.

In Los Angeles, Oregon's Alexander Cornelissen pushed his match to a third set before falling in singles play as the Ducks dropped a 7-0 men's decision to No. 6 USC.

Titans split baseball pair with Cougars by 5-1 scores

Lane Community College split a pair of 5-1 verdicts against visiting Clackamas in a baseball doubleheader on Saturday.

Matt Bellando and three relievers scattered 10 hits, and Kevin Shepherd and John Miles doubled in the Titans' opening-game victory.

In the second game, Shepherd had his 19-game hitting streak snapped, and Isaiah Ferrer homered in the Cougars' win.
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Title Annotation:Regional Roundup
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Apr 5, 2009
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