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CORVALLIS - Top-ranked Indiana found all it could handle in Oregon State at the four-team Diadora Classic as the Beavers jumped to a 2-0 lead before settling for a 2-2 men's soccer tie on Saturday at Lorenz Field.


Based on goal differential for the weekend's game, the Hoosiers (4-0-2) were declared the tournament winners, but not before the Beavers (2-2-3) became the first team to score twice on the two-time defending NCAA champions this year.

OSU scored first in the 30th minute when Ryan Johnson beat the Indiana goalie to Alex Asai's long free kick and recorded his first goal of the season. Early in the second half, Alex Christensen headed in Brett Gardner's corner kick for a 2-0 lead.

Indiana came back less than four minutes later with its first goal on Jacob Peterson's fifth score of the season.

In the 75th minute, OSU had a chance to take control on Nick Webb's penalty kick, but it was stopped by Hoosier goalie Chris Munroe. It was the second weekend in a row that a missed penalty kick hurt the Beavers.

Indiana tied the score on Lee Nguyen's goal in the 83rd minute. OSU defender Packy Deenihan spoiled the Hoosiers' two best scoring chances in the final minutes of overtime.

Oregon tops Bulldogs in nonconference volleyball

FRESNO, Calif. - Oregon improved on its best volleyball start in 32 years with a 3-1 victory over Fresno State on Saturday, the Ducks' second win over the Bulldogs in as many nights.

After dropping a 38-36 endurance test in the first game, Oregon (10-1) finished off FSU by scores of 30-21, 30-24 and 30-19. The last time the Ducks started a season with 10 wins in its first 11 games was in 1973 when Oregon was 10-0-1.

Freshman libero Katie Swoboda had a season-high 31 digs, and junior Kristen Bitter had her second strong match in as many nights, hammering home 16 kills and hitting a match-high .393 to pace the Ducks.

Senior Kelly Russell recorded her second consecutive double-double with 15 kills and 15 digs. Freshman Mira Djuric led the Ducks with 19 kills to go with three solo blocks.

First-year OSU coach

gets initial win at home

CORVALLIS - Oregon State volleyball coach Taras Liskevych notched his first victory in Gill Coliseum when his Beavers took a five-game marathon from the University of British Columbia on Saturday.

Brittany Cahoon's career-high 25 kills led OSU to its 28-30, 30-23, 30-21, 21-30, 15-11 victory over the Canadian national runner-up squad in a contest that lasted two hours, 24 minutes.

Abby Windell added 14 kills and Taylor Studzinski led the Beavers with 11 digs.

Beavers place sixth

at Sundodger Invitational

SEATTLE - Oregon State cross country team finished sixth among 13 teams at the 14th annual Sundodger Invitational women's cross country meet on Saturday.

Junior Ashley Younce placed eighth in a 131-runner field by covering the 6,000-meter course in 21:25, a 22-second improvement over her time at last year's meet. Sophomore Kaitlin Poggi was next for OSU in 39th with a time of 22:36.

SWOCC tops Crusaders

in college volleyball

Shauna Robinson had 15 kills and two blocks and Casey Peterson contributed 16 digs for Northwest Christian College (1-4) as the host Crusaders fell 28-30, 30-18, 30-16, 30-18 to Southwestern Oregon Community College (12-2) in a college volleyball match on Saturday.

Lane women's soccer

falls to Lower Columbia

LONGVIEW, Wash. - Lane Community College's women's soccer team slipped to 1-5-1 on the season with a 1-0 loss to Lower Columbia Community College on Saturday.

Generals ice Pioneers again in junior hockey

The Eugene Generals scored once in each period en route to a 3-1 victory over the Fort Vancouver Pioneers in Northern Pacific Hockey League play Saturday night at Lane County Ice.

The visitors scored first on Jake O'Neal's goal at 14:30 of the first period before Stephen Leypoldt answered for Eugene at the 18:49 mark.

Ben Tikka put the Generals up for good with a power-play goal at 18:29 of the second period. Garrett Bossert closed out the scoring with a goal at 16:52 of the final period.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Sep 18, 2005
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