MERCED, Calif. — Jessie Selby’s four-save shutout allowed the Southern Oregon women’s soccer team to come away with a result against UC Merced, settling for a 0-0 draw on Tuesday afternoon at Bobcat Field.
The Raiders (1-3-1 overall) stopped a two-game skid. The contest was the last on their non-conference roster — played exclusively on the road — and the first to end in a tie; overtime has been eliminated in the regular season in college football this year.
Selby’s shutout was the 15th of her career, putting her alone at No. 2 on SOU’s all-time list.
Despite the stellar work from her and the backline, the Raiders’ offensive issues persisted. They generated seven shots in total and four on target, including two from Baylee Touey, but were held back on two goals in their first five outings.
Goalkeeper Melody Martinez made all four saves for UC Merced (1-1-2).
COASTAL COLLEGIATE CLASSIC: At Gleneden Beach, Nathaniel Frink took fourth place in a field of 38 and Ricky Reisner finished tied for fifth to lead the Southern Oregon University golf team in its first competition, the Coastal Collegiate Classic, which s ended Tuesday at Salishan Golf Links.
The Raider men finished fifth out of six teams, racking up 966 hits over the three-inning event. Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) landed first with 909, and Oregon Tech took second place with 954 after gaining 14 strokes over SOU in the final round.
Frink had one of the most consistent weeks of anyone in the rankings – carding a 77 over par in Round 1, a 77 in Round 2 and a 78 in Round 3 to finish 22 over. He parried his last three holes after recording two birdies on the front nine.
Reisner finished 25 times after returning an 83 on Tuesday. Matt Forsyth (38+) is tied for 21st and Cruz Kilborn (45+) tied for 25th.
The Women Raider – who along with three competitors were short of being eligible to register a team score – were led by 12th-placed Thyra Altvatter in a field of 20. Altvatter used a strong final round to finish at 59-over, carding a 79 in round 3 – 12 shots better than she had shot in either of the first two rounds and tied with Oregon Tech medalist Payton Canon for Tuesday’s best score.
Bryn Lawson moved one stroke behind Altvatter into 13th and Carley Streitler was seven strokes behind Lawson in 15th.
Co-medalists on the men’s side were Cade Stubbs of Bushnell and Devon Caruso of LCSC, who finished 10 times.