College notebook: Olbrich denied in both singles, doubles at Fall Championships
Linfield senior falls in both finals at USTA/ITA event
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Whitman College junior Alyssa Roberg denied Linfield College senior Abby Olbrich in both the singles and doubles championship matches at the USTA/ITA Pacific Northwest Fall Championships for women’s tennis Monday at Courthouse Tennis Club in Salem, Ore.
Olbrich, a Skyview High School graduate who also plays basketball for the Wildcats, fell to Roberg 6-2, 6-4 in the singles final. Robert and Courtney Lawless then won the doubles crown with a 7-6 (2), 6-4 win over Olbrich and Caroline Brigham.
Roberg and Lawless advance to the National Small College Tennis Championships later this month in Mobile, Ala.
Olbrich was the No. 1 seed in the singles bracket, but Roberg did not lose a set in the three-day tournament to claim the title.
“Abby is obviously a very good player, and she played well today, but Alyssa was definitely the better player today,” Whitman coach John Hein said in a press release. “Nearly every point was well played. One of the two players either hit a winner or forced the other to miss. There weren’t very many unforced errors.”
Roberg “just went out and won the match,” Hein said. “Abby certainly didn’t give her anything. It’s a credit to Abby that she found a way to get two games after Alyssa went up 5-2 in the second set.”
Robert and Lawless were the top seed in doubles.
Femling gets 14 kills in UP volleyball win
University of Portland junior middle blocker Rachel Femling recorded a career-high 14 kills in the Pilots’ 25-23, 20-25, 25-14, 21-25, 15-13 victory over the University of San Francisco on Saturday at the Chiles Center. The Prairie High School graduate put down five of her kills in the decisive fifth set, three of them in a span of four points as the Pilots overcame a 6-1 deficit.
“The way the fifth set was going early, it was really important for Rachel and Autumn (Wedan) to put away balls late,” coach Joe Houck said in a press release.
UP (7-10, 1-3 West Coast Conference) split a six-match homestand with the win.
Mozzochi’s career high not enough
Western Oregon quarterback Evan Mozzochi threw for a career-high 365 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, but the Wolves fell 51-35 at Abilene Christian.
The Columbia River High School graduate, a senior who began his collegiate career at Idaho State, was 20 of 36 without an interception. He threw scoring passes of 23, 73 and 14 yards to three different receivers. His 73-yard strike to Josh McFarland had the Wolves within 24-21 midway through the third quarter before the Wildcats took control.
WOU is 3-2, and unbeaten in three Great Northwest Athletic Conference games. Mozzochi is 79 of 142 on the season for 1,117 yards, with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.
Season-best 100 yards for Chang
Thiesen Chang had eight catches for a season-best 100 yards in Puget Sound’s 21-7 loss Saturday to Pacific Lutheran.
The Columbia River High School graduate, a sophomore receiver, has 28 catches for 302 yards for the Loggers (0-4, 0-1 Northwest Conference), with one touchdown reception in a season-best 10-catch game Sept. 7 against Sewanee. He was second on the team in receiving last year as a freshman.
Dodge leads SOU to road win at Menlo
Austin Dodge threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns in Southern Oregon’s 31-17 road win Saturday over Menlo College.
The redshirt freshman, a Skyview High School graduate and transfer from Central Washington, took over as starting quarterback in the third game of the season for the Raiders, who have won their last two games after an 0-3 start.
SPU’s Harold posts another shutout
Seattle Pacific sophomore goalkeeper Natalie Harold combined with senior Brooke Yokers on the Falcons’ sixth shutout victory of the season, a 4-0 victory over Northwest Nazarene on Saturday.
Harold, a Heritage High School graduate, has started all 10 matches this season for the Falcons (8-2, 5-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference), with almost 802 of the total 900 minutes played as the goalkeeper of record in all 10 matches. She has allowed five goals and has made 24 saves, with a save percentage of .828.
Harold’s twin sister Stephanie is a sophomore defender and has played in five games this season for the Falcons.
PLU’s Noll scores first goal of season
Pacific Lutheran University junior defender Greg Noll tallied his team’s second goal in a 5-2 home Northwest Conference men’s soccer victory over George Fox on Saturday, heading in a Surafel Wodajo corner kick.
The Columbia River High School graduate has started all 10 matches and leads the Lutes (2-8, 2-4 NWC) with 823 minutes played this season. Saturday’s goal was his first shot on goal of the season.
Heim leading SU’s newcomers
Travis Heim is leading the 14 newcomers on the Seattle University men’s soccer team this season with two goals and an assist. The freshman forward, a Ridgefield High School graduate, has started seven of eight games for the Redhawks (1-5-2).
He leads the team with five points, two for each goal and one for an assist, and is the only Redhawk with more than one goal this season.
• Junia Limage finished 27th and Kristina Cupp was 116th as Concordia’s women placed fourth in the gold division race at the Charles Bowles Invitational cross country meet Saturday in Salem, Ore.
Limage (Fort Vancouver High School) finished the 5-kilometer (3.1-miles) race in 18 minutes, 36.91 seconds. Cupp (Vancouver Christian High School) finished in 20:07.33.
In the 8-kilometer (5-mile) cardinal division men’s race, Portland’s Shane Geiger (Camas High School) was 41st in 25:36.47. In the gold division men’s race, Northwest University’s Matt Porter (Hockinson) was 55th in 25:43.53. Concordia’s Nick Wilson (Columbia River), running unattached, was 103rd in 26:34.02.
• Washington State sophomore Sarah Bobbe (Columbia River High School) placed 105th at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday in South Bend, Ind., finishing the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course in 18 minutes, 17 seconds. Allison Clark, also a sophomore and a CRHS graduate, was 146th in 18:38.
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