Eastern Oregon 3, Multnomah 0: Amanda Miller led the way with 12 kills, Madisen Garlie had seven blocks, and the No. 13 Eastern Oregon volleyball team won its home opener over Multnomah, 25-15, 25-16, 25-13, Friday night in Cascade Collegiate Conference play at Quinn Coliseum.
Hailee Ackerman added eight kills to aid a balanced attack for the Mountaineers, who got back on track following a loss last Saturday at Oregon Tech. Isabelle Statkus added five kills and Garlie chipped in four.
The defense, along with Garlie at the net, was also stout. Statkus, Emily Nay and Megan Bunn each added three block assists. Malia Mills anchored the back line with 12 digs, and added four aces. Madison Pilon dished out 15 assists and had nine digs, and Kiley McMurtrey contributed eight digs.
The defense held the Lions to a minus-0.073 attack percentage, as Multnomah had just 20 kills as a team and 27 errors. Miranda Halverson led the Lions with six kills.
Eastern pulled away midway through the first set after the teams battled to an early 5-all tie. Miller had four kills in the set while Ackerman and Statkus each had three.
Mills served up three aces during a 10-0 run to start the second set, which also saw the Mountaineers record five blocks. Multnomah never got closer than six points the rest of the way.
An 11-0 run early in the final set, capped by a Nay kill, staked EOU to a 12-3 lead, and the Mountaineers poured it on from there.
Eastern (8-4 overall, 2-1 CCC) hosts Warner Pacific Saturday.
Women's College Soccer
EOU 0, Puget Sound 0, 2OT: The Eastern Oregon women’s soccer team outshot Puget Sound 18-8, but couldn’t find the back of the net as the Mountaineers settled for a scoreless tie Friday afternoon in nonleague action in Tacoma, Washington.
The Mountaineers outshot Puget Sound in both halves and in the first overtime period. Both teams registered one shot in the second OT stanza. EOU, though, couldn’t get past Loggers keeper Jamie Lange, who recorded 10 saves.
Val Gaffney stopped all three of Puget Sound’s shots on goal.
EOU was the aggressor most of the afternoon. The Mountaineers had eight shots, including three shots on goal, in the first half.
EOU started the second half strong, getting three more shots on goal in the first nine minutes of the half. Each, however, was stopped by Lange.
The Puget Sound goalkeeper recorded her seventh save in the 84th minute.
EOU’s best chance, though, may have come just moments later, but an attempt by Camie Edgington to break the tie caromed off the crossbar.
Yasmin Mookerdum saw three shots turned away by Lange in the overtime periods, including one with eight minutes to play. Gaffney kept the score tied with a save of her own on a Tayla MacPherson shot with just two minutes to play.
EOU (1-1-1 overall) stays in Tacoma to play Pacific Lutheran Saturday.
Riverside 8, Union 6: In the only game featuring a Union County football team to not get its game rescheduled or canceled, the Bobcats found the end zone just once as they dropped to 0-2 on the season.
Union hosts Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii Friday.
Joseph 3, Cove 1: The Eagles, fresh off a win Thursday over Imbler, opened Old Oregon League play on the right foot with a 25-19, 31-29, 15-25, 25-22 home win over Cove.
The win, Joseph’s fourth in a row, moved the Eagles to 7-6 overall, their first time above .500 this year.
Cove fell after winning its OOL opener Thursday.
Joseph (7-6, 1-0), visits Nixyaawii Saturday, while Cove (3-4, 1-1) is at the Helix Tournament.
Powder Valley 3, Elgin 0: The Badgers had little trouble in a 25-15, 25-13, 25-14 win at Elgin, the team’s third win in four matches.
Powder Valley (5-8 overall) plays at the Helix Tournament Saturday. Elgin (1-3), which was coming off a split Thursday at a 3-way at McLoughlin, hosts Umatilla Tuesday.
Pilot Rock 3, Enterprise 1: The Outlaws couldn’t keep the momentum after winning the first set, and ultimately fell on the road to the Rockets, 21-25, 25-13, 25-18, 25-12.
Enterprise (1-6 overall) visits Stanfield Saturday.
For complete results, see the Sept. 11 edition of The Observer.