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Cailin Koupal and Taylor Boyer both scored goals, Cydni Cottrell recorded another shutout and Eastern Oregon ran its winning streak to seven in a row with a 2-0 win over Warner Pacific Saturday night in Cascade Collegiate Conference play.

Koupal scored the difference-making goal, her first of the season, in the 34th minute to give the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead at the half. Boyer added her fourth goal in three games in the 87th minute for the final margin.

The EOU defense, which recorded its fifth shutout in six games, didn’t allow a shot by the Knights in the first half, an only gave up five for the game. Cottrell stopped the only two shots on goal.

Eastern (8-2-1 overall, 7-0-0 CCC) travels to College of Idaho Friday.

Men blank WPC, Multnomah

Julian Wells recorded a hat trick leading Eastern Oregon to a 4-0 victory over Warner Pacific late Saturday night to complete a perfect weekend of Cascade Collegiate

Wells scored in the fifth and 35th minutes to give EOU a 2-0 halftime lead, then completed the hat trick in the 59th minute. Aldo Rivas added the game’s final goal in the 64th minute. Alex Gutierrez recorded assists on two of the four goals. Alex Mitchell recorded three saves in net.

Chavez scores lone goal: Jorge Chavez put home a penalty kick in the first half, and the Eastern Oregon men’s soccer team made the lead stand up for a 1-0 victory over Multnomah.

EOU controlled the matchup, outshooting the Lions 20-5, and 8-3 on goal, but only converted on the Chavez penalty kick in the 22nd minute. Mitchell recorded three saves in goal to preserve the shutout.

The Mountaineers (7-5-1 overall, 4-4-1 CCC) travel to College of Idaho Friday.

Netters top Lions, Knights

Amanda Miller had 13 kills to add to her all-time career-leading total at Eastern Oregon, and the Mountaineers swept Multnomah Saturday in Cascade Collegiate Conference play, 25-17, 27-25, 25-12.

The Mountaineers also moved into first place in the CCC after Corban was upset on the road by Northwest Saturday.

Megan Bunn added 11 kills and Hailee Ackerman recorded eight for EOU. Amy Arnzen chipped in with six kills.

Madison Pilon led a trio of setters with 14 assists. Sarah Carpenter added 13 and Abby Smith had 12. Kiley McMurtrey had 19 digs to lead the defensive back line, Malia Mills had 14 and Aspen Christiansen recorded 10.

Mountaineers survive scare: Miller had 10 kills to move into first place on the EOU career list, and the Mountaineers staved off what would have been a major upset to edge Warner Pacific Friday in Portland, 17-25, 18-25, 26-24, 25-19, 15-7.

Miller, who moved her career total to 1,270 by the end of the match, was one of four Mountaineers in double figures. Madisen Garlie led the offense with 13 kills and 10 blocks. Bunn and Ackerman both added 10 kills, and Isabelle Statkus had seven kills and six blocks.

Pilon and Smith churned out 24 and 19 assists, respectively, while both reaching double figures in digs. Smith recorded 15 and Pilon had 11. Pilon also had three aces.

McMurtrey led the back line with 18 digs, and Christiansen chipped in with eight.

EOU (18-5 overall, 12-2 CCC) hosts Northwest Friday.

Harriers place in top five

Nic Maszk placed 45th and Lane Inwards 47th to lead the Eastern Oregon men’s cross country team at the Inland Empire Collegiate Championships Saturday in Lewiston, Idaho.

Among non Division I schools, the Mountaineers took third place. Joining Maszk (25 minutes, 21.7 seconds) and Inwards (25:25.0) were Alex Navarro (25:44.0) in 54th, Dustin Zimmerly (25:50.0) in 60th and Nick Duffy (26:07.2) in 73rd.

The EOU women came in fifth among the non D-I schools, and were led by Rachel Roelle, who came in 10th with a time of 17:52.8. Lisa Megargee (19:08.4) followed in 53rd. Alexa Jones (19:50.7) was 85th, Megan Boals (19:56.2) took 88th and Stormy Bullard (20:16.2) was 98th.

The Mountaineers are off until Nov. 4 when they host the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships.

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