LA GRANDE — The Great Falls defense clamped down in overtime and Luis Torres gave them a 2-1 road victory over Eastern Oregon in men’s Cascade Collegiate Conference soccer on Friday.
Torres scored early in the second overtime period, converting a direct kick in the 102nd minute following an EOU penalty and the Mountaineers were never able to get a shot at the equalizer before time expired.
Eastern (2-3, 1-1 CCC) only had one shot in overtime after taking 15 in the first 90 minutes. Great Falls (3-3, 2-1) finished with an 11-5 advantage in shots on goal.
Cristian Anguiano scored Eastern’s goal unassisted in the 61st minute to tie the score at 1-1, and Fredy Rodriguez had a chance to give them the lead in the 87th minute but his shot was high.
The Argos scored their first goal in the 28th minute when the ball deflected off EOU goalkeeper Alfredo Lara and into the net.
EASTERN OREGON 3, GREAT FALLS 1 — At La Grande, the Mountaineers scored all three goals in the second half for their 8th-straight win on Friday in CCC play.
Makensie Forsyth broke a scoreless tie in the 53rd minute with Allison Jordan assisting, and Maddi Cillay scored the game winner unassisted in the 66th minute. Crystal Schuder made it 3-0 in the 85th minute, but Alejandra Guzman broke up the shutout with a goal in the 86th.
Eastern (8-0, 3-0 CCC) out-shot Great Falls (3-2-1, 1-2) 18-5, with a 6-1 advantage in shots on goal.
EASTERN OREGON 3, WARNER PACIFIC 0 — At Portland, the Mountaineers remained undefeated in CCC play with a dominant sweep by scores of 25-11, 25-14, 25-17.
Emily Nay led EOU (11-1, 6-0) with 10 kills, Isabelle Statkus added nine and Sierra Linke added eight. Rachelle Chamberlain had 39 assists, Kasaundra Tuma had four blocks and Sara Pulaski had eight digs as EOU’s other team leaders.