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Eastern women’s soccer wins tourney

Mon., Sept. 15, 2008, midnight

The Eastern Washington University women’s soccer team won the South Dakota State University Invitational after tying North Dakota State 1-1 on Sunday.

Two days prior, the Eagles opened the tournament with a 2-1 victory over South Dakota State.

EWU’s Jocelyn Bement was named tournament most valuable player. Jessica Blessard, Lillian Bourret and Lauryn Koelzer also made the all-tournament team for EWU (1-4-2).

Koelzer scored Eastern’s goal on Sunday, connecting on a rebound in the 21st minute. North Dakota State tied it up eight minutes later.

•The Idaho Vandals (1-5) met their toughest challenge of the season head-on, taking undefeated Minnesota (7-0) to overtime before losing 1-0 at Reno, Nev.

Junior goalkeeper Anna Sandman made 10 saves for the Vandals in her first start this season.

It was the first time Idaho played a Big Ten opponent.

•Sophia Medina’s second-half goal lifted Pepperdine to a 1-0 victory over Washington State at Malibu, Calif.

Lindsay Parlee made seven saves for the Cougars (2-2-3), who play their home opener Wednesday at 2 p.m. against Seattle University.

•Amanda Lathrop scored in the 30th minute to give Wyoming (4-4-0) a 1-0 victory over Gonzaga (4-3-0) at the Gonzaga Soccer Field.

Men’s soccer

UC Riverside scored three unanswered goals in the second half to defeat Gonzaga 3-2 and win the UNLV Nike Invitational at Las Vegas.

Junior defender Tim Muravez scored both goals for Gonzaga (1-2-1).

Gonzaga hosts the Gonzaga Nike Soccer Classic on Friday and Sunday. Oregon State, Cal State Bakersfield and Missouri-Kansas City are the visiting teams.

Junior hockey

The Spokane Braves defeated visiting Grand Forks 6-2 to cap a season-opening weekend in which the Braves won two of three games.


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