Samuel Engle scored an unassisted goal from 6 yards out at the 37:55 mark and the unbeaten Whitworth Pirates (10-0-3, 7-0-2) made it stand in a 1-0 victory over the Pacific Lutheran Lutes (7-5-2, 6-2-1) in Northwest Conference men’s soccer action on Sunday in Parkland, Wash.
Engle’s goal was his fourth of the season.
Whitworth is ranked 10th in Division III and now has a four-point lead over second-place PLU.
Goalkeeper Kyle Novad made six saves en route to his 11th shutout of the season.
• Nate Sackeyfio scored on a header at 80:57 and Ben Fisk delivered on a penalty kick to lift the Washington Huskies (9-3-2, 4-0-1) to a 2-0 win over the Stanford Cardinal (5-6-1, 2-2-1) in Pac-12 Conference play in Seattle.
Spencer Richey made two saves to earn the shut- out for Washington.
• Erik Hurtado fed Ryan Masch at the top of the box in the 67th minute and Masch tallied his fourth goal of the season to give the visiting Santa Clara Broncos (8-5, 5-1) a 1-0 win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs in West Coast Conference play.
Keeper Ryan Caballero had five saves for Gonzaga, which was outshot 13-7 in the match.
Mackenzie Krieser scored an unassisted goal in the 24th minute and Jaciara Mello scored in the 60th minute to lift the San Francisco Dons (6-6-3, 1-3) to a 2-0 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-7-1, 0-2-1) in West Coast Conference play in San Francisco.
Susan Brown made four saves in goal for the Bulldogs, who had a 13-9 shots advantage.
• Hannah Bokma scored her first goal of the season off a rebound from a Chelsea Schooler shot in the 77th minute and the Whitworth Pirates (7-5-2, 7-1-2) earned a 1-0 victory over the Pacific Lutheran Lutes (4-2-6, 2-2-6) in Northwest Conference play in Parkland, Wash.
Andrea Stump made five saves in goal for Whitworth, which remained tied with Linfield for first place.
• Jade Tarver and Ambryn McCallson each had a goal and an assist to propel the Utah State Aggies (9-2-6, 4-0-2) to a 3-1 win over the Idaho Vandals (4-12-1, 1-3-1) in Western Athletic Conference action in Moscow.
Chelsea Small scored the Vandals lone goal – in the 81st minute. It was her sixth netter of the season.
Camille Saxton had 14 kills and 10 digs and Ashley Eneliko added 12 kills to send the Oregon State Beavers (13-7, 3-5) to a 25-20, 23-25, 27-25, 25-17 win over the Washington State Cougars (10-10, 0-8) in Pac-12 action in Corvallis, Ore.
Jaicee Harris had a match-high 15 kills for the Cougars, while Rachel Todorovich, Marcelina Glab and Ver’Leea Hardaway chipped in with 11 kills apiece.