OIT Round-Up: Owls men finish sixth in cross country debut

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Men’s Soccer Loses Match Versus Pacific

The Oregon Tech Owls men’s soccer program is still seeking their first win of the season following a 2-0 defeat at Pacific University. The hometeam Boxers outshot OIT 27-4 in the match to drop the Owls to 0-3-1 on the year. With the onslaught of shots, OIT goalkeeper Loren Jessen made 12 saves.

Oregon Tech plays next at Northwest University Friday and Evergreen State on Saturday.

OIT Women Fall Back To .500

Two first half goals led to Pacific defeating Oregon Tech 2-0 in a Sunday women’s soccer match. OIT put up 11 shots – only three fewer than the host Boxers – but couldn’t score. Hayley Smith put three of her four shots in frame and goalie Rebekah Matteri had six saves for OIT.

The Lady Owls are now 2-2 and play their home opener Sept. 17 hosting Trinity Lutheran at 7 p.m.

Owls Cross Country Debuts In Sacramento

Jeff Pelarde and Scott Minor each finished in the top 20 in Oregon Tech’s cross country debut at the Hornet Jamboree in Sacramento Saturday. Pelarde crossed at 20:27.7 before Minor finished the four-mile race four seconds later. Former Mazama runner Paul Adams registered a time of 21:19, just 0.4 seconds ahead of teammate Kirby Garlitz. Matt Blanco’s time was 23:04.2, helping Oregon Tech to a sixth-place finish.

The top OIT woman was Kelly Coash with a time of 20:12.3 in the 5K race. Elissa Brouillard was also under 21 minutes, while Heidi Gunderson ran just over 22 minutes.

Oregon Tech hosts the next event on Saturday at Steen Sports Park. The OIT Invite begins at 11 a.m.

Lady Owls Volleyball Still Winless In CCC

Concordia and Warner Pacific defeated Oregon Tech volleyball on Friday and Saturday to keep the Lady Owls winless in Cascade Collegiate Conference play. Concordia won in straight sets, holding OIT to a match-high 20 points in set two. Warner Pac’s four-set win the next night dropped Oregon Tech under-.500 with a 7-8 record overall.

Oregon Tech plays at home on Friday and Saturday, hosting the College of Idaho before Eastern Oregon. Both matches start at 7 p.m.

Alumni Baseball Game Planned

Oregon Tech baseball announced plans for a 2012 Alumni Baseball Game in October. Head coach Matt Miles says the 11 a.m. start will allow for former Owls – even those not interested in playing – to attend a full day event starting at Kiger Stadium with practice and finishing with a post game meal at Abby’s Pizza near Campus.

Former players interested should contact Miles at 541-281-7055 or matthew.miles@oit.edu.