WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: WOU football falls short at Central Washington

ELLENSBURG, — Wash. Central Washington got a little revenge on Western Oregon. The Wildcats, who lost 36-34 on Sept. 24 in Monmouth, defeated the Wolves’ football team 24-20 on Saturday.

WOU quarterback Ryan Bergman threw for 412 yards and two touchdowns, while wideouts Tyrell Williams and Paul Revis had 171 and 161 receiving yards, respectively.

Western Oregon (3-4 overall, 1-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) trailed 17-7 entering the fourth quarter. The Wolves rallied to take a 20-17 lead, but the Wildcats responded with a touchdown with 7:38 left in the game.

Defensive backs Breeon Moreno and Austin Spencer had 10 tackles each to lead the Wolves on defense.

Four WOU turnovers, including three interceptions thrown by Bergman, kept Western Oregon from leaving Central Washington with a victory.

The Wolves return home to face Simon Fraser Saturday at 1 p.m.

WOU SOCCER FALLS IN HOME FINALE: Playing its final home matches of the season, WOU’s women’s soccer squad tied Central Washington 0-0 on Thursday before falling to Seattle Pacific 1-0 on Saturday. Western Oregon goalkeeper Amanda Johnson made a combined eight saves during the two matches. WOU hits the road to face Northwest Nazarene on Thursday and Montana State Billings on Saturday. With four matches remaining, the Wolves (5-5-4 overall, 3-3-4 GNAC) are fifth in the GNAC standings. The top four teams advance to the league tournament.

VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO 0-11 IN GNAC: Western Oregon dropped a pair of road matches as the Wolves remained winless in GNAC play. WOU lost to Central Washington 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 on Thursday and at Northwest Nazarene 25-23, 25-22, 25-23 on Saturday. Cherene O’Hara had 10 kills, while Hannah Deede added eight on Saturday against the Crusaders. Western Oregon (2-17 overall, 0-11 GNAC) will attempt to earn its first conference win of the season at Saint Martin’s on Saturday.

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