REDDING, Calif. — Southern Oregon scored two goals in the first period and added four more in the second and shut out Simpson 6-0 in nonconference women's soccer Thursday.
Southern Oregon improved its program-best start to 4-0-1, while Simpson fell to 0-3. The Raiders face No. 18 Concordia (Calif.) in Portland on Sunday.
"Obviously it's a pretty good team victory," SOU head coach Jon Clement said. "Anytime you can score six goals, it's always a good thing. We opened the game pretty well; we connected well and deserved the victory."
Stephanie Carr continued her dominant play, scoring a pair of goals to raise her season total to seven through five matches. The senior is now two goals away from tying the SOU career mark of 32.
Sydney Paulsen also scored two goals and added an assist, while Julie Zamzow and Elise De Jesse each tallied a goal. Kelsey Clement and Katelyn Allen split time in goal for the Raiders.
Carr got the Raiders going in only the sixth minute with her first goal. It remained 1-0 for most of the first half, but Paulsen took a pass from De Jesse and Megan McArthur and found the net in the final minute to make it 2-0 at halftime.
De Jesse's goal came less than five minutes into the second half as she took a pass from Danielle Stave and knocked it in. A few minutes later Paulsen added her second goal and Carr scored her second in the 61st minute. Zamzow made it 6-0 when she scored off a pass from Krista Bormann in the 87th minute.
"We're happy with the way that we're playing," Clement said. "I still think we can get better, and I know that we'll put in our best effort to do that on Sunday."
The Southern Oregon volleyball team heads to Portland this weekend for its first Cascade Collegiate Conference road matches of the season, visiting Warner Pacific today and Concordia on Saturday.
Southern Oregon (5-6 overall and 1-0 in conference play) swept Oregon Tech at home in its conference opener Tuesday night.