SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A second-half equalizer sent the Southern Oregon University women's soccer team to overtime for the second time this season, but the Raiders fell Thursday, 2-1, to The Master's College.
Jessica Long lofted the game-winner over the outstretched arms of SOU goalkeeper Kylie Moltzen from straight on with 2 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the first extra period, running the 21st-ranked Mustangs' record to 7-0-0.
The loss ended a program-record unbeaten streak of seven matches for the Raiders (2-1-1) dating back to last year. They'll finish up their road trip Saturday at No. 9 Westmont in Santa Barbara, Calif.
SOU's Sydney Paulsen set up freshman Caylin Jackson for her first career goal to tie the match in the 87th minute. Jackson became the ninth different Raider to get on the board this season.
The Master's went ahead in the 14th minute when Tara Struiksma found Natasha Coyle for a header. Jordan Benson was credited with the assist of Long's goal.
Moltzen finished the match with nine saves as the Mustangs outshot the Raiders 20-6. Jackson had two of those shots off the bench, as did Chloe Welch.
SOU is without head coach Jon Clement, who has been placed on administrative leave. He is being investigated by the school for reasons that have not been disclosed by the university.
At Medford, Ashland was competitive, but North Medford swept the Grizzlies in nonconference play, 25-16, 25-18, 25-21.
Hannah Borgerson registered 10 digs and five kills for Ashland (1-2), and Hope Baldrica had five kills, three blocks and three digs. Carly Walker chipped in 10 digs, and Jordan Tilley had three aces.
"It was actually a very competitive match," said Grizzlies coach Robin Akpan. "We had some good play in there, we just couldn't string it together. And North Medford is a very good team. They play a fast game."