Hayley Partridge's goal late in the second half proved to be enough for Concordia, Calif., which scored a 1-0 victory over Southern Oregon on Friday at University Field in the season opener for both teams.

Hayley Partridge's goal late in the second half proved to be enough for Concordia, Calif., which scored a 1-0 victory over Southern Oregon on Friday at University Field in the season opener for both teams.

Partridge worked her way up the left side and fired from 12 yards away. The ball squeezed under SOU goalkeeper Jessica Kuehlwein, giving the visitors the only goal of the game.

Concordia's Bekah Garvin helped protect the lead by turning away SOU on a corner kick in 84th minute.

Concordia came away with 22 shots during the match while SOU finished with eight.

Tori Chambliss, Sara Switzer, Lindsey Thomas, Stephanie Carr and Chennin Young all had shots on goal for the Raiders.

Southern Oregon hosts Oregon Tech at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Women's Volleyball

The Southern Oregon volleyball team went 2-0 during the first day of the Fresno Pacific Sunbird Invitational Friday in Fresno, Calif.

SOU kicked off the tourney by edging Cornerstone University, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21, 29-27, then turned around and made quick work of Westminster College, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17.

The Raiders, who improved to 4-1 on the season, face Biola and Menlo Saturday.

In the opener, SOU was led by Leah Bergstrom, Heather Porter, Chelsea Hartman and Megan Bartling. Bergstrom finished with a team-high 11 kills, while Porter and Hartman added 10 kills apiece. Bartling finished with nine kills and one error to go along with a match-high six blocks.

Becky Johnstone finished with 14 digs to lead SOU.

Against Westminster it was Bergstrom who led the way. The junior turned in a match-high 13 kills for the Raiders.

Senior Corynn Jorgensen finished with 10 digs for the Raiders.

College Football

The Southern Oregon footbal team will honor teammate Will Amaya during the 2009 season.

Amaya, a sophomore wide receiver, is serving a tour of duty for the Oregon Army National Guard in Kuwait.

"We are extremely proud of Will and the sacrifices he is making for our country," SOU head coach Steve Helminiak said. "He is still a big part of our program."

Amaya deployed in April and will be serving for one year.