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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — It was a record-setting day for the Oregon State women's golf team at the Ron Moore Invitational on Sunday.

Ellie Slama won the individual title, Olivia Benzin posted the lowest score in school history and the Beavers recorded the program's best three-round score to help them finish second in the 13-team field.

Oregon State concluded the three-day, 54-hole tournament with a 6-under 286-293-279—858 at the par-72, 6,450-yard Highlands Ranch Golf Club.

Denver won the team title with a 15-under 849.

The Beavers' 9-under 279 in the final round was just one shot off the lowest single-round score of 10-under 278 that was set at the NCAA Regionals in Lubbock, Texas last spring.

Slama became the 17th Oregon State golfer to win an individual title and the first since Anica Yoo in 2013 (Rose City Collegiate). Slama tied the then-school record with a 5-under 67 in the first round, shot a 1-under 71 in the middle round and finished the tourney with another 5-under 67 to claim medalist honors.

Benzin notched her sixth career top-10 finish with a tie for eighth place. She not only set a school record with the 6-under 66 but also posted her best three-round score with a 4-under 73-73-66—212.

Sophomore Nicole Schroeder, who competed as an individual, fired three sub-par rounds to post career bests in finish (t-8th) and three-round score (4-under 71-70-71—212).

The 4-under 212 by Benzin and Schroeder would have tied the three-round school record, set by Anica Yoo at the NCAA Regionals in 2015, if not for Slama's record-setting 11-under 205.

Senior Susie Cavanagh finished in a tie for 30th place with a 4-over 74-74-72—220, junior Haley Nist was two strokes back with a 6-over 73-75-74—222 for a tie for 34th and sophomore Mari Nishiura carded a 10-over 73-78-75—226 to finish in a tie for 46th.

The Beavers will compete in their final tournament of the fall season on Oct. 23-24 at the Pac-12 Preview in Kona, Hawaii.

Men's soccer

Don Tchilao and Jordan Jones each scored to power the Oregon State men’s soccer team to a 2-0 Pac-12 win over San Diego State on Sunday.

A long through-ball from Eric Diaz found its way Tchilao on the right wing and he pushed his second goal of the year just over the outstretched hands of Adam Allmaras to give the Beavers (4-7-0, 1-2-0) a 1-0 lead at the 29th minute against the Aztecs (4-8-0, 0-4-0).

Michael Swift rolled a cross to Jones on the left post in front of the net and the senior netted his third goal of the season past the keeper for a 2-0 OSU lead in the 59th minute.

Oregon State will head south later this week to take on California on Thursday.

Women's soccer

Senior Emma Jones came up with a spectacular golden goal to give the Oregon State women’s soccer team a 1-0 double-overtime win over Washington State.

The goal came in the 102nd minute on a curling, left-footed effort that found the top corner off a free kick from 20 yards out.

Bella Geist made three saves, as the Oregon State defense completed a outstanding weekend in which it held its opponents scoreless over a combined 211 minutes.

Oregon State will wrap up its three-game homestand Friday when it hosts Arizona at Lorenz Field.


The Oregon State volleyball team scrapped and fended off four match-points in the final set but ultimately fell to No. 2 Stanford in three sets Sunday afternoon. It was the fourth time in six Pac-12 matches, the Beavers have faced a ranked team.

The Beavers fell to 11-7 overall and 1-5 in Pac-12 play. Set scores were 25-15, 25-18, 29-27. 

Mary-Kate Marshal led the Beavers’ offense with 12 kills. It is the 16th time in 18 matches, Marshall has led the team in kills. Kayla Ellis led the back-row defense with 13 digs and Maddie Goings just missed her career-high with four blocks.

The Beavers return to the road to play at Washington ion Friday.


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