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Sunday, October 2, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

NW briefs: Huskies' Mandi runs to victory

SALEM, Ore. — Senior Mark Mandi earned his second career cross-country win yesterday, leading the 33rd-ranked UW men to a second-place finish at the 31st annual Charles Bowles Invitational.

The Huskies women finished first, their second win in as many tries this season.

Mandi, an Everett native, covered the 8,000-meter Bush's Pasture Park course in 23 minutes, 45 seconds, winning by nine seconds.

Portland had five runners finish in the top 12 to take the team title with 36 points. Washington had five in the top 15 for 47 points.

Brooke Lademan led all UW women finishers, completing the 5,000-meter course in 17:14 for a fifth-place finish, 12 seconds behind winner Dee Olson of Idaho.

Other cross country

Washington State's men's and women's teams both won at the Montana Invitational in Missoula. The Cougars' Haley Paul won her third race of the season, covering the 6,000-meter course in 21:24.

The Washington State men were led by Woody Favinger, who placed second in 25:06 on the 8,000-meter course.

Seth Pilkinton of Weber State won the men's race in 24:46.

Men's soccer

At Seattle Pacific 2, Simon Fraser 0

Michael Morris and Ross Vaillancourt each scored to lead the Falcons (9-1-3) over Simon Fraser (8-2-1) in a nonconference match.

At Cal St. Dominguez Hills 2, Seattle University 0

Kyle Polak made four saves, and Kei Kamara and Jesse Graham each scored as the Toros (8-1-1) beat the Redhawks (7-4-0) in a nonconference match in Carson, Calif.

Concordia 1, at Evergreen State 0

Josh Carlson scored in overtime as the Cavaliers (6-3-1, 4-0) handed the Geoducks (7-2, 3-1) their first Cascade Conference loss.

Whitworth 2, at Puget Sound 1

Skye Henderson and Sean Lambrecht each scored to help the Pirates (7-1-1, 4-0-1) beat the Loggers (3-1-2, 2-1-1) in a Northwest Conference match in Tacoma.

At Pacific Lutheran 3, Whitman 2

Mike Ferguson, Kevin Murray and Brennan Brown each scored as the Lutes (6-3, 3-1) won an NWC match over the Missionaries (4-5, 3-2).

Women's soccer

Western Washington 3, at Northwest Nazarene 1

Kelly Gagne and Rosie Zadra each had a goal and an assist, leading the Vikings (6-3-0, 3-1-0) over the Crusaders (2-8-0, 0-4-0) in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference match in Nampa, Idaho. Katie Warner also scored for Western.

At Puget Sound 3, Whitworth 0

Goalkeeper Erin Williams collected her sixth consecutive shutout, and Cortney Kjar scored her eighth goal of the season as the Loggers (6-1, 5-0) defeated the Pirates (3-3-2, 2-2-1) in an NWC match.

Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.

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