Seattle University holds on to a 1-1 tie with Portland in women’s soccer

Jessie Ray scored for SU (4-4-1) at 17:08 off an assist from Kelsey Vogel. It was Ray’s seventh goal of the season, which leads the Western Athletic Conference.

Seattle University scored first, and held on for a home tie against Portland in women’s soccer Friday.

Jessie Ray scored for SU (4-4-1) at 17:08 off an assist from Kelsey Vogel. It was Ray’s seventh goal of the season, which leads the Western Athletic Conference.

“I was happy with the way we started the game,” said SU coach Julie Woodward. “Our defensive pressure and composure was really good. At the end of the day, it’s going to prepare us to be in this situation later in the season.”

The Redhawks held the lead until Larkin Russell scored for Portland (3-6-1) at 61:12.

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The Redhawks had a 16-10 advantage in shots.

Mackenzie Curry made four saves in goal for SU.

“It was really great to see her have a big game for us,” said Woodward. “I was proud of the way she played.”

SEATTLE REIGN

Elli Reed, a Seattle Reign FC defender since the inaugural 2013 season, has announced her retirement at the end of this National Women’s Soccer League season. “My five years with the Reign have been incredible and I will never forget them,” Reed said. “But it feels like the right time to move on and start the next chapter of my life. I am ready to settle down and focus on challenging myself and growing in new ways.” Reed, 28, joined as a free agent in 2013 and has played all five NWSL seasons with Reign FC. The defender has appeared in 78 matches, starting 60, and has tallied four assists.

MEN’S SOCCER

• Gonzaga (4-3-1) played to a 0-0 tie with Air Force (6-6-1) in Spokane. Ben White had two shots in the first half slip just past the right post for Gonzaga, and Joe Corner couldn’t quite get a solid foot on a bouncing ball in front of the net late in the second overtime.

COLLEGE GOLF

Washington is in second place and Washington State is 13th after two rounds of the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque. N.M. The Huskies are six strokes behind leader UNLV, which is at 575 to 581 for UW. The Huskies’ Henry Lee is tied for fourth after a 73-70 start. Carl Yuan of UW is sixth after a 71-73.

AMATEUR GOLF

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