PSU softball falls in Arizona

The Portland State women’s softball team dropped all four games last weekend to third-ranked Arizona State University. The Vikings put up a solid fight, but were unable to break through against the undefeated Sun Devil squad. Much like the previous weekend, however, the Vikings offered glimpses of the team’s potential, including impressive power hitting and improved defense.

Women’s basketball struggles on the road

The road was more than unkind to the Portland State women’s basketball team, as the Vikings suffered losses to Eastern Washington University and the University of North Dakota by more than 20 points each. The weekend’s results dropped the Vikings to 11-15 overall and 5-12 in Big Sky play, putting them in second-to-last place in the conference standings. Four Big Sky teams have already clinched trips to the postseason, and with only three games left in the season, the Vikings would need to win all their remaining games and get a little help with losses from the two teams who sit between them and the seventh and final playoff spot.

Portland State falls to Thunderbirds

A four-game road trip got off to a rocky start for the Portland State women’s basketball team with a loss to the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds on Thursday. The 83-60 defeat dropped the Vikings to 11-13 overall and 5-10 in conference.

Women’s basketball back on the road

Slipping down among the bottom three teams in the Big Sky Conference, the Portland State women’s basketball team hopes to regain some momentum on the road this weekend. The team has just one game on the schedule this week, a revenge matchup against Southern Utah University. The Thunderbirds handed the Vikings a devastating overtime loss last month.

Women’s basketball gets another split

The Portland State women’s basketball team hosted a weekend of gritty games. On Thursday, the Vikings came out with a win against Northern Arizona University. Sophomore guard Allison Greene had another strong night against the Lumberjacks, scoring 23 points to go along with six rebounds and three steals. The drive to make the Big Sky tournament was clear, and PSU claimed a well-earned 66-61 victory over their conference rivals.

Inaugural softball season underway

The Portland State women’s softball season begins tonight in the team’s first year of competition as part of the Big Sky conference. After dominating the Pacific Coast Softball Conference division in years past, Viking softball is favored in preseason polls to win the conference title. This season’s schedule has the team away for nearly a month and a half of nonconference play, including competition against nationally ranked teams. The Vikings head to the Kajikawa Classic first for a six-game stretch.

Vikings bounce back with win

The Portland State women’s basketball team fell to the top-ranked University of Montana Lady Griz last Thursday, but learned from their mistakes and came back to beat the Montana State University Bobcats two days later. The Vikings led at halftime against the Lady Griz, but went cold in the second, and Montana pulled ahead for the victory. On Saturday, the Vikings hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to win 75-72. Excellent shooting and teamwork were keys to the Viking victory.

Vikings take on Big Sky leaders

The Portland State women’s basketball team opens up the second round of conference play this weekend against the University of Montana and Montana State University. The Vikings took a tough loss last Thursday when they fell in overtime to Southern Utah University. They now sit in ninth place in the Big Sky Conference; the top seven seeds are eligible for tournament play.

Vikings falter against Eagles

The Portland State women’s basketball team was active on the boards against Eastern Washington University on Monday, out-rebounding their opponents 43-36, but it was not enough to hold off their Dam Cup rivals as the Eagles beat the Vikings 68-56 on Monday.

Vikings come back strong

The Portland State women’s basketball team experienced the worst loss of the season on Thursday night, falling 67-42 to the University of Northern Colorado Bears, but they came back on Saturday for a dramatic win against the University of North Dakota. The win was an important one for the Vikings.