Calling on a doctor

Laura Ellison started playing soccer when she was three years old, racing up and down the fields of Salt Lake City for fifteen years before coming to Portland State in 2005.

Keeping the nets clean

Sophomore goalkeeper Cris Lewis recorded her second and third consecutive shutouts for the Vikings (5-6-2, 1-0-1 Big Sky) this weekend at PGE Park as they blanked the Idaho State Bengals 1-0 and tied the Weber State Wildcats 0-0 in two overtimes.

Spotlight athlete of the week

When asked, Cris Lewis had no idea what the all-time saves record is at Portland State, but the sophomore goalkeeper is already fifth on the list with 117 saves in her short career.

Bring on the conference foes

With 11 matches under their belt and seven to go, the race for the Big Sky Soccer Championship officially begins Friday night at PGE Park for the Portland State Vikings.

Vikings break even in Vegas

In their final match before beginning the three-week whirlwind that is the Big Sky Conference soccer season, the Vikings (4-6-1) snapped a three game losing streak Friday, battling the Rebels of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (4-3-4) to a scoreless tie in 110 minutes.

Two of a kind

It’s Frankie, not Francesca, and Iman, not I-Man. Remember that much, because these names may appear regularly on the soccer pitch at Portland State over the next four years.

Ready to shine

After completing a rigorous non-conference schedule in 2006, which left the Vikings winless heading into conference play, the Portland State soccer team finished 4-3-0 in Big Sky competition and appear ready to challenge for a top spot in Big Sky this year.