Sports breifs

Soccer team falls to Gonzaga

The Portland State soccer team took another loss, this time a 1-0 shutout to Gonzaga in Spokane. Senior goalie Nikki Brooks tied her career high with eight saves but allowed the go ahead score in the 39th minute. The Vikings fell to 3-6-1 with the loss, and will look to rebound Wednesday evening against rival University of Portland.


Rubin leads nation in rushing

Senior running back Joe Rubin leads the nation (Division I-A and I-AA) in rushing. He is averaging 170.8 yards a game and has 854 yards total on the year. Rubin followed his 356-yard, five touchdown game against Northern Colorado with a 180-yard game with one score last week against Eastern Washington. With 2,146 career yards, Rubin will likely pass Andy Berkis (2,277) to jump into fourth on the all-time career list.


Oregon State football in trouble again

The AP reports that two OSU football players and a former teammate have been charged with providing alcohol to an 18-year-old man who was found dead with over five times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. Michael Marks and Greggory Peat, two redshirt 18-year-old linemen, were charged with giving alcohol to Lance Strickland and another man. John Ronnfeldt, 21, a former Beaver, was charged with furnishing alcohol to the minors. Strickland was found dead in an unoccupied dorm room over Labor Day weekend with a blood alcohol level of 0.43 percent. This incident is another in a long list of recent problems plaguing OSU’s football program.