sports briefs

Giger earns Big Sky Honors

Joell Giger, goalie for the Portland State women’s soccer team, was named Big Sky defensive player of the week. This honor comes after Portland State’s back-to-back shutouts last weekend of Wyoming and Air Force. In those two games, Giger had five saves to lock in the shutouts. The junior goalie currently has gone 249:57 without allowing a goal. She leads the Big Sky with three solo shutouts and with a 0.94 goals against average. Giger has a total of 3.5 shutouts, the most by a PSU goalie since 1996.

Volleyball team to face Eastern Washington

The Portland State volleyball team (5-4) will take on the nationally ranked Eastern Washington Eagles this Friday in the Peter Stott Center.

The Eagles will come to the Stott Center undefeated at 15-0 and ranked 18th in the nation.

Last season, the Eagles defeated the Vikings both here and away, 3-0 in Cheney and 3-0 in Portland.

The Vikings are coming off two tough weekend losses in Montana. The Eagles are coming off a week of victories over the Oregon Ducks, Montana and Montana State. Eastern Washington leads narrowly in the all-time series, 12-11.

The match begins at 7 p.m.

Whitewater kayaking class offered

Portland State’s Outdoor Program is offering whitewater kayaking classes this fall for interested students. The classes will be held in the Peter Stott Center pool from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays for five weeks. Also included are two full-day river trips on Sundays. The $200 cost includes instructions, equipment and transportation for the river trips. All that is required is a bathing suit and a towel. Classes start Oct. 10, 17, 21 and 28. The river trips are scheduled for Oct. 28 and Nov. 3. For more information, contact the Outdoor Program at 503-725-5668 or [email protected]

Student Appreciation Weekend

This weekend is Student Appreciation Weekend. Portland State is hosting three home sporting events: volleyball Friday, football Saturday and soccer Sunday. In all three events, prizes and T-shirts will be handed out. All Portland State home games for any sport are free to students with a valid PSU identification card.