One is enough for Owls

Oregon Tech's Lisel Frazier scored less than five minutes into the match and it proved to be enough as the Owls opened Cascade Conference play with a 1-0 victory over Southern Oregon Friday at University Field.

Oregon Tech improved to 8-1 overall and 1-0 in Cascade Conference play. Southern Oregon dropped to 2-6-1 overall and 0-1 in conference action. Southern Oregon hosts the College of Idaho next Friday.

"I'm disappointed with the result, but not all disappointed with the way we played," SOU head coach Jon Clement said. "We fought hard, we were driving the game for most it and we had our chances."

Frazier's goal came just 5 minutes, 50 seconds into the game following an eventful corner kick.

Oregon Tech's Brooke Cole booted the ball into play and after it bounced off a couple Raiders, Frazier fired and scored from a nearly impossible angle along the end line.

After that the Raiders created plenty of chances, coming away with an 18-6 advantage in shots, including 13 in the second period, but couldn't convert.

At the 75-minute mark, SOU's Alexis Mahoney nearly tied the match with a shot that bounced off the post and at the 88-minute mark, Stephanie Carr hit the crossbar.

Denise Powell led the SOU attack with five shots, including three on goal. Stacy Szeto had two shots on goal.

Women's Volleyball

Leanne Stennett pounded a match-high 11 kills and Leah Bergstrom had seven kills and eight block assists to lead 16th-ranked Southern Oregon to a Cascade Conference blowout win over Northwest Christian Friday at Eugene.

The efficient Raiders walloped 36 kills with only nine errors to trounce the Beacons, 25-12, 25-16, 25-19.

"We tried to have a quicker tempo with our sets tonight, and when you do that you can really stress out the blockers and a well established block can get a lot smaller," Northwest Christian coach Mike Gaffaney said. "I think we did a pretty good job of that tonight, but (the Raiders) controlled the net and they have done that all season, and that is why they are a top-ranked team."

Southern Oregon (12-2, 6-1 Cascade) continues its weekend road swing with a match against Corban on Saturday. Northwest Christian (4-10, 0-6) hosts Oregon Tech on Saturday.

SOU setters Angela Spieker and Caryn Westrick combined for 28 assists, with Spieker dishing out 12. The Raiders also got 12 digs out of Corynn Jorgensen and 10 from Becky Johnstone.

Whitney Hoff led the Beacons with eight kills and five digs.

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