Raiders top first-place Concordia

The trio of Mia Wortel, Samantha Yutzie and Lindsey Stone helped the Southern Oregon volleyball team score a 26-24, 25-15, 25-20 victory over first-place Concordia on Friday night at McNeal Pavilion.

The victory improves the Raiders to 6-7 overall and more importantly4-1 in Cascade Conference play. Concordia fell to 8-5 overall and 4-1 in conference action. The Raiders, winners of three-straight conference matches host Corban Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Wortel turned in her most efficient match of the season, coming through with 12 kills and just two errors on 16 swings for a .625 attack percentage. Yutzie came through with 12 kills and Stone finished with 43 assists.

"That was one of our best matches of the season," SOU coach Josh Rohlfing said. "Each time we got pushed, we pushed back.

Concordia's a very good team and we'll have our hands full when we go up there."

Rohlfing was also impressed with Stone's play, "Lindsey is playing at a very high level right now."

The Raiders had to battle back from down early in the first set as the Cavs took advantage of Raider errors for 11-8 lead and a kill by Jamie Richards gave Concordia a 15-10 lead.

That clicked the switch on for the Raiders.

A kill by sophomore Heather Porter had the lead down to 17-15 and Yutzie and Wortel's back-to-back kills trimmed the CU advantage to 19-18.

Another smash by Porter gave Southern a 23-22 lead, the Raiders' first lead since 6-5. The teams traded points before Porter and Yutzie went back-to-back with kills to give the Raiders the win.

The second set was all SOU as they hit .432 and held the Cavs to a .097 attack percentage to cruise the victory.

Southern's victory in the third set featured an 8-3 run that turned a

15-14 lead into a 23-17 advantage and the Raiders easily wrapped up the match.

Porter finished with nine kills and no errors for SOU, while Sarah Holgen had eight kills and one error and Leah Bergstrom finished with six kills. Maggie Rivers had a match-high 18 digs for the Raiders.

AHS girls soccer

Ashland spent nearly the entire game in South Albany's half of the field and rolled to a 4-0 nonconference girls soccer win Friday at North Mountain Park.

Four players scored for the Grizzlies (2-3) in the first half, then Ashland pulled the ball out and focused on fundamentals in the second half. It outshot the Rebels 45-1, said coach Eric Wolff.

Chloe Deckwar scored first for the Grizzlies, sending in a corner kick in the 15th minute.

Heather Case and Jubilee Sharpe then scored within a minute of each other. Case got a steal and flew a shot in from 20 yards out in the 23rd minute. Sharpe then tallied off a pass across the penalty box by Deckwar.

Kelsey McKinnis scored just before halftime on a cross from Carolyn Thomas.

Kai Yearsley didn't score but played well for Ashland, which opens Southern Sky Conference play Tuesday at Mazama.

"She had a lot of touches on the ball and did a great job of distributing the ball," said Wolff of the midfielder. "Then the whole defense allowed us to keep possession of the ball the whole time. Everyone did well back there, too."

AHS boys soccer

At Dallas, three Ashland players scored two goals each in an 8-1 nonconference win.

Nate Roupp tallied in the 17th and 22nd minutes, Kelby Kemske in the 32nd and 35th and Simon Linsday in the 48th and 53rd.

Wes Overland (59th) and Reed Chasmar (68th), who also had an assist, got the other scores for the Grizzlies (4-1).

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