SOU women's soccer team makes it four wins in a row

Denise Powell had two second half goals as Southern Oregon earned its fourth straight win, 2-0, over Warner Pacific Friday at University Field.

Southern Oregon improved to 6-7-1 overall and 4-2 in Cascade Conference play. Warner Pacific fell to 1-9-3 overall and 1-4-1 in conference action. Southern Oregon hosts fifth-ranked Concordia Saturday at 3 p.m.

Powell got the Raiders on the board at the 47-minute mark off a pass from Renay Norman for a 1-0 lead.

In the 81st minute, Powell again found the back of the net, this time off a great pass through the box by Stephanie Carr.

"Denise got a pair of great opportunistic goals today," SOU head coach Jon Clement said. "Her run selection was really good today."

The Southern Oregon defense limited Warner Pacific to nine shots, three on goal, all of which were saved by a freshman keeper, Catherine Savitch, making her first career start. SOU now has four shutouts in a row.

"We had a really compact defense and did a nice job of dealing with the balls and making good decisions," Clement said.

Offensively, the Raiders had nine shots on goal with Powell's five leading the way. Sara Switzer, Auika Muragin, Lauren Maserjian and Renay Norman all got off shots on goal for SOU.

Women's Volleyball

The 12th-ranked Southern Oregon volleyball team played shorthanded but still scored a 25-20, 25-17, 25-15 victory over Concordia on Friday in Portland.

Southern Oregon improved to 17-2 overall and 11-1 in Cascade Conference play, tied with College of Idaho for first place in the league standings. Concordia fell to 11-7 overall and 8-3 in conference action and fell a match back of the Raiders and Yotes in second place.

The Raiders played without a number of players, plus head coach Josh Rohlfing and an assistant coach. All were out sick.

Sarah Holgen had 11 kills to lead the Raiders and Natalie Scheller had a career-high 10 kills. As a team, the Raiders hit .386.Mariana Toscano led Concordia with 10 kills.

Concordia jumped out to a 7-2 lead before SOU came back with a 9-2 to run to take the lead in the first game. The game was knotted at 18-all when Shceller went off for three kills to allow the Raiders take control.

Dolores Christensen had a pair of service aces in the second game and SOU led 11-1 in the third game.

Angela Spieker had 17 assists and Caryn Westrick had 16 assists for the Raiders.

SOU travels to Warner Pacific Saturday night.

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