Raiders down Owls in four

Sophomore right-side hitter Taylor Ristvedt's career-high 18 kills led Southern Oregon to its 29th straight head-to-head win against Oregon Tech on Wednesday, a 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-14 decision at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Ristvedt did her damage on 39 swings and SOU's other kills leader, Makayla Hoyt, had 12 on 21 in leading the Raiders (4-3 overall, 2-1 Cascade Conference) to a .277 attacking average. Ashlyn Flynn controlled the back row with 28 digs, helping to hold the Owls (3-4, 1-2) to a .199 clip.

Chase Bohman's 19 kills on 38 attacks helped OIT keep pace. The first set featured 18 ties and nine lead changes before the Raiders won it with four unanswered points. With SOU trailing 22-21 in the second, two SOU blocks and an OIT attacking error followed by back-to-back Natalie James aces put the Raiders in the driver's seat.

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