Raiders take down Eagles in four

The 18th-ranked Southern Oregon volleyball team took down Northwest University 25-12, 25-19, 22-25, 25-14 Friday night at McNeal Pavilion.

Southern Oregon improved to 10-2 on the year and 4-1 in Cascade Conference play. Northwest fell to 4-9 overall and 3-1 in league action. The Raiders host Evergreen State Saturday night.

Leah Bergstrom led SOU with 12 kills. Heather Porter and Chelsea Hartman finished with nine kills apiece and Megan Bartling and Leanne Stennett each added eight kills. Bartling did not commit a hitting error and finished with three blocks, while Porter had a hand in eight.

The Raiders wasted little time in the first game, racing out to leads of 17-7 and 23-8, while hold the Eagles to a minus-.125 attack percentage. In the second game, SOU hit .250 to secure the victory, but the Eagles rallied in the third game, taking advantage of 10 SOU errors to force a fourth set.

In the fourth game, SOU again jumped out early with back-to-back kills by Bartling and Bergstrom for a 6-2 lead.

Hartman had a pair of kills as the Raiders pushed the lead to 16-9. Corynn Jorgensen then served for eight straight points to extend the Raider advantage to 24-13 and Stennett ended the match with a kill.

Jorgensen, in her first game this year as the starting libero, had a match-high 28 digs and Angela Spieker finished with 30 assists.

Following Saturday's match, the Raiders embark on a three-match road trip before returning home for a crucial home stand against College of Idaho on Oct. 9 and Eastern Oregon Oct. 10.

Girls Soccer

At Bend, visiting Ashland trailed 1-0 at halftime, but allowed five goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half to fall 8-0 to Class 5A powerhouse Summit on Friday.

The loss dropped the Grizzlies to 0-4 heading into Saturday's game at Mountain View.

Kristen Parr and Stacey Patterson each scored two goals for Summit.

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