SOU volleyball team inches closer to league title

    The 16th-ranked Southern Oregon volleyball team held Evergreen State to a negative attack percentage and cruised to a 25-12, 25-10, 25-14 victory Friday at McNeal Pavilion.

    The Raiders improved to 19-3 overall and 16-1 in Cascade Conference play. The Raiders can win the regular season Cascade Conference title and the right to host the postseason tournament with a victory today. The Raiders host Northwest at 4 p.m.

    Sarah Holgen and Leanne Stennett led the Raiders with double-digit kills. Holgen finished with 11 kills and just one error to go with 11 digs. Stennett had 10 kills and nine digs.

    All-American setter Lindsey Stone finished with 32 assists and helped the Raiders hit .345 as a team. Becky Johnstone led the Raiders with 45 digs.

    Evergreen State managed just 18 kills in the entire match and finished with a minus-.022 attack percentage. Caitlin Swift had five of those kills to lead the Geoducks.

    The Cascade Conference postseason tournament will be held next Friday and Saturday.

    Men's Basketball

    Southern Oregon freshman Kyle Tedder went for 20 points as the Raiders dropped a 90-58 exhibition game at NCAA Division I Gonzaga Friday in front of 6,000 fans.

    Tedder made four 3-pointers and and went 6-for-15 from the field. He also had two steals and an assist in his 24 minutes of action.

    Jordan Highland also chipped in 10 points for the Raiders. Southern Oregon shot 31 percent from the field for the game.

    Southern Oregon was out-scored 44-24 in the first half but only 46-34 in the second half. The Raiders had 12 steals and forced 17 Gonzaga turnovers.

    The Raiders will open up the regular season Sunday afternoon at home as they host Cal State Maritime at 1 p.m. at McNeal Pavilion.

    The Bulldogs, ranked 12th in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls, were led by Steven Gray's 17 points. Robert Sacre had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

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