ASHLAND, Ore. – Battling for one of the top seeds in the Cascade Conference, the Southern Oregon Raiders swept past the Evergreen Geoducks, 25-12, 25-16, 25-16, in a Cascade Conference volleyball match on Friday evening in Ashland, Ore.
In the first set, the Geoducks get it competitive early, pulling within three points at 15-12 but the Raiders flexed their muscles, using a ten-point run to take the first set, 25-12. Evergreen managed just four kills in the first frame, compared with 12 for SOU.
The second set had a similar field as Evergreen kept it close early but the Raiders used short runs to pull ahead as Southern Oregon earned the 25-16 win. Evergreen hit a little better in the second frame, putting down eight kills but they also had eight attack errors to hit an even .000 for the set.
Evergreen hit well in the third set, putting down 11 kills with just five errors, but the Raiders were just that much better, collecting 16 kills with just one error as they earned the 25-16 set three win to sweep the match.
The Geoducks were led by just four kills each from the trio of Sasha Nash (Sandy, Utah/Skyline HS), Cassidy Watkins (Tucson, Ariz./Trevecca Nazarene Univ.) and Brittany Covert (Chino Hills, Calif./Northern Michigan Univ.). Kameo Dela Cuadra (Salinas, Calif./Hartnell College) put up 12 assists on the night to lead the Geoducks.
Southern Oregon was led by 11 kills from Haley Keller. Caryn Westrick put up 21 assists while Renee Yomtob led all players with 20 digs on the night.
The Geoducks play their final road match of the season on Saturday night when they take on Oregon Tech, beginning at 7 p.m. on Danny Miles Court in Klamath Falls, Ore.