CALDWELL, Idaho — For the third time this season, Stephanie Carr found the net in overtime to give Southern Oregon an overtime victory as the Raiders picked up a key, 1-0 Cascade Collegiate Conference decision over College of Idaho Friday.
The Raiders (9-5-2, 5-2-1 CCC) moved one step closer to a conference tournament berth with 16 points. SOU closes out the regular season at Eastern Oregon Sunday.
Carr scored her 13th goal of the season and her sixth game-winner in the 98th minute. The SOU career goal leader had a one-on-one shot blocked by the C of I goalkeeper, and Carr took the rebound and sent it into the open net to clinch the win.
SOU 3, EVERGREEN 0 — At Ashland, Southern Oregon won its 19th straight match and recorded its 14th straight sweep against Evergreen in Cascade Collegiate Conference play, 25-12, 25-16, 25-16, at Bob Riehm Arena.
SOU (17-8, 13-2 CCC) hosts Northwest tonight at 7.
Haley Kasler led the Raiders with 11 kills and a .409 attack percentage, while Caryn Westrick finished with 21 assists and Angela Spieker added 15. Natalie Scheller and Jordan Crossley each finished with eight kills and Renee Yomtob posted 20 digs.
On senior night, Kasler, Scheller, Spieker and Westrick were honored before the match.
Evergreen scored the first points in each set before the Raiders took command. In the opener, SOU used a 15-6 run to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 15-8 advantage and finished the set with a 10-point streak.
The Geoducks hung closer in the second and third sets. In the second set, Evergreen pulled within four points as late as 17-13 before the Raiders scored four straight points en route to the win.
In the final set, the visitors scored the first four points before SOU used a 15-5 run to pull ahead by six.