CALDWELL, Idaho — Rebecca Haight recorded 20 kills and added 18 digs, leading Eastern Oregon to a four-set win over Southern Oregon in the Cascade Collegiate Conference semifinals Friday at the J.A. Albertson Activities Center.
The Mountaineers picked up their 11th straight victory, 25-18, 25-19, 18-25, 25-21, to advance to the league tournament championship match for the first time in program history. Southern Oregon (19-12) failed to reach the league final for the first time in more than 10 years.
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Sorensen logged 15 kills in the victory, with setter Karly Stack recording 27 assists and eight digs, and libero Kaitlyn Duncan leading EOU with 24 digs.
The Raiders got 16 kills from Scheller and eight from Liz Madden. Setter Caryn Westrick had 23 assists and seven digs, and Renee Yomtob added 29 digs.
HASAY LEADS DUCKS — At Seattle, Jordan Hasay won her third straight NCAA West Regional crown to lead the third-ranked Oregon women to their first West title since 1995.
The win qualifies the Ducks for the NCAA Championships Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky.
Meanwhile, Trevor Dunbar led the UO men with his third-place finish. Dunbar is guaranteed a spot in the NCAAs, while the men's team, which finished fourth, will find out today if they receive one of 13 at-large bids.
Hasay broke away from Cal Poly's Laura Hollander and Stanford's Kathy Kroeger with 600 meters remaining to earn her first victory of 2012. The senior from Arroyo Grande, Calif., won in 19:16. Hollander was next in 19:22 with Kroeger, the Pac-12 champion, third in 19:27 over the 6,000-meter course.
Hasay became the first Duck to win three straight regional crowns. She was one of three Oregon runners to finish in the top 10, and one of six in the top 26 as the Ducks held off challenges from No. 4 Arizona, No. 5 Stanford and No. 7 Washington.
The Ducks scored 64 points. The Cardinal and Wildcats tied for second with 85.
In the men's race, No. 3-ranked Stanford won with 45 points. Portland was second and UCLA third.
Dunbar, a senior from Kodiak, Alaska, chased Arizona's Lawi Lalang and Stephen Sambu the entire race before Lalang pulled away to win in 29:02. Sambu was second in 29:38, with Dunbar coming in in 29:43.
DAVENPORT 72, SOUTHERN OREGON 57 — At Daytona Beach, Fla., Dominez Burnett had 17 points, five rebounds and three assists to lead Davenport to a nonleague victory.
Kyle Tedder scored 16 points to pace Southern Oregon, which fell to (2-1).