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Bergstrom lifts Raiders

LA GRANDE — Junior Leah Bergstrom turned in a match-high 16 kills as the 21st-ranked Southern Oregon volleyball team scored a 24-26, 25-23 25-23, 25-20 victory over Eastern Oregon Friday.

Bergstrom's 16 kills came with only three errors. Leanne Stennett added 10 kills and only one error, and Sarah Holgen finished with 10 kills.

After taking the first set, Eastern came out and took a 17-14 lead in the second set before the Raiders came firing back. Kills by Bergstrom and Holgen tied the set at 19-19 and an Eastern error made it 20-19. Another Bergstrom kill and a Eastern error helped the Raiders take the second set and tie the match.


FRESNO PACIFIC 1, SOU 0 — At Ashland, Ashley's Sherr's goal with 3:40 to play in the first overtime was the difference as Fresno Pacific knocked off Southern Oregon, 1-0.

The Raiders (1-4-1) outshot the Sunbirds (1-1), 8-6, in the first half.

After SOU goalkeeper Jessica Kuehlwein held an attacking Sunbird offense at bay in the second half, the Raiders forced overtime.

In the overtime, Kuehlwein turned away a shot by FPU's Ida Rodriguez at the 7:20 mark, but four minutes later, Rodriguez found Sherr to put the match away.