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SOU uses comeback to take down Corban

SALEM — After dropping the first two sets, 16th-ranked Southern Oregon played some of its best volleyball of the year to defeat Corban, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-3 Saturday in Salem.

Southern Oregon improved to 13-2 overall and 7-1 in Cascade Conference play. Corban dropped to 4-11 and 3-4.

The Warriors held the Raiders to a .080 and .156 attack percentage in the first two sets to put the Raiders' backs against the wall.

Southern Oregon responded by hitting .452 in the third set, with 16 kills and only two errors to start the SOU comeback. The Raiders then hit .357 to tie the match in the fourth set and took compete control in the fifth set.

SOU jumped out to a 9-1 lead on a Becky Johnstone ace, then a kill by Chelsea Hartman ended the comeback with a 15-3 victory.

Hartman finished with a match-high 18 kills for Southern Oregon. Heather Porter finished with 17 kills, and Leanne Stennett had 10 kills and 16 digs.