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Raiders suffer first conference loss

PORTLAND — Southern Oregon had its five-match win streak snapped at Concordia Saturday.

The 15th-ranked Raiders (10-3 overall, 4-1 CCC) dropped their third straight to the Cavaliers (9-4, 6-0) dating back to last season, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19.

Jenessa Taylor had seven kills, and her 41 assists helped four other Cavs to six or more. Ashley Jibby (13 kills), Lindsey Dorsey (12) and Brianna Hogan (10) were most frequently on the receiving end.

Lauren McGowne tallied 44 assists, 12 digs and five blocks for SOU, and Paulla Pinheiro reached 17 kills with 11 digs, but their 32 attacking errors resulted in an .093 attacking average that was too much to overcome.

Emma Gasman did SOU's most efficient work with 11 kills on 25 swings. Motade Atanda's 10 kills were offset by 14 errors, though she added 10 digs.

Little came easy for Concordia, whose .190 average was sunk by Nikki Keller's eight assisted blocks. The Cavs prevailed late, however; they won three of the last four points in the first set, five of the last six in the third and never trailed in the fourth.