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Corban scores rare win over SOU in four

SALEM — The Corban University athletic department often markets itself with the hashtag #PoweredByTradition, and until Friday night one of its longest-standing traditions was losing to the Southern Oregon volleyball team.

That changed, and in convincing fashion, with the Warriors' 25-20, 25-22, 18-25, 25-22 defeat of the 18th-ranked Raiders in front of a rowdy crowd at the C.E. Jeffers Center that helped the home team end a 26-match losing streak in the series going back to 2003.

The match served as the Cascade Conference opener for both teams. Corban — whose impressive nonleague showing included wins over NCAA Division II opponent Concordia and defending Frontier champion Carroll (Mont.) — improved to 5-2 overall. SOU dropped its fourth straight and went to 3-5 going into today's 5 p.m. contest at Northwest Christian.

Corban outside Amber Parker, last year's CCC kills champion, had a match-high 17 kills on 48 attacks. But it was the Warrior middles, Alaina Gentili and Lauren Condon, at the root of the Raiders' headaches with a combined 23 kills on just 49 swings.

Raider middle Emma Gasman was one off her career high with nine blocks — two solo, seven assisted — and also registered a team-high 11 kills. Nila Lukens had 10 kills, Taylor Ristvedt went for nine kills and six assisted blocks, and Lauren McGowne did her best to keep the Raiders in it with 37 assists and nine digs.

SOU's digs leader was Ashlyn Flynn (19), but SOU needed more to slow down the Warriors. Outside of a third set in which they hit negative-.053, the attacked at clips of .324 in the first, .229 in the second and .343 in the fourth.

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Corban scores rare win over SOU in four

SALEM — The Corban University athletic department often markets itself with the hashtag #PoweredByTradition, and until Friday night one of its longest-standing traditions was losing to the Southern Oregon volleyball team. That changed, and in convincing fashion, with the Warriors' 25-20, 25-22, 18-25, 25-22 defeat of the 18th-ranked Raiders in front of a rowdy crowd at the C.E. Jeffers Center that helped the home team end a 26-match losing streak in the series going back to 2003. The match served as the Cascade Conference opener for both teams. Corban — whose impressive nonleague showing included wins over NCAA Division II opponent Concordia and defending Frontier champion Carroll (Mont.) — improved to 5-2 overall. SOU dropped its fourth straight and went to 3-5 going into today's 5 p.m. contest at Northwest Christian. Corban outside Amber Parker, last year's CCC kills champion, had a match-high 17 kills on 48 attacks. But it was the Warrior middles, Alaina Gentili and Lauren Condon, at the root of the Raiders' headaches with a combined 23 kills on just 49 swings. Raider middle Emma Gasman was one off her career high with nine blocks — two solo, seven assisted — and also registered a team-high 11 kills. Nila Lukens had 10 kills, Taylor Ristvedt went for nine kills and six assisted blocks, and Lauren McGowne did her best to keep the Raiders in it with 37 assists and nine digs. SOU's digs leader was Ashlyn Flynn (19), but SOU needed more to slow down the Warriors. Outside of a third set in which they hit negative-.053, the attacked at clips of .324 in the first, .229 in the second and .343 in the fourth.