Raiders upend OIT, tied for first place

KLAMATH FALLS — The Southern Oregon University volleyball team continued its winning ways with a 25-18, 26-24,25-21 victory over 17th-ranked Oregon Tech at Danny Miles Court Tuesday.

The Raiders moved into a first-place with tie with a 6-1 Cascade Conference record and an 8-7 overall mark. Oregon Tech is 6-1 in and 10-3.

The victory is the fifth straight conference win for the Raiders, and in that stretch, they've yet to drop a set.

Sophomore Samantha Yutzie turned in the best match of her career, with a match-high 16 kills and just three errors for a .481 attack percentage. Junior setter Lindsey Stone amassed 41 assists.

The Raiders set the tone for the match early by hitting an amazing .680 attack percentage in the first set, with 19 kills and only two errors.

Mia Wortel notched nine kills for the Raiders, while Sarah Holgen had eight. Leah Bergstrom and Heather Porter both finished with six kills. Bergstrom accomplished her total with no errors, while Porter had just two errors.

Johnstone and Leanne Stennett each had nine digs, while libero Maggie Rivers had eight digs.

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