Oregon Tech Falls in Five to Concordia
Megan Christensen led the Owls with 15 kills in match two of the SOU Invitational versus Concordia. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
ASHLAND, Ore. (Aug. 21, 2009) - The Oregon Tech volleyball team dropped a tough five set decision to Concordia University in day one of the Southern Oregon Invitational (25-21, 13-25, 25-20, 17-25, 15-11). The Owls sit at 0-2 on the season, while the Cavaliers improved to 1-1.
Last year conference honorable mention selection, Megan Christensen (Jr. Klamath Falls, Ore.), finished in double digit kills with a match-high 15 to lead the Owl offense. Miranda Weitz (Pullman, Wash.) tallied 9 kills and picked up 3 digs. Newcomer Christine Bansen (Fr. Monmouth, Ore.) was solid with 7 kills and 9 digs, while transfer Porsha Ellison (Jr. Salem, Ore.) and Mikayla Morgan (Jr. Klamath Falls, Ore.) tallied 5 kills each. Sarah Svedin (So. Palmer, Ala.) finished with 23 assists, followed by sophomore setter Jackie Polette (Helena, Mont.) with 13. Joey Larsen added a match-high 27 digs with Paige Wallachy (Corvallis, Ore.) following with a career-high 12 digs.
Tech will play host and rival Southern Oregon University in the final day of the SOU Invitational Saturday at 2:00 pm before a trip to the Point Loma Invitational next weekend in San Diego.
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