Owls Haunt Corban
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Oregon Tech volleyball team finished out the regular season home schedule with an impressive four set win over Corban College tonight in Cascade Collegiate Conference action 25-22, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21.
The Owls improve to 6-18 overall and 5-11 in the conference standings. Corban falls to 9-17 and 7-10 in CCC play.
Megan Christensen had another magnificent performance, tonight with 19 kills, seven digs and one ace. Joey Larsen finished in double digit kills with 13 to go with nine digs. Mikayla Morgan was solid, adding six kills, 11 digs and two block assists. Setter Sarah Svedin came away with a team-high 22 assists, followed by Jackie Polette with 16. Paige Wallachy added a team-high 12 digs and two aces in the victory.
Chandra Baskoro led the Corban attack with 16 kills, followed by Jenny Harman with 15. Setter Karisa Calderon tallied a match-high 23 assists, while Megan Dees followed with 20. Rebecca Franke would add a match-high 14 digs, with Heather Anderson adding nine.
After 12 ties, the last at 16 apiece, the Owls finally took control on a Joey Larsen kill and Warrior attack error to lead 19-16. An ensuing Megan Christensen kill and Paige Wallachy ace put Tech up 21-16.
Three-straight brought the Warriors back to 21-19. Corban then cut the Owl lead to 22-21, but the Owls were able to score three of the next four points to take set 1 by the final of 25-22.
Two-straight Joey Larsen aces got the Owls on track in set 2, but a six point run by Corban would give the visitors a 6-3 advantage.
The teams would go back-and-forth with nine ties, the last at 18-18, before Tech went up 21-18 on a Sarah Svedin ace and back-to-back blocks by Christensen and Porsha Ellison. Corban closed to within two, 24-22, but the Owls answered with set point to win 25-22.
The Owls looked to sweep, taking a 13-9 lead to begin set 3, but Corban charged back to tie it at 15-15 and eventually took a five point lead of their own, 23-18. Tech got no closer, as the Warriors took hung on for a 225-20 win.
Set 4 saw the Warriors jump out to a 10-6 lead, but the Owls fought back to tie it at 15-15. Tech then took a 17-15 edge on back-to-back blocks. The Owls extended their lead to 19-15, but not before CC cut their deficit to 19-17.
A Larsen kill and ensuing block pushed the Owl lead back to four points, 21-17. Corban got to within three points, 23-20, but back-to-back Christensen kills ended the set and match, 25-21.
The Owls travel to Washington for their final two matches of the season beginning Friday at Northwest University and Saturday at Evergreen State.
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