The 14th-ranked Southern Oregon volleyball team improved to 5-0 in Cascade Conference play with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 sweep of Northwest University Friday in Kirkland, Wash.

The 14th-ranked Southern Oregon volleyball team improved to 5-0 in Cascade Conference play with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 sweep of Northwest University Friday in Kirkland, Wash.

The Raiders are now 8-2 overall and travel to Evergreen State Saturday night. Northwest dropped to 7-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

Leanne Stennett led the Raiders with 16 kills, while Megan Bartling had 13 kills and Sarah Holgen finished with 10 kills.

The Raiders jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the opener before having to hold on after Northwest tied the set at 16-16. An ace by Renee Yomtob and a kill by Sarah Holgen helped the Raiders pull ahead at 21-16.

Southern cruised to victory in the second set and then had to battle the Eagles to pull off the sweep. Northwest led 12-7 in the third set before the Raiders rallied to tie the set on a Stennett kill and then take the lead at 13-12 on a kill by Leah Bergstrom as the Raiders took the sweep.

Anu Akamine had nine kills for the Eagles.

Lindsey Stone, the back-to-back Cascade Conference Setter of the Week, finished with 38 assists. Holgen had a team-high 22 digs and Stennett had 12 digs.

Women's Soccer

In what head coach Jon Clement called the team's best performance of the year, Southern Oregon fell to No. 22 Carroll College 2-0 Friday in Caldwell, Idaho.

The Raiders are now 4-2-1 and will face Rocky Mountain Sunday morning. Carroll improved to 5-1-1 on the season.

Carroll used a pair of unassisted goals to beat the Raiders. Abby Coburn scored at the 38th minute and Macie Netz scored in the 48th minute.

"We made a couple mistakes, but besides that we dictated the pace of the game," Clement said. "The second half was the best performance we've had all year. We just couldn't get a goal and it was an unfortunate result against a really good team."

The Raiders out-shot the Saints 17-6 and held a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Stephanie Carr had four shots and two shots on goal for the Raiders. Lauren Slaughter had three shots, two on goal.