SOU Volleyball Opens Lithia Motors Pavilion With Sweep of LC State

In front of a home crowd on the SOU campus for the first time in two years, the Raiders stayed perfect on the season and swept LC State.

Posted: Aug 24, 2018 11:13 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2018 2:21 PM

ASHLAND—It had been over 1,000 days since the Southern Oregon volleyball team had played a game on its own campus, but Friday night at Lithia Motors Pavilion changed that.

The first competitive action at the Raiders’ new $24 million facility came in the form of the Raider Invitational, and SOU quickly disposed of LC State, three sets to none, to punctuate the night in style.

"The hair on your neck stands up a little bit when something exciting happens and the crowd raises up. It's been a long time since we felt that," head coach Josh Rohlfing said.

SOU volleyball, and every other one of its indoor sports teams, had spent the past two years playing at Ashland High School. For many of the team’s upperclassmen, this moment was a long time coming.

"You're just waiting years and years and they tell you one day and then it's just pushed further. It's super awesome to finally have the space,” junior outside hitter Taylor Ristvedt said. “The first time we walked in it was surreal. It didn't even feel like our gym, it just feels like you're walking into this D1 facility."

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