The Southwestern Oregon Community College volleyball team ends its season at home Wednesday against Umpqua, trying to avoid a winless record in the NWAC South Region.

The Lakers and Riverhawks face off at 6:30 p.m. at Prosper Hall.

SWOCC was beaten at home over the weekend by Lane and Linn-Benton.

Lane topped the Lakers 25-17, 25-21, 17-25, 25-19. Laura Gross had 19 kills and Brooke Fisher 12 for SWOCC. Baley VanWormer had 40 assists and Marshfield graduate Shaylynn Jensen 11 digs.

Siuslaw graduate Brittany Long had six kills, North Bend graduate Brooke Aldrich had four and Coquille graduate Trisha Ray three for SWOCC.

Myrtle Point graduate Morgan Newton had 12 assists for Lane.

Linn-Benton swept the Lakers 25-16, 25-20, 25-20. Fisher had 10 kills in the loss, VanWormer 19 assists and Jensen 14 digs.

Linn-Benton improved to 11-2 in region play and will join Chemeketa (12-1), Clark (10-3) and Mount Hood (8-5) in the postseason. SWOCC is 0-13.


SWOCC had the top two golfers last week in the Highline Invitational in Washington.

Kobie Lockwood edged teammate Kolby Loflin by a point in the Stableford scoring system used in the tournament. The two helped lead the Lakers to the team title.

Southwestern's Abby Dixon was the women’s champion by a single point over 2016-17 NWAC player of the year Brianna Esvelt of Columbia Basin in the Stableford scoring system. Dixon led the Lakers to fourth place.

Results in The World last week did not correctly list the individual winners because the NWAC website did not list scoring in the proper format.

The tournament concluded the fall season for the Lakers.

Women's wrestling

SWOCC won the final three matches of the night by pin to beat Southern Oregon 24-20 in a match Saturday.

The Lakers won the first three matches by decisioin, with victories by Ivy Navarro (101 pounds), Deanna Silver (109) and Irina Alvarez (116). Southern Oregon won the next four, with Nevina DeLuca pinning Ayza Abbas (123), Anesia Ramirez winning by technical fall over Kaycee Holmgren (130), Alejandra Rodriguez pinning Olivia Demars (136) and Sienna Ramirez winning by tech fall over Makayla Fine (143).

But the Lakers got pins by Taj Vierra (155), Ivery Ayers (170) and Ebony Ayers (191) to win the match.

Southern Oregon was No. 10 and SWOCC No. 20 in the Women’s College Wrestling Association rankings released today.