Butte Falls falters in home match to MVL foe Gilchrist

BUTTE FALLS — The on-again, off-again play of the Butte Falls volleyball team has been an issue as of late.

Those inconsistencies began to seep in yet again after taking the first game from Gilchrist on Friday, allowing the visitors to escape with a 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-16 Mountain Valley League triumph.

"I can't figure out why our team can't play consistently," said Loggers coach Ronnie Burg. "We've had spurts of greatness, but I just don't know why we just can't play consistently."

Beth Sutfin and Mariah Moore each had five-point serving spurts for Butte Falls in Game 2, but the Loggers relinquished their short-lived lead with unforced errors and inaccurate passing.

"We should have had that second game, but we just couldn't put it away," said Burg. "We find ourselves out of position sometimes and not getting to the balls that we should have. We're just gonna have to keep plugging along and work hard in practice."

Moore finished with nine assists, three kills and three aces. Sutfin was 14 of 19 from the service line with nine aces — three coming during her five-point run in Game 2.

Annie Ferguson was 11-for-14 from the line and added five assists and six aces for the Loggers (1-4, 0-4 District 6), who also received six kills from Samantha Taylor.

Water Polo

ASHLAND SWEEPS — At Ashland, Ashland's boys and girls water polo teams earned a sweep over Medford in dominating fashion, with the boys winning 22-8 and the girls claiming a 19-4 victory at the SOU pool.

Robin Haase had five goals and three other players had four to lead the Grizzly boys, while Kyle Wehage led Medford with three goals and Michael Hill added nine saves.

In the girls match, Natalie Decarlo had six goals and Carley Santee contributed eight blocks to propel Ashland. Nilsa Gibson led Medford with two goals and Hannah Gilder had nine saves in the loss.

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