The reigning Class 3A state Player of the Year had another monster night to help the Cascade Christian volleyball team trounce a 4A opponent.
Senior outside hitter Caroline McMahon had 20 kills and 18 digs, as the Challengers beat Henley 25-19, 25-23, 25-21 in nonconference action Wednesday at Cascade Christian High School.
McMahon, who helped the Challengers win the Class 3A state championship last season, was at her best in the clutch, spiking a winner to clinch for Cascade Christian the second set three points after the Hornets took a 23-22 lead.
“She’s definitely our workhorse,” Cascade Christian coach Rob Kleker said of McMahon, who had 36 kills in the Challengers' first two matches.
Also for the Challengers (3-0), Olivia Borg had five kills and eight digs, Taylor Cave 28 assists, Kaylee Cannon four kills, three blocks and two aces and Gabbi Burton four kills.
“I thought we played pretty well,” Cascade Christian coach Rob Kleker said. “Henley definitely gave us a challenge. They came after us in a way that our other two opponents didn’t, which caused us to adjust a little bit. But I thought our kids did a great job of adjusting.”
CRATER 10, ROGUE RIVER 0: At Central Point, senior midfielder Ally Ritchey had two goals and an assist and junior forward Justyce Glaessner also scored twice in the nonconference rout.
Ritchey tallied the first goal of the game in the 14th minute.
Crater, which improved to 3-0-1, led 5-0 at halftime.
Rogue River was playing its season opener.
ROGUE RIVER 4, CRATER 2: At Rogue River, Crater sophomore Colton Bryant scored four seconds into the second half to cut the deficit to 3-1, but the Chieftains held on.
Sophomore Camden Thurman added Crater’s last goal with 17 minutes to go in the game, but that was as close as the Comets (0-2) got.
The game was the season opener for Rogue River.