EAGLE POINT — Crater fixed the serve-receive issues that cropped up in its previous match and Nehkyah Ellis had 11 kills, 10 digs and 5 aces as the Comets remained undefeated in Midwestern League play with a 25-14, 25-10, 25-14 victory over Eagle Point on Thursday at Eagle Point High School.
Addison Lowder had nine kills and a block, Maya VanHook five kills and two blacks and sophomore outside hitter Ashtyn Slater had what head coach Leaf Jensen described as her best match of the season with four kills. Rane Jensen added 11 digs and two aces and Heather Colmer five digs and four aces for Crater, which improved to 6-0 — all MWL matches.
“We’ve been struggling a little bit with low energy ...but we played great tonight,” Jensen said. “We had high energy and played hard on defense. Eagle Point was scrappy. They definitely got a lot of balls back to us, but we had our offense clicking and our tempo going.”
Eagle Point (2-4, 1-4 MWL) was led by senior libero Emmalee Stevens, who had 33 digs, and Alyson Scheffler, who had five kills and 23 digs.
“The score did not show how well these girls played tonight,” Eagle Point coach Hannah Mannenbach said. “They played awesome defense, every set, every point. We made them work for every point.”
SOUTH MEDFORD 3, MAZAMA 0: Maggie Hutto had six kills and Maddie Dalke four aces as the Panthers cruised to the nonleague victory, 25-18, 25-10, 25-19.
Catherine Rostel added five kills for South Medford, which improved to 2-2.
Mazama fell to 1-4.