Resilient Eagles knock off rival Comets

EAGLE POINT — Eagle Point had to come back in two of the three sets, but it still managed a 25-22, 25-12, 25-20 volleyball victory over 6A Southern Oregon Hybrid foe Crater Tuesday.

The 5A Eagles trailed 11-5 in the opening set before rebounding and faced a similar early deficit in the third set before pulling out the win to put their overall record at 6-5.

"We trailed early, then went on a nice run to even it up," said Eagle Point coach Rob Kleker of the first set. "We just couldn't quite put them away until the end. It was the same kind of thing in Game 3. We let them jump out to a lead and had to claw our way back."

Tatum Winter had 10 kills for the Eagles. Six of them came in the second set. Whitney Barber added five kills in the match.

Carolina Regalado notched 15 assists and five aces, and Lesley Nielson had 15 digs.

ASHLAND 3, GRANTS PASS 1 ­ — At Ashland, Cassie Hall had 46 assists and five aces and Sam Boehnke pounded 14 kills as Ashland snapped a three-match losing streak with a nonconference win at Mountain Avenue Gym. Ashland won 25-14, 23-25, 27-25, 25-12.

Mo Keller and Piper Cantrell combined for 48 digs for the 5A Grizzlies (3-4), who blew a 21-15 lead in Game 2 before bouncing back with a clutch Game 3.

Grants Pass (4-7) was led by Hannah Johnson, who tallied seven kills and 12 blocks.

ROSEBURG 3, NORTH MEDFORD 0 — At Roseburg, North Medford had trouble handling Roseburg's serving as the Indians romped 25-15, 25-18, 25-14.

North Medford's offense was paced by junior middle blockers Mikayla Murphy (six kills) and Caiti Barrie (four kills).

Black Tornado setter Emily Otoski had eight assists and seven digs, and senior libero Kim Gomez came up with 15 digs.

North Medford is 2-6, 1-3 in the Southern Oregon Hybrid.

PHOENIX 3, KLAMATH UNION 0 — At Klamath Falls, Phoenix evened its Skyline Conference record at 1-1 with a 25-13, 25-11, 25-23 victory.

Kelsie Bradfield led the way with 12 kills and five digs. Meagan Cheyne had seven kills and three blocks, and Katie Strong notched five digs.

The Pirates missed on only six serves in the three sets.

HIDDEN VALLEY 3, HENLEY 0 — At Klamath Falls, Hidden Valley moved to the top of the OSAA power rankings for 4A with its first league win over Henley in 14 years, 25-15, 27-25, 25-22.

Bailey Bars, a junior right-side hitter, led the Mustangs at the service line with seven aces. Bars also 10 kills.

Junior outside Elizabeth Venzon notched eight kills and 12 digs. Setter Amanda Doig passed out 19 assists and served five aces for the Mustangs (11-1, 2-0 Skyline).

  • MAZAMA 3, NORTH VALLEY 1 — At Klamath Falls, Mazama triumphed 25-15, 25-14, 26-28, 25-12 to even its Skyline Conference record at 1-1.
  • ST. MARY'S 3, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0 — Middle hitter Kylee Adderson paced St. Mary's with 13 kills and nine blocks, and setter Jordan Jackson added 30 assists to lead the Crusaders to their first win over Cascade Christian since 2003.

St. Mary's won 25-17, 26-24, 25-16 in the Southern Cascade Hybrid matchup.

Alden Caldwell had a key block in the second game to charge up St. Mary's (6-0, 3-0 SCH), while Alexi Provost-Shean served seven straight points in Game 3 to help the Crusaders pull away. Libero Sam Bayer added 24 digs.

Senior outside hitter Amanda Kinney had 13 kills and six digs for the Challengers (2-1 SCH), and Haley Casebier added 22 assists. Meghan Higday had three blocks and three kills.

ROGUE RIVER 3, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 — At Rogue River, Rogue River capitalized on effective net play and strong defense in a 25-15, 25-18, 25-10 Southern Cascade Hybrid win.

Alli Ehrhardt, a junior middle blocker, led the way for the Chieftains (2-3, 1-1 SCH) with eight kills, five blocks and four digs.

Rogue River received five kills and four digs from Jesse Sondag, and Sarah Segura contributed six kills and one block.

Libero Becky Goodboe came up with five digs.

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