St. Mary's drops SCL match

St. Mary's has been forced to make some adjustments since losing starter Jordan Jackson to an injury. And that process continued in a straight set Southern Cascade League volleyball loss against fifth-ranked Bonanza on Tuesday.

The league-leading Antlers used some superior defense en route to a hard-fought 25-18, 25-18, 25-19 victory at the Crusader gym.

St. Mary's (14-14, 7-4 SCL) remained second in the league standings, one game ahead of Lakeview.

"It was the best we played since Jordan (Jackson) has been out," said St. Mary's coach James Joy. "We played them pretty tough. We're still trying to figure out what's going to work best for our crew."

Jackson missed her third straight SCL match because of a broken finger. Joy expects the sophomore setter back in the lineup soon.

To compensate for the loss of Jackson, sophomore Kylee Adderson has been moved from a middle to setter and responded with 14 assists.

"Bonanza is so great on defense there were a couple times we thought the ball was down and somebody came from nowhere and it was back over the net," said Joy. "It's hard to put the ball away."

St. Mary's middles — freshman Alexi Provost and sophomore Rachel Rostel — combined for 11 blocks.

"They were active at the net," said Joy of the duo. "Between the two of them, they took the Bonanza middles out of it."

Junior outside hitter Danielle Shubat had a team-high seven kills and 19 digs, while sophomore Domonique Valdez was strong defensively with 18 digs.


HENLEY 3, PHOENIX 0 — At Klamath Falls, third-ranked Henley wore down Phoenix with its ball control and registered a 25-20, 25-10, 25-6 Skyline victory.

Autumn Wedan, Stephanie Matheson and Andrea Straw each had nine kills for the Hornets (23-1, 7-0 Skyline). Setter Cori Wallace tallied 18 assists.

HIDDEN VALLEY 3, NORTH VALLEY 0 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley broke its tie with North Valley for second place in the Skyline Conference with the 25-8, 25-16, 25-11 decision.

The Knights (4-3, 4-8 Skyline) ended up as the Skyline Conference's third-place team and, on Monday, will play the winner of a Phoenix-Illinois Valley league playoff in a play-in match for a state berth.

For the Knights, senior Ashton Britton had 10 digs, Savana Drew had four kills, two blocks and two aces and setter Alexandra Farmer added nine assists.


CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3, MYRTLE POINT 0 — At Myrtle Point, for the first time in school history, not one team picked up a single game on Cascade Christian, which finished a perfect 13-0 after a 25-12, 25-20, 25-10 Sunset League triumph.

The Challengers will host the third-place team from the Lewis & Clark League on Nov. 1.

Senior libero Hannah Brewster anchored the Challenger defense with 13 digs while Rachelle Buck chipped in a team-high nine kills.

The Challengers also received eight kills from Becca Sellars and three blocks from her sister Emily Sellers.

COQUILLE 3, ROGUE RIVER 0 — At Rogue River, Alli Ehrhardt had three kills and four blocks and Jordie Campbell added seven digs for Rogue River, but Coquille won 25-15, 25-15, 25-16 in the Sunset League match.

Rogue River (3-10, 3-10 Sunset) finishes the season Thursday against Cascade Christian.

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