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Tornado thumps Klamath

North Medford used a diversified scoring attack and opened its volleyballseason in triumphant fashion on Tuesday night.The Black Tornado got kills from seven different players as it pounded outa 15-3, 15-9 victory over Klamath Union at the North gym.A lot of kids contributed to the win and that's going to happen allseason because we're a very balanced team, North Medford coach RonBeick said.Ali Mostue had nine kills and three digs, Kristin Ferris contributed fourkills and three digs and Lacey Dalton generated four kills and three acesto pace the Tornado.Beick was also pleased with setter Mandy Horn, who distributed the ballto the outside, right side and middle with pinpoint accuracy.She really ran the offense well, Beick said.Ali Piff, the team's No. — middle, battled a stiff neck but had two killsand two blocks.ROSEBURG 15-15, EAGLE POINT 10-6 -- At Eagle Point, a big experienced Roseburgsquad took advantage of the youthful Eagles' mistakes to claim victory inthe league opener for both teams.They really covered the court well, said Eagle Point coach BrianaGrieve. They were open in the middle, but we just didn't capitalize.I think experience beat us.Becky Gregory led Eagle Point with six kills.CRATER 15-15, GRANTS PASS 3-9 -- At Grants Pass, first-year coach Leaf Jensenearned his first SOC victory with a convincing win over Grants Pass.Teri Schneider led the Comets with nine blocks, while Rhonda Lamson served11 points in two games.Megan Robbins blasted seven kills for Crater, which was bolstered by thedefensive play of Amy Chase and Jen Dunlap.Jill Cohen and Mandy Lane had solid offensive nights for the Cavers, saidcoach Kathy Dungey.