Phoenix secures first victory for new coach
PHOENIX -- It came the hard way, but first-year Phoenix coach DebbieRohlfing-Jensen earned her first win when the Pirates downed North Valley15-12, 9-15, 15-12 Thursday in Skyline Conference volleyball.
We had to change our overall momentum, said Rohlfing-Jensen,whose club improved to 1-3 in conference. I think the girls are relievedand I am very relieved.
The one player who changed the Pirates momentum was sophomore setterJanene Murphy.
Murphy stepped to the service line in Game — with her team trailing 12-7.She responded with eight straight points and the Pirates walked off thecourt a winner.
She came through big-time in the end, said Rohlfing-Jensen.It was tough, but I called a time out and told the girls they haveto want to win it.
Murphy then dealt four straight aces to start the comeback.
ROGUE RIVER 15-15, SOUTH UMPQUA 9-2 -- At Tri City,, Annie Rolph hadsix kills and five aces to pace the Rogue River attack.
Tara Yant added five kills, while Katy Linderman and Amber Goodwin hadseven digs each for the undefeated Chieftains (4-0).
Rogue River had a total of 11 service aces in the match.
HENLEY 15-15, LAKEVIEW 12-6 -- At Klamath Falls, Henley trailed 12-7in the first game before coming back to defeat the Honkers in two straightgames.
In the first game Henley's Janel DeJong had 17 kills, while Quinnan Chappelhad 23 assists.
Rachel Scott served eight points to help the Hornets take Game 2.
Katie Ruda played a good all-around match for Lakeview.
HIDDEN VALLEY 15-15, ILLINOIS VALLEY 12-4 -- At Murphy, the Mustangsran their league record to 3-1 behind junior Melissa Sayer's seven kills.
Jennifer Hogan added four kills and serving specialist April Love hadthree aces for the Mustangs.
GLENDALE 13-15-15, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 15-12-12 -- At Jacksonville, SarahMaurer's serving and hitting helped Glendale earn a Big Fir League victory.
Shelly Prier led Cascade Christian with four aces and six kills.
Natalie Peck added six kills, while Christine McCandless had three killsand four blocks for the Challengers (0-2).