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St. Mary's sweeps two from Gilchrist

Maren Zielony got off to a slow start in the volleyball season because of a strained knee.

But the St. Mary's junior outside hitter didn't show any ill effects from the injury Friday as the Crusaders swept a Southern Cascade League volleyball home doubleheader from Gilchrist.

St. Mary's defeated the Grizzlies 15-10, 15-7 in the opener, then prevailed in the second match, 12-15, 15-5, 15-4.

Zielony had a team-high 20 digs and 23 kills in the twin bill for the Class 2A fourth-ranked Crusaders (11-2, 5-0 SCL).

She's just playing fabulous volleyball for us right now, said St. Mary's coach James Joy. Defensively, she's our best passer. Almost everything that comes over the net she digs. On the front row, her vertical leap has improved and she's reaching really high and crushing the ball.

Junior defensive specialist Juliana de Sousa Solis gave the Crusaders a lift with her hustle.

She typically has pretty quiet, good games for us, said Joy.

St. Mary's sophomore setter Crystal Galedrige contributed to the victories with 46 assists. She was 101-of-112 on setting opportunities.

BONANZA SWEEPS CASCADE CHRISTIAN -- At Bonanza, the Antlers took the first match 15-7, 15-8 and won the second match of the twin bill 15-10, 15-12.

Bonanza's Sarah Wiseman had six kills and Brittanie Haskins 14 service points in the opener.

In the second match, the Antlers' Sarah Manning had six kills and Krista Nieraeth 10 service points.

PROSPECT 15-15, PAISLEY 10-12 -- At Paisley, Prospect remained one game behind Butte Falls in the loss column in the Skyline A Southern Division.

Water polo

ASHLAND VICTORIOUS IN SOUTHERN LEAGUE -- At Cottage Grove, both the Ashland boys and girls water polo teams won a pair of matches Friday.

The No. 6 Ashland girls improved to 8-1 on the season with a 7-4 win against North Eugene and a 12-4 decision over Cottage Grove.

Senior Jordan Scheffler had 11 goals in both matches to lead the Grizzlies. Vanessa Walker added two goals against North Eugene, while Kiara Duggan accounted for a pair of goals against Cottage Grove.

The Ashland girls are in second place in the 12-team Southern League, one game behind leader Sheldon.

The eighth-ranked Ashland boys posted a 13-7 win over North Eugene, then defeated Cottage Grove 12-4.

Ashland junior Adam Foley scored eight goals in each game, while Brad Scoles chipped in two goals in each contest for the Grizzlies.

Ashland leads the Southern League with an 8-1 record.