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Roseburg run sends Crater to defeat

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP

CENTRAL POINT-- Roseburg ran off seven straight points in the third game and continued on to defeat Crater, 15-10, 4-15, 15-4 Tuesday night in a Southern Oregon Conference volleyball match.

The Comets' loss spoiled a strong effort by Crystal Galedrige, who had 18 digs, six kills and two aces. Addie Wiersma added 10 digs, three kills and a strong passing night for Crater, while Brandi Hall had seven kills, five digs and two blocks for the Comets (4-7 SOC).

I felt pretty good after the second game, said Crater coach Leaf Jensen. It was a tough loss because I thought we had a good shot after the second game and after taking a 2-0 lead in the third game.

Roseburg is the only team I haven't beaten in my three years here. It's frustrating because we were close. We just let down in the third game.

NORTH MEDFORD 15-15, EAGLE POINT 2-5--At Eagle Point, Kendra Mitchell served seven straight points in the third game as North Medford rallied to seal the SOC win.

Chaley Higgins had eight kills and one ace for North and Kara Hwang registered five kills, three aces and three digs.

North Medford, which finished in a tie for fifth in the Clearwater Classic last Saturday in Bend, improved to 6-5 in the SOC.

Jill Carrigan served five straight points in the first game for North Medford.

KLAMATH UNION 15-15-15, SOUTH MEDFORD 17-6-12-- At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union's Kristina Matchett and South's Crystal Peterson each showed why they are considered standouts for their respective teams in a wild Southern Oregon Conference matchup.

Matchett had 24 kills, 16 digs and three blocks to pace the Pelicans (9-2 SOC), while Peterson had 19 kills, four blocks and some excellent passing to lead the Panthers.

KU gained an 8-0 and 13-4 advantage on South Medford in the first game before the Panthers roared back for the win.

The Pels answered with a resounding effort in the second game and had enough cushion to survive a late rally in the third game.

Kaylene Munson added 11 kills, three blocks and nine digs for KU, while Megan Barry had 32 assists for South.

Lynn Wooton added six blocks, Carrie Doren had four blocks and Kellie Thomas had six kills for the Panthers (8-9, 4-7 SOC).

ASHLAND 15-15, GRANTS PASS 7-6-- At Grants Pass, sophomore middle Kacey Zundel, substituting for starter Rachel Carlin, had a team-high four blocks and four kills as No. 3-ranked Ashland's magic number to at least tie for the SOC title was reduced to one.

Carlin missed the match because of an injured rotator cuff.

Amy Williams and Loriana Berman each came up with five digs, while senior setter Chelsea Morgan had 21 assists on 40 sets.

In game 2, Grants Pass held a 4-3 lead before Berman served 11 straight points, including the first four on aces.

NORTH VALLEY 15-15, PHOENIX 10-12-- At North Valley, Elena Mendoza totaled 34 assists and nine digs to lead the Knights to the Skyline Conference win.

Phoenix led 12-6 in the second game, but the Pirates could not close out the win.

Charlotte Beck and Amanda Renius both had 10 kills for North Valley. Beck also had 10 digs.

Phoenix fell to 16-6 overall and 6-5 in Skyline play.

HENLEY 15-15, ROGUE RIVER 4-7-- At Klamath Falls, Rogue River used an aggressive attack and passed well against second-ranked Henley (27-3, 11-0 Skyline), but the Hornets had a diversified offense with seven different players registering kills.

The Hornets missed one serve in 48 attempts, but only had two aces against the hustling Chieftains.

Henley sophomore Krystal Young had an efficient performance with a team-high seven kills out of 10 swings.

Junior setter Bree Maupin was responsible for the good distribution in the Hornets' attack.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 15-15, HIDDEN VALLEY 6-12-- At Cave Junction, Chie Harimoto and Carol Chan paced Illinois Valley from the service line in earning the Skyline Conference victory.

Harimoto, a Japanese exchange student, served five straight points in the first game and six in the second to help cushion the Cougars' lead. Chan earned aces in three of her last four serves to help ice the second game.

Emily Hoskins added stellar play at the net for IV (3-8 Skyline), which also received solid efforts from Julie Shump, Tiffany Pope, Shannon D'Arpino and Kathy Nadow.

LAKEVIEW 15-15, MAZAMA 2-1-- At Klamath Falls, Mazama had no answer for Lakeview's quick offense.

The Honkers spread their offensive effectively and didn't allow Mazama to set its block.

Kristi Albertson sparked Lakeview with six kills and German foreign exchange student Katja Steimle led the Honkers' 100 percent serving with a 19-for-19 effort.

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CASCADE CHRISTIAN SPLITS WITH LOST RIVER-- At Merrill, Kristin Salamone had three blocks and Kelly Clarke two as Cascade Christian rallied to win the second match of the doubleheader, 9-15, 15-10, 15-12, and preserve a Southern Cascade League split.

Christine McCandless of Cascade Christian had 10 kills in the first match, but Lost River prevailed 15-8, 12-15, 15-10.

Cascade lost senior Cathleen Wolf for the season with a back injury in the first match.

PROSPECT 15-15, BUTTE FALLS 3-12-- At Prospect, the Cougars turned in one of their best performances of the season in sending the Loggers to their first loss in Skyline A League play.

Prospect managed a 10-2 lead in the first game and came up with the key points when needed in the second game to improve to 8-4 in Skyline A play. Butte Falls dropped to 6-1.

Ginny Lewis had four aces and five kills, and Addie Stockebrand added four aces and 11 assists to pace the Cougars. Kary Lenderman chipped in five kills and four blocks, while Jessica Kraemer had 10 digs.