Ashland triumphs over South Medford
The Ashland High volleyball team continued its streak through the Southern Oregon Conference with a 15-11, 15-2 triumph over host South Medford on Thursday.
The Grizzlies have rolled through three straight opponents following a loss to Eagle Point.
The Panthers stayed close through much of the first game before falling to defeat, but couldn't provide the same effort in a lopsided Game 2 defeat.
That first game we were tough, said South Medford coach Jerry Hagstrom. We just did not put the ball away in the second game. I don't know what the deal was.
Setter Stephanie Anderburg had 10 assists for the Panthers in the opener and Megan Shanahan contributed two service aces.
The Grizzlies jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the final game and never looked back.
We were just flat, said Hagstrom. If we come out (in the second game) with the same intensity we had in that first game ... I don't know if the outcome would have been different but we would have at least given them a game.
Megan Beugli was 15-for-15 serving with three aces and five digs, while Molly Grossmann had 16 assists for Ashland (10-5, 6-2 SOC). Teammate Kacey Zundel had eight kills and eight digs and Marla Morin had five kills and five blocks.
Jessica Rickman led the Panthers (7-11, 3-5 SOC) with five kills, while Shanahan added four.
NORTH MEDFORD 15-15, EAGLE POINT 2-13 -At Eagle Point, Amy Bakker had eight kills and no hitting errors to lead North Medford to an SOC win.
Stacey Casebier added six kills and four digs, while Candace Fleener had a team-high 20 assists to go along with five digs, three blocks and three kills for North (8-6, 3-5 SOC).
K.C. Grieve had 10 service points for Eagle Point (3-5 SOC), which was without Dani Rouhier due to illness.
CRATER 15-15, KLAMATH UNION 1-5 -At Central Point, senior middle Nichollette LeBel registered eight kills, senior outside hitter Addie Wiersma had seven and junior outside hitter Erin Kinney added six as Crater romped past Klamath Union.
Senior setter Sarah Yager added 22 assists for the Comets, who moved to 4-3 in the SOC and 7-6 overall.
ROSEBURG 15-15, GRANTS PASS 0-9 -At Roseburg, Katie Kahn and Kristen Bitter had seven kills apiece as fifth-ranked Roseburg cruised to a Southern Oregon Conference win.
Shannon Burmeister added six kills and Taylor Jones contributed four. Teammate Mary Patricia Junkin led the way with 16 assists, while Mary Hooper had 12 digs for the Indians (20-2, 8-0 SOC).