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Phoenix cruises past Hidden Valley

Prep Volleyball

MURPHY ' Phoenix held Hidden Valley at a comfortable distance throughout the match in a 25-15, 25-11, 25-16 Skyline Conference win Tuesday.

The Pirates are 4-0 in league.

We had a pretty efficient night, said Pirate coach Tom Murphy. We played very good defense and kept the pressure on them.

Senior setter Shonda George served up five aces for the Pirates to lead the offense. George only missed one serve all night finishing 22-for-23.

George had eight kills and Aurora Fly seven for Phoenix.

The defense also showed good net skills as junior Laci Lockett posted seven blocks and Kelsey Nelson stuffed five Mustang scoring attempts.

— Ashley McCarty had 10 digs and Nicole Engle seven.

We got a really good defensive effort, said Murphy. We don't donate many points to the other team.

NORTH VALLEY 25-25-18-25, ILLINOIS VALLEY 21-19-25-14 ' At Cave Junction, North Valley (3-2 Skyline) received a good all-around match from Kellye DePorte with four aces, eight digs, six assists and three kills.

North Valley leaders were Randi Reel (12 kills), Ashley Parker (five aces), Brandy Stromme (16 digs) and Trista Morton (nine assists).

Ricci Coultis had 18 digs, 11 kills and 10 aces to spark Illinois Valley (0-4 Skyline), while Leilani Tausaga contributed 16 digs, seven blocks and 13 kills.

Teammate Emily Dudley also had a big match with 13 kills and seven digs.

HENLEY 25-25-25, ROGUE RIVER 10-16-9 ' At Klamath Falls, Mikayla Morgan was 13-for-13 serving and blasted two aces as Henley improved to 10-3 overall, 4-1 in the Skyline.

Megan Christiansen tallied 10 kills for the Hornets, while teammates Jennifer Eiland had four stuff blocks and setter Sierra Patzke 13 assists.

For Rogue River (1-3 Skyline), Michelle Woodall had four kills and a dig, Michelle Krein had three digs and Kayla Tocher notched six kills.


ROSEBURG 22-21-25-25-15, CRATER 25-25-11-15-13 ' At Central Point, Crater shocked Roseburg (6-1 SOC) by winning the first two games, but junior outside Emily Waldron rallied Roseburg.

The Comets led 12-8 in the decisive fifth game, but the Indians ended on a 7-1 run.

Crater sophomore outside Haley Hevern performed well with team highs in kills (12) and digs (26). Comet junior Amanda Penkala added 10 kills.

Arlisa Hoffman led the Comet back row with 17 digs and defensive specialists Becca Shalimar and Reighly Shinkle passed the ball effectively.

For Roseburg, Waldron ended with 17 kills and 14 digs, Brittany Belshe added 10 kills and middle Nora Burmeister contributed eight kills and seven blocks. Natalie Hooper came up with 15 digs for the Indians.

EAGLE POINT 20-19-25-25-16, GRANTS PASS 25-25-23-20-14 ' At Grants Pass, Grants Pass won the first two games before Eagle Point roared back.

Grants Pass junior Ashley Franko had 21 kills and Kim Gonzales put down 16.

Franko, Gonzales and Ashley Lawson combined for 32 digs as the Cavers dropped to 1-6 in Southern Oregon Conference.

ASHLAND 25-25-25, KLAMATH UNION 21-18-17 '

At Klamath Falls, Rubi Stocking served a perfect 22-for-22 with two aces to pace Ashland in a Southern Oregon Conference sweep.

Jessica Walters pounded 11 kills and Maddison Thivierge added nine to lead the Grizzly offense. Lindsey Stone gave out 28 assists.

Walters also had eight digs and Thivierge threw up two blocks for the defense.

At 1-6, Klamath Union remains at the bottom of the conference while the Grizzlies stand at 5-2.

Southern Cascade League

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 25-25-25, RIDDLE 17-6-9 ' Top-ranked Cascade Christian improved to 2-0 in Southern Cascade League action with an easy three-game victory over the Riddle Irish at Superior Gym.

The Challengers had a player in each game who served eight straight points. In Game — it was Kyleen Johnson and Natalie Dicus and Audrey Holmes followed in the final two.

Sophomore Melissa Gmur led Cascade with a .538 hitting percentage that was good for seven kills. Gmur also handed out 14 assists and Johnson added 11. Nicole Plummer and Heather Bellamy had five kill apiece.

GLENDALE 25-18-25-25-15, ST. MARY'S 12-25-18-27-12 '

St. Mary's defense racked up 74 digs but couldn't hold off visiting Glendale (2-0).

The Crusaders hurt themselves in the final game by missing five serves.

Tia Khachiphet led the St. Mary's defense with 25 digs and three blocks, and Kelsey Reedy had 21 digs.

Reedy also led the offense with seven kills. Freshman setter Cynthia Naumes had 12 assists for St. Mary's, which is 1-1 in league play.

Skyline A League

PROSPECT 21-25-25-25, MILO ACADEMY 25-8-19-22 '

At Milo, visiting Prospect rebounded from a loss in Game — to win a non-league match.

Mallory Bennett and Alicia Pace were perfect from the service line for the Cougars (8-0). Bennett had three aces and Candi Lewis scored four.

Senior Candice Bennett had 10 kills and four digs, and Nicole Newcomb delivered six kills.