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Ashland VB team falls in QFs

HILLSBORO — Second-ranked Lebanon, the Mid-Willamette Conference champion, knocked Ashland into the consolation bracket of the Class 5A state volleyball tournament with a 25-23, 25-15, 25-20 victory at Liberty High on Friday.

The Grizzlies (22-8) are matched against Silverton in today’s consolation semifinals at 10 a.m.

Statistics were not available at press time.

Boys Water Polo

ASHLAND 15, BEND 6: At Corvallis, three Ashland players scored three goals each as the Grizzlies advanced to next weekend’s state championships with the state playoff victory Thursday.

Ashland will open state versus Mountain View at 1:20 p.m. Friday in Corvallis.

Against Bend, Devon Lancaster had three goals three steals and one assists, Luke Abell contributed three goals, two steals and one assist and Finn Griffin added three goals, five steals and one assist. Ashland received two goals and five assists from Erik Oline and Michael Loop had two goals and one assist.

Grizzly goalie Vincent Wright made 11 blocks and had three steals.

Girls Water Polo

ASHLAND 12, MADRAS 11, OT: At Corvallis, Amelia Covert Zeve scored seven goals to lead Ashland to the state playoff victory Thursday.

The Grizzlies advance to the state championships and will play Mountain View in the semifinals at 3:40 p.m. Friday.

Fiona Johnson added three goals for Ashland and teammate Zee Harrison provided two goals, three assists and two steals.

Izzy Nicolier came up with 10 blocks in net for the Grizzlies.