South Medford netters take down Eagle Point
Sam Owirka turned in a dominant performance to help South Medford avenge an earlier-season loss to Eagle Point.
Owirka demonstrated the confidence and leadership necessary for the Panthers to post a 25-16, 25-12, 21-25, 25-22 nonconference home victory Tuesday.
Owirka registered a team-high 15 kills and three blocks and fellow outside hitter Miranda Marincus added 14 kills.
The Panthers received 13 aces from six different players.
South Medford senior setter Chandler Criswell dished out 44 assists and libero Emily Cutting came up with 20 digs.
For Eagle Point, Christine McCready had 12 kills to go with 25 digs and Jenna Richardson provided nine kills. Lesley Neilson gave the Eagles 26 digs.
GRANTS PASS 3, CRATER 1 — At Grants Pass, Crater captured the first game but Grants Pass stormed back for a 22-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-20 conference victory.
Libero Courtney Villagrana scooped 25 digs for the Comets (1-13, 0-6 SOH).
ROSEBURG 4, ASHLAND 1 — At Ashland, Roseburg won the nonconference match, 25-15, 25-12, 21-25, 25-18.
Piper Cantrell paced the Grizzlies (6-9) with 34 digs and three aces, while McKenzie Jackson and Shelby Minor both had six kills.
For Roseburg (19-3), Vanessa Bentley turned in 36 assists and Anna Bruns had 17 kills.
PHOENIX 3, NORTH VALLEY 1 — At Phoenix, Phoenix served at 91 percent with 14 aces in securing a 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 26-24 Skyline victory.
Seniors Mia Alanez and Katie Strong led the Pirates with four aces each. Strong, a libero, had a team-high 19 digs.
Senior middle Adrienne Gordon was a force at the net for the Pirates with 10 kills and nine blocks, while sophomore outside Haley Wyncoop put down eight kills.
HIDDEN VALLEY 3, MAZAMA 0 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley remained unbeaten in Skyline action with a 25-6, 25-14, 25-21 home victory.
Senior outside Bailey Bars paced the Mustangs (14-3, 6-0 Sky) with 19 kills and nine aces.
Hidden Valley received 28 assists from senior Elly Lengwin and defensive specialist Jasmine Fleming came up with nine digs and served four aces.
ST. MARY'S 3, ROGUE RIVER 0 — At Rogue River, St. Mary's swept in the Southern Cascade Hybrid match, winning 25-13, 26-24, 25-20.
For Rogue River (4-6, 1-4 SCH), Caitlin Honea had 14 assists, Alli Ehrhardt nine kills and eight digs and Kortney Moore eight digs.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3, LOST RIVER 0 — At Merrill, Cascade Christian received an offensive spark from middles Meghan Higday and MacKenzie Kelton en route to a 25-14, 25-11, 25-15 nonconference road victory.
The junior Kelton registered a team-high 10 kills and Higday, a sophomore, pounded nine kills. Sophomore outside Karlee Britton added six kills for the Challengers (10-3, 4-0 SCH).
Setter Haley Casebier had a strong all-around match with 28 assists, five aces and three kills.
LAKEVIEW 3, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 — At Cave Junction, senior Meghan Householder had 31 assists and sophomore Keyanna Augustadt added 22 assists for Illinois Valley in a 25-21, 25-21, 25-22 Southern Cascade Hybrid loss.
The Cougars dropped to 1-9 overall and 0-5 in league.
PROSPECT 3, BUTTE FALLS 0 — At Butte Falls, Prospect was able to pull out the necessary points to break a second-place tie with Butte Falls in the Mountain Valley League after earning a 28-26, 25-23, 25-23 triumph.
Serving proved to be a difference in the match. The Cougars (11-2, 8-2 MVL) only missed two serves, while the Loggers were inconsistent from the line.
Taylor Bernhardt, a sophomore middle, was tough at the net for Prospect with nine kills and seven blocks and Heather Lass contributed nine kills and 12 assists.
Bernhardt, Lass and Jessica VanWormer were a combined 50-of-50 serving.
Senior outside hitter Mariah Moore had 19 kills and Tamika Funk added eight kills and two momentum-changing blocks for the Loggers (8-6, 7-3).