Dobry, Crusaders shine at invite
Marissa Dobry was strong from start to finish as she dashed past the field by nearly two minutes for the St. Mary’s girls cross country team, which had eight of its competitors in the top 10 at the 28th annual Crusader Invitational at Bear Creek Park on Tuesday.
On the boys side, John Shipley won for Cascade Christian.
“Marissa ran with the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place boys, and it pulled her along by running with them,” said St. Mary’s coach Joe Volk. “We ran in control and practiced running in a pack for a big portion (of the race).”
Dobry, a senior, won the five-kilometer event with a time of 20 minutes, 11 seconds, while second-place finisher and fellow Crusader freshman Emma Bennion finished in 22:09, followed by Gianna Isola (22:34).
“(Bennion and Isola) ran together and had a really good last kilometer,” said Volk. “They made up ground over the final kilometer to pass the girls from Lakeview and Cascade Christian.”
“Emma’s only a freshman so it’s good to see as a young runner that she has really good race smarts.”
The Crusaders next race at the Marist Invitational on Friday. Dobry won the event as a junior.
Shipley crossed the finish line first on the boys’ side, while Evan Koenigsman grabbed fourth place and Rogue Valley Adventist’s Nathaniel James was fifth.
Times for the boys race were not available.
BOYS: 1, John Shipley, Cascade Christian; 2, Jason Elliot, Hosanna Christian; 3, Daniel Cooper, Hosanna Christian; 4, Evan Koenigsman, St. Mary’s; 5, Nathaniel James, Rogue Valley Adventist; 6, Ben McAnally, St. Mary’s; 7, Wyatt Lewis, Cascade Christian; 8, Jeff Fairbanks, Cascade Christian; 9, Joe Hagy, St. Mary’s; 10, Kyle Deiter, Lakeview.
GIRLS: 1, Marissa Dobry, St. Mary’s, 20:11; 2, Emma Bennion, St. Mary’s, 22:09; 3, Gianna Isola, St. Mary’s, 22:34.2; 4, Lily Taylor, Lakeview, 22:34.6; 5, Madelyn Scott, Cascade Christian, 22:37; 6, Madeline Volk, St. Mary’s, 22:48; 7, Lindsey Gurr, St. Mary’s, 23:00; 8, Meg Vasey, St. Mary’s, 23:42; 9, Kaylee Wu, St. Mary’s, 24:03; 10, Melody McGrath, St. Mary’s, 25:41.
ROSEBURG 5, CRATER 0: At Central Point, Crater held a potent Roseburg offense off until an own goal by the Comets seemed to trigger their downfall in a nonconference match.
Roseburg went up 1-0 on Crater’s own goal then made three of its own in the first half at the 21st-, 27th- and 42nd-minute marks.
The Indians scored another in the 55th minute.
ROSEBURG 7, CRATER 1: At Roseburg, Ellie Smith snuck in a second-half goal for Crater but Roseburg was able to get 32 shots off against the Comets’ defense.
PHOENIX 0, SUTHERLIN 0: At Sutherlin, Phoenix freshman goalkeeper Faith Moody earned the shutout in the nonleague season opener.
Moody made five saves for the Pirates, who recorded eight shots on goal. Liliana Mena registered three shots and Megan Farley two.
PLEASANT HILL 4, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0: Erica Skelton and Madison Fisher each scored on breakaways in the first half and Pleasant Hill (1-1) added a penalty kick goal by Brooke Kosinski and a goal by Claudia Feil in the second half at U.S. Cellular.
Baylee Plankenhorn was solid all over the field for Cascade Christian (0-1) as a left defender and then midfielder and forward, while Audrey Quast made 11 saves in her first varsity action in goal.
NORTH VALLEY 3, EAGLE POINT 0: At Eagle Point, Eagle Point was unable to close out a pair of close matches as North Valley captured a 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 win.
The Eagles (0-1) were led by senior outside hitter Kylene Briggs’ nine kills and 13 digs while sophomore setter Ryleigh Gainey pitched in three kills, three aces and 12 assists.
Senior libero Shaelynn Grady went for 11 digs and three aces for the Eagles.
SUTHERLIN 3, PHOENIX 0: At Phoenix, Lyzett Gutierrez had 16 digs for Phoenix in a 25-22, 25-15, 25-11 season-opening loss.
Gutierrez served eight straight points in the opening set.
ETNA 3, ST. MARY’S 0: At Etna, Calif., St. Mary’s lost a 9-0 lead in the opener when Etna found weak spots in the Crusader defense and took over for a 25-22, 25-17, 25-20 nonleague victory.
Mackenzie Addington was 17-for-17 from the service line with five aces and contributed 11 digs for the Crusaders (0-1), who received 10-for-10 serving from Emily Johnson. Johnson, who had four aces, had three during a five-point streak in the second set.
The Crusaders’ Ashley Rietmann finished 12-for-12 serving with 16 assists, Madi Christensen added eight kills and three blocks with Sarah Thisted pitching in five kills.
PROSPECT 3, MILO ADVENTIST 0: At Prospect, Baley VanWormer recorded 10 kills and Jordan Kuykendall 17 assists as Prospect won the nonleague season opener, 25-11, 25-10, 25-13.