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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Crater nets MWL win over Churchill

CENTRAL POINT — Although the Crater volleyball team’s energy and focus seemed to waver in the second and third sets, the Comets came back strong in the fourth to close out Churchill for a 25-17, 27-25, 15-25, 25-17 Midwestern League victory on Tuesday at Crater High School.

Freshman setter Kate Stidham helped the Comets’ outside hitters thrive with 28 assists. Junior Tessa Frodge posted 10 kills, freshman Madison Kocina added nine and junior middle hitter Avery Hanson finished with nine kills and six blocks for Crater.

Junior libero Kylie Anderson was big defensively with 28 digs, as was senior middle Averi Young, who notched five blocks for the Comets (2-2, 2-1 MWL).

Churchill dropped to 1-3 overall and in the MWL.

MAZAMA 3, EAGLE POINT 1: At Eagle Point, junior Chloe Pariani managed 15 digs, six kills and two aces for Eagle Point, which won a wild first set 32-30 but saw Mazama rally with wins of 25-13, 26-24 and 27-25 to determine the match.

Junior setter Kierssa Hogan had 24 assists, nine digs and four aces for the Eagles (0-3), while Kacy Whitman had seven kills and three blocks and Andrea Flores added four digs, three kills and three aces against Mazama (2-2).

HENLEY 3, ST. MARY’S 1: St. Mary’s began to find its stride late in the match but Henley was able to close out the Crusaders out for a 25-12, 25-19, 24-26, 26-24 nonleague victory at St. Mary’s High.

Senior outside hitter Natalie Thickett registered 10 kills, 12 digs and five aces on her way to a 12-for-13 night from the service line for St. Mary’s (2-4).

St. Mary’s libero Maddie Mills had 16 digs, setter Ashley Gurr 15 assists and outside hitter Ainsley Dunn five kills.

PROSPECT 3, TRIAD 1: At Prospect, Lexy Stockebrand fired 11 aces to go with six kills and 18 assists to guide Prospect to its first Mountain Valley League win in a 25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14 decision over Triad.

The Cougars (2-2, 1-1 MVL) picked up nine kills and eight assists from Mackenzie Doud while Annalee Brieholz went for eight kills and three assists.

Leeanna Lands came up with six digs at key moments for Prospect over the final two sets.