PREP ROUNDUP: North Medford volleyball team slams Henley
KLAMATH FALLS — Lauren Barry had 23 kills, 19 digs and two of North Medford’s 22 aces, powering the Black Tornado to a 25-20, 25-11, 23-25, 25-9 nonleague prep volleyball victory over Henley on Wednesday at Henley High School.
Hannah Drysdale added 23 assists and six aces, Jenna Sandstrom six kills and two solo blocks and Emilia Thiring three solo blocks for the Tornado, which improved to 2-2 on the season.
Also for North, Taryn Holmes and Jordan Sandler had five aces apiece.
The Black Tornado next will compete in the Tualatin tournament on Saturday.
NORTH VALLEY 3, ST. MARY’S 1: At Grants Pass, sophomore striker Ryker Rothfus scored off an assist from junior Ainsley Gibbs with 20 minutes remaining to give the Crusaders their only goal of the game as North Valley pulled out the nonleague match at North Valley High School.
The game was the season opener for St. Mary’s, which plays its home opener Tuesday against Sutherlin.
The host Knights (2-1) led 1-0 at the half and increased their lead to 3-0 before Rothfus’ strike.
ST. MARY’S 2, NORTH VALLEY 2: St. Mary’s jumped out to a 2-0 lead after goals by Nathan Sternenberg and Milan Bobek but had to settle for a draw after the visiting Knights netted the equalizer with 15 minutes left at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Sternenberg scored off an assist by William Kranenburg in the first half, and Bobek made it 2-0 when he intercepted a pass by the goalkeeper and lofted a shot that curled just under the crossbar.
The Crusaders’ next chance to grab their first win of 2019 won’t come until Sept. 18 against Paisley.
North Valley moved to 1-1-2 on the season.