PREP ROUNDUP: Barry, Drysdale lead North netters
ROSEBURG — Senior outside hitter Lauren Barry put together another monster performance and junior setter Hannah Drysdale had a career night for the North Medford volleyball team on Thursday.
And the Black Tornado would need both of their efforts to earn North’s first win in Roseburg in the Malcolm Munson-coached era. Munson took over the program in 2016.
Barry produced 34 kills, 26 digs and four aces while Drysdale went for a career-high 55 assists as the Black Tornado won 25-22, 24-26, 25-22, 26-24.
Sara Hamilin’s performance from the service line proved to be key as she put the ball right where North Medford wanted it strategically, away from the Indians’ top outside hitter. Hamlin was also key in rallying the Black Tornado (13-6, 5-3 SWC) from a 20-13 deficit in the fourth set.
North Medford’s Catherine Rostel posted 13 kills and eight digs, Jackie Aukusitino added six kills and two blocks and Audrey Yechout had four kills, 16 digs and three blocks.
The Indians dropped to 7-12 overall and 2-6 in the SWC.
SHELDON 3, SOUTH MEDFORD 0: Fifth-ranked Sheldon swept South Medford, 25-22, 25-16, 25-16, at South Medford High to stay undefeated in Southwest Conference play.
Freshman Tes Wente had four kills and five blocks to lead the Panthers (7-9, 1-7 SWC) at the net. Evelyn Laupola added four blocks.
Maisen Wauge had a strong showing defensively with 12 digs, along with five aces from the service line.
HIDDEN VALLEY 3, PHOENIX 0: At Murphy, Hidden Valley swept Phoenix 25-10, 25-21, 25-17 to stay undefeated in Skyline Conference play.
The Pirates (4-15, 3-6 Sky) were led by senior setter Anna Ellis, who had 10 assists, three aces, and four kills. Josie Bolstad had six kills, two blocks and eight digs. Jourdan Devey had 18 digs and four kills.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3, DOUGLAS 0: At Winston, 10th-ranked Cascade Christian cruised to a 25-21, 25-19, 25-23 Far West League sweep behind the offensive firepower of Hannah Stanfield and Olivia Borg.
Stanfield amassed 11 kills and Borg added eight kills and three aces.
It was business-as-usual for floor leader Taylor Cave as she dealt 24 assists and had two blocks to solidify the victory.
Cascade Christian is 11-6 overall and 7-2 in the FWL.
ST. MARY’S 3, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 2: St. Mary’s won the Far West League match, 25-22, 25-8, 21-25, 23-25, 17-15.
The Crusaders fell behind 8-2 in the fifth set, but senior Grace Johnson led the comeback from the serve line, giving St. Mary’s a 10-8 lead. Sophomore Jessi Traynor served the team to 13, where the Bruins made their own comeback to tie the game at 13-13. Senior Natalie Thickett served point 17 to win the match.
Junior Abbie Christman served 20-for-21 with four aces, and Traynor was 19-for-19 with four aces.
Thickett had 15 kills and Christman nine. Senior Ashley Gurr posted 33 assists and three aces. Johnson recorded 23 digs, while Maddie Mills and Thickett had 22 each.
GLIDE 3, BUTTE FALLS 1: At Butte Falls, Butte Falls took Glide to the limit but the Wildcats got the edge in a 27-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-27 Southern Cascade League victory.
Ellie Columbus provided five kills and seven blocks, Rocky Scott added seven kills and 24 digs and Grace Beaver went for 30 digs and six aces for the Loggers (9-6, 6-4 SCL).
The Loggers also picked up 25 digs and six aces from Lucia Damiana.
GILCHRIST 3, PROSPECT 0: At Gilchrist, Prospect was in striking distance in the final set before Gilchrist wrapped up a 25-19, 25-19, 26-24 Mountain Valley League win as the Cougars’ season came to a close.
Annalee Breiholz came up with nine kills and 10 digs, Lexi Stockebrand generated five kills, 20 assists and 14 digs, Leeanna Lands had six kills and 23 digs and Mckenzie Thompson came up with four kills and seven digs for the Cougars (3-15, 1-12 MVL).
EAGLE POINT 2, CRATER 0: At Central Point, Eagle Point senior Jaydyn Budrow scored both goals in a fast-paced Midwestern League match.
Budrow scored the only goal of the first half in the 12th minute. He scored again in the second half (49th minute), beating Crater goalkeeper Diego Estrada, who handled an intense barrage of Eagle shots in net.
Eagle Point (8-2-1, 3-1-1 MWL) received great play from keeper Giovanni Rodriguez, who had seven saves.
PHOENIX 4, HIDDEN VALLEY 1: At Phoenix, fourth-ranked Phoenix took a two-game lead in the Skyline Conference behind a four-goal performance by sophomore Victor Martinez at Colver Field.
Martinez scored first on a pass from Ty Clayton in the 40th minute to give Phoenix (8-1-2, 6-0-1 Sky) a 1-0 lead over the No. 7 Mustangs. Just two minutes later, Caden Gallegos set Martinez up for the Pirates’ second goal. Phoenix, which had 14 shots on goal, and Martinez capitalized with two more goals in the 50th and 60th minutes.
Center backs Dan Martinez and Logan Jenkins led the Pirate defense, which allowed seven shots. Goalkeeper Tucker Speaks had two athletic saves.
HIDDEN VALLEY 1, PHOENIX 0: At Murphy, Phoenix held its own against one of the top teams in the state but with three minutes left, No. 4 Hidden Valley broke the scoreless tie for the Skyline Conference win.
The Pirates (3-5-2, 1-5-1 Sky) played well defensively but Hidden Valley capitalized on a scramble in the box.
Sweeper Alondra Ruvalcaba, center midfielder Sandra Villa and center forward Makenzie Christensen keyed the Pirates’ defense, while goalkeeper Emma Truex made eight saves.
The Pirates got off five shots.