PREP ROUNDUP: RVA netters claim MVL championship
PROSPECT — Rogue Valley Adventist continued an impressive stretch of play by winning the Mountain Valley League volleyball championship over Central Christian, 25-13, 25-19, 25-16, on Friday to earn an automatic first-round bye and home game for the Class 1A state playoffs.
The championship win capped off a dominant MVL slate in which the Red Tail Hawks (20-2, 12-0 MVL) went undefeated in league play before winning two more Friday, first defeating North Lake 25-16, 25-11, 25-19, followed by another straight-set sweep over Central Christian in the championship match.
Rogue Valley Adventist last won a MVL championship in 2019, and took second during the 2021 spring season.
“It felt fantastic for us,” Rogue Valley Adventist coach Brad Parmenter said. “We only lost one set in league all year.”
The championship featured a heavy dose of junior Emma Bischoff, who had 21 kills, 11 digs, five blocks and four aces — all team highs for Rogue Valley Adventist.
Junior Destinee Quattrocelli tallied 17 assists, junior Isabell Zamora had seven digs and junior Michaela Porter chipped in seven kills and six digs.
Against North Lake, Bischoff led the Red Tail Hawks with 24 kills and two blocks, Quattrocelli and sophomore Olivia Barber combined for 29 assists, while Zamora served for four aces.
Rogue Valley Adventist will play host to a yet-to-be-determined opponent on Oct. 30 to open the playoffs.
SOUTH MEDFORD 3, GRANTS PASS 0: At Grants Pass, junior outside hitter Katie Clevenger went for 11 kills, six digs and three blocks as likely playoff-bound South Medford’s offense was firing on all cylinders in its regular-season finale, a 25-23, 25-21, 25-17 victory over Grants Pass.
The top three teams from each Class 6A conference earn a berth in the playoffs, as do the top 32 ranked teams in the OSAA. Before Friday’s win, South Medford was slotted as one of the top 32 teams. The bracket locks in after today’s final Class 6A contests.
Emily Fliegel had nine kills and six digs for the Panthers (11-11, 5-5 Southwest Conference), while Alexis Deschweinitz added 13 assists and a couple of aces.
South Medford also picked up 12 assists, four digs and two aces from Baylee Davis, and Lola Horton had four kills and a block.
Grants Pass finished the season 1-13 overall and 0-10 in the Southwest Conference.