Ashland volleyball team beats Henley in four sets

Ashland got monster games from Piper Cantrell and Shelby Minor in a nonconference volleyball victory over Henley, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 25-19, Tuesday at Mountain Avenue Gym.

The Grizzlies evened their record at 2-2 as Cantrell piled up 15 kills on 35 attempts, and Minor had 14 kills in 36 attempts.

Cantrell also had 21 digs, one block and three aces.

Joy Harpham contributed six kills in 17 attempts, with one block and four digs.

Setter Cassie Hall totaled 38 assists in 102 tries.

Boys Soccer

At Grants Pass, Brian Satterthwaite tallied a goal and an assist in the second half as Grants Pass beat Ashland 2-0 in a nonconference game at Mel Ingram Field.

Ashland started strong and out shot the Cavemen (5-0) 10-5 during a scoreless first half.

Satterthwaite volleyed in a pass from Matt Solar from just outside the box in the 55th minute.

The Cavemen's second goal came six minutes latter when Satterthwaite chipped a pass from midfield that Dillon Whitham headed in over Ashland goalie Imani Sharpe.

Casey Zottola anchored the Caveman defense.

Grants Pass sophomore goalie Micah Johnson made two big saves in the first half and recorded his third shutout of the season.

Women's Volleyball

A tough road weekend that featured losses to Eastern Oregon and No. 8 College of Idaho led to Southern Oregon dropping four spots to No. 18 in the Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

The Raiders, who have been ranked as high as No. 13 this season, will look to rebound this weekend when they host Cascade Collegiate Conference foes Northwest (Wash.) and Evergreen State at Bob Riehm Arena.

A classic five-set tussle between No. 1 Texas at Brownsville and then-No. 4 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) on Sept. 16 convinced voters to place the two squads atop the latest poll. The Scorpions remained a unanimous No. 1 with 622 points, while the Eagles jumped to No. 2.

with 597 points, the national office announced Tuesday.

Texas at Brownsville kept its stranglehold on the top ranking by improving its mark to 14-0, which includes wins over three teams ranked in the top five. Embry-Riddle, led by star outside hitter Abby Hall, showed its mettle in hanging tough with the Scorpions on the road. In its other two matches last week, the Eagles beat No. 23 Oklahoma Baptist and unranked Our Lady of the Lake (Texas).

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and Independents. The next poll will be announced on Sept. 27.

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