Grizzlies surge past EP

Eagle Point played Ashland even for the first 20 minutes, but the Grizzlies exploded for three goals in a seven-minute span en route to a 4-0 Southern Sky Conference girls soccer victory Tuesday at North Mountain Park.

"It took us a while to score a goal," Ashland coach Eric Wolff said. "We finally settled down and asserted ourselves. We took care of our opportunities."

The Ashland (6-3-3, 5-1 SSC) onslaught began in the 27th minute when junior striker Mimi Charter converted from about 8 yards out off a pass from Amber Lowey.

About three minutes later, Lowey, a senior striker, found the back of the Eagles' net off a Molly MacGraw feed. Charter then assisted on a Chloe Deckwar goal to give the Grizzlies a 3-0 halftime lead.

"(Lowey) was trying to be more active and rewarded herself with a goal and an assist," said Wolff. "She played very controlled."

Emily Warnke-Crary benefitted from a nifty give-and-go with Kai Yearsley to account for the Grizzlies final goal 25 minutes into the second half.

Ashland senior goalie Catie Pratt recorded the shutout. Eagle Point sophomore Marissa O'Connor was forced into action at goalkeeper and played well in place of starter Lindsey Nesberg, who was sidelined with a knee injury.

Wolff had praise for Eagle Point senior sweeper Kelsie Van Veghel: "She stopped a lot of our attacks coming down the middle."

The Eagles fell to 2-3 in conference play and 5-6 overall.

Boys soccer

At Eagle Point, Ashland caught fire in the second half with five goals &

four from Kelby Kemske &

as the Grizzlies roared past Eagle Point 6-0 in Southern Sky Conference play.

Ashland's defense did not allow a shot on goal in the match, but had 23 of its own all while dominating possession in Eagle (2-8, 1-3 SSC) territory.

The shutout was the sixth of the season for the first-place Grizzlies (7-2-2, 5-1 SSC).

Prep volleyball

At Klamath Falls, Ashland stormed by Mazama, 25-22, 25-18, 25-21, in a Southern Sky Conference match.

Sammi Gilbert led a balanced Ashland attack with 10 kills, while Asia Kane added nine kills and Taylor Hartrick had eight. Kiley Pender had 24 digs to pace the Grizzlies (15-9 overall, 6-0 SSC) and Heidi Siebenlist posted 26 assists.

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