Marshfield’s volleyball team opened Far West League play by sweeping defending champion Siuslaw on the road Tuesday night.
The Pirates won 25-23, 25-17, 25-14.
Kenadi Rhodes had 14 kills and Alex Locati added 12 for Marshfield. McKayla Myrand had five aces and a team-best 20 assists and Ravyn Miranda added 15 assists. Makenna Anderson had 11 digs.
Marshfield coach Tammie Montiel said it was a good victory.
“We’ll take a win on the road to start the season,” she said.
Marshfield is on the road again Thursday, visiting North Bend in the first of two Civil War matches between the teams.
Lancers top Bulldogs: South Umpqua lost the first set but came back to beat visiting North Bend 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-22 to open league play on a winning note.
“It was a great game,” North Bend coach Jessica Randle said, adding that the end result also was a “heartbreaking loss.”
Brooklyn Lyon had 11 kills for the Bulldogs and Brittney Kubli had 10 kills and four stuff blocks. Brenna Mault had five aces and Amanda Powley 27 assists. Drew Culver was strong on defense until suffering an injury in the fourth game, when sophomore Isabelle Peck filled in and performed well, Randle said.
Alyssa Rainville had 13 kills to lead South Umpqua’s offense. Sydnie Johnson had 33 assists and Shalyn Gray 18 digs.
North Bend will try to bounce back against the Pirates in their rivalry match.
“We’ve got a bit of work to do in practice, but we are excited and ready,” Randle said.
Trojans top Bruins: Douglas swept Brookings-Harbor 25-10, 25-16, 25-16 in the league opener for the two teams.
Maisen Locker had six kills and seven aces to lead the Trojans. Lainey Rincon had 30 assists.
Powers tips New Hope: The Cruisers won a thriller with the Warriors to remain perfect in league play at 3-0.
Powers had to come from behind to tip the Warriors 25-18, 24-26, 22-25, 25-22, 15-13.
“This was an exciting, but tough game,” Powers coach Heather Shorb said. “We had some errors in the second game that caused us to fall and that kind of carried over into the third game, but we pulled out the fourth game and the fifth game and never gave up. I’m proud of them for that.”
Hunter Jones had five aces and six kills. Miya Clauson had four aces and 18 assists, Hannah Shorb had eight kills and five digs and Madison Kamakele added seven kills.
Bulldogs tie Warriors: North Bend and visiting Philomath played to a scoreless draw at Vic Adams Field in a nonleague match.
“We definitely didn’t play our best,” North Bend coach Kirk Wicks said, adding that the match could be a big learning experience for his team.
“Hopefully it was an eye-opener for us,” he said.
Neither team had a lot of shots, but Wicks said North Bend goalkeeper August Baker “had a beautiful save in the second half.”