Adrian advances in volleyball playoffs as Jordan Valley, Nyssa and Vale bow out

MEDFORD —Jordan Valley’s volleyball team fell to Rogue Valley Adventist Academy 3-0 in the first round of the state playoffs Wednesday, Oct. 26, ending the team’s season. 

With just six players on the squad, the 1A Mustangs held their own against the No. 5-ranked Lady Hawks and led by as many as five points in the final set but struggled to close it out in the end. 

“I thought our girls played really well, ” said Marcia Eiguren, Jordan Valley’s head coach. “Even though they lost the first two sets, they still came out in the third set, and they tried.” 

The Lady Hawks took the first two going 25-17 and won the third 25-18. 

For her part, Shailee Rutan, a junior, said looking back at the season, which saw the team 7-11 overall and 3-5 in league play, she said the team served well and had “wicked hitters.” Also, she said she looks forward to Jordan Valley’s tallest player Jalee Mastrejuan, a freshman, to come back next year as a key hitter and middle blocker.  

“We did pretty good this season,” she said. “For only six of us, we haven’t been sick. We’ve been healthy, with no injuries. So that’s cool.”

Others on the Mustang squad were senior Jill Gammett and sophomores Claire Collins, Kyndra Williams and Meg Eiguren, 

In other state playoff results:

Adrian 3, Myrtle Point 0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-18)

Next up: No. 4 North Clackamas Christian on Saturday, Oct. 29

Siuslaw 3, Vale 1 (5-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21)

Cascade Christian 3, Nyssa 0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-15)

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