Bend & Cascade Christian Fight 0-2 Deficits To Take Oregon State Title

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 06th, 2017 | High School, News

The Oregon high school volleyball season has come to a close, crowning six teams as champions for the 2017 season. Two teams competing completed improbable 0-2 comebacks to take the title in five, while two other schools ran through their opponents in straight sets.


  • Southridge def. Central Catholic 3-0, (25-13, 25-17, 26-24)

Southridge fought their way through a challenging third set to take the 6A championship away from Central Catholic. The team lost just one match all season on their way to a 29-1 season.

For Southridge, Chloe Brown led the way with 18 kills and nine digs while Carmeron Brink added another nine kills on a .600 hitting percentage. Setter Lindsey Lambert dished out 32 assists and 13 digs for a double-double. In the backcourt, Julia Basauri picked up a match-best 15 digs.


  • Bend def. Summit 3-2, (21-25, 14-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-10)

Bend picked up the state championship on a comeback five-set victory over Summit. The win came down to the number of errors, Summit committed 31 to Bends 46.

Kaci Cox led the charge with 20 kills on a .326 hitting clip along with eight digs while Cambree Scott added another 13 kills and five blocks. Olivia Armstrong took charge in the back row with 18 teams to lead all players.


  • Sisters def. Valley Catholic 3-1, (25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 25-11)

After three tight sets to start off the match, Sisters kicked it up a notch in the fourth, dominated the court on their way to the state title over Valley Catholic.

Hawley Harrer posted a triple-double in the win with 19 kills, 17 assists and 10 digs while Ashlynn Cantwell added another 14 kills and eight digs. Jessie Brigham led all players with 22 digs.


  • Cascade Christian def. Santiam Christian 3-2, (21-25, 20-25, 26-24, 26-24, 15-8)

Cascade Christian fought their way back from a 0-2 deficit in the match to take down Santiam Christian in five for the 3A state title.

For Cascade Christian, Caroline McMahon took 83 swings at the ball, putting down 42 kills in the win along with 17 digs for a double-double. Setter Allison Winter dished out 59 assists and 10 digs for a double-double of her own while Aubrey Kievit picked up a match-best 24 digs.


  • Grant Union def. Culver 3-1, (25-23, 22-25, 25-17, 25-20)

Grant Union took the 2A state title away from Culver in four sets. Along with the state title, Grant Union only had one loss on the season for a 28-1 record.

Mariah Moulton posted 20 kills and 19 digs for a double-double along with setter Hallie Wright who dished out 37 assists and 20 digs. Kaylee Wright contributed another 10 kills, seven digs and four blocks. Sydney Brockway posted eight kills, seven aces and 14 digs in the win while Whitney McClellan picked up 18 digs.


  • Country Christian def. Hosanna Christian 3-0, (28-26, 25-20, 25-17)

Country Christian picked up the state title over Hosanna Christian in a hard-fought four-set battle.

For Country Christian, Mollie Lewandowski put down 16 kills and 10 digs while Meghan McGrath added another 10 kills and 16 digs for double-doubles. Setter Katie Sandberg recorded another double-double with 12 assists and 11 digs while Jasmine Griffith was just shy with 20 assists and nine digs. Also picking up double-digit digs were Sarah Phillips with 12 and Debby Grandle with 15.

All-Tournament Teams

Leave a Reply


About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

Read More »

Don't want to miss anything?

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!