KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Despite an impressive third set rally by the Mazama Vikings, the Henley Hornets volleyball team cruised to a 28-26, 25-12, 31-33, 25-11 Skyline Conference victory at Valhalla Court Tuesday night.
Henley senior Racyne Parker had a team-high four aces plus eight kills in the match.
The first set stayed even in the early going, before Henley scored three straight points to lead 14-11, forcing a Mazama timeout.
The set tightened toward the end, with each team having its share of set points before Henley senior Racyne Parker deflected an attack of a Mazama defender before serving an ace to win 28-26.
The second set started tied at 4 before Henley put up 6 of the next 7 for a 10-5 lead. Senior Alli Willhite, freshman Mackenzie Brown and junior Kayla Herr served for a majority of the Hornets points in the set, as Henley won 25-12.
In the third set, senior Britteny Mclane served Mazama to a 5-0 lead. Following a Henley timeout, the Hornets rallied slightly despite a wicked kill from Mazama’s Sydney Farris to make it 9-6. Henley outscored the Vikings to take a 17-11 lead before Mazama mounted a comeback to take the set 33-31.
Henley opened to a 9-3 lead in the fourth set and cruised to a 25-11 victory. Willhite held serve nicely for Henley, which improved to 3-3 in league play. Mazama falls to 2-4.
Taylor Brown had a Henley team-high 12 kills to go with Parker’s eight. Willhite also had four aces.
Mazama’s Randee Hand had 11 kills.
Other Volleyball Matches
Hidden Valley swept Klamath Union. The Mustangs are 8-4 and 6-0 in league, while KU sits at 1-11 and 1-5. Meanwhile, North Valley lost its fifth match in a row in four sets to Phoenix, which is now 5-1.
Lakeview won its third match in four tries – striaght sets over Illinois Valley. Bonanza, Gold Beach and Cascade Christian were Southern Cascade League winners. North Lake defeated Paisley in five sets on Monday. North Lake is now 8-6.