vb091808.jpgJunior Brady Sherriff scored three goals and helped lead the Roseburg boys soccer team to a 6-1 victory over Grants Pass Tuesday night in the Southwest Conference opener for both teams.  

"We gave up an early goal and trailed at the 10-minute mark of the first half," head coach Kevin Hunt said. "The team battled back and led 3-1 at the break and were able to put the game away in the second half."

In the Far West League, all three Douglas County teams lost on Tuesday. North Bend downed Douglas, 5-0; Coquille beat South Umpqua, 5-4, and Sutherlin was shut out by Pacific, 2-0.

On the girls side, Roseburg opened its conference season with a disappointing 1-0 loss to Grants Pass at Finlay Field.    

Elsewhere, Senior Victoria Jackson scored twice to lead South Umpqua to a 4-1 win over Coquille. North Bend slipped past Douglas, 1-0, and Umpqua Valley Christian fell to Brookings, 5-2.

The Roseburg volleyball team continued its impressive start to the 2008 season with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-14 win over Marshfield.

"We did an excellent job of adjusting to a new lineup," head coach Bruce Myers said. "We passed the ball well and did a good job of attacking Marshfield."

The Indians are now 8-0 on the season and open Southwest Conference action Thursday at home against North Medford.

Junior Danielle Hults had 22 assists and 11 digs in Sutherlin's win over Illinois Valley and in the Sunset Conference, Glide remained winless this season losing to Cascade Christian in three games.  

It was a battle for first-place in the Mountain View Conference as Yoncalla slipped past Monroe, 25-18, 25-21, 14-25, 23-25, 15-9.

"The first two games were fantastic, but then the girls slipped into a funk and could do nothing right," head coach Bill Gauer said. "After giving away the two games, we were able to regain our composure and took control of the fifth game."
Elsewhere, Sophomore Kaitlynn Rice had 14 digs and five kills in North Douglas' sweep of the Riddle Irish and Oakland picked up its first win of the season beating Oakridge in four games.
Elkton remained atop the Skyline League standings with a 14-25, 25-15, 25-8, 25-15 win over Pacific. Senior Robin Whipple had nine kills and five aces and teammate Rachel Winslow added 14 assists and 5 kills as the Elks improved to 3-0 in league.

In other 1A matches, unbeaten Days Creek blew past New Hope, and Umpqua Valley Christian downed Canyonville Christian in five games.