DiG PiNK is a win for breast cancer

The Eagle Point Eagles split their two matches in the final week of the season. Needing to win the final two games of the season to make the state playoffs for the third straight year, the Eagles stumbled against the Crater Comets before beating Klamath Union High School.

Tuesday night the Eagles hosted Crater in the first annual DiG PiNK game supporting the fight against breast cancer. With a packed gym, decked out in pink, the Eagles fought hard in game one, coming up short at the end losing 21-25. Eagle Point jumped to a quick lead in the second game before giving way to the Comet’s attack, losing 15-25 and losing the final game 17-25. The Eagles were lead by senior Kristin Wyatt with 11 kills, Jenna Richardson with 5 kills and Lesley Nielson with 19 digs. The Eagles JV and freshman teams both beat the Comets two games to none.

On Thursday night, the Eagles traveled to Klamath Falls to face off with the Klamath Union Pelicans. The Eagles started strong, winning the first game 25-23. The Pelicans fought back in the second and third games, defeating the Eagles 18-25, 19-25. Eagle Point pushed back in game four, 25-18 to force a final game five, where Eagle Point won 15-12. In their final match, the Eagles were lead by Kristin Wyatt with 15 kills, Krystyn Cline with 9 kills, and Christine McCready with 8 kills, 6 blocks and 20 digs. The JV team won two games to none and the Freshmen lost, two games to none.

For the season, the Eagle’s varsity team finished conference play at 3-5, third in the Southern Sky Conference and fell short of the state playoffs by one game.

The Eagle’s JV team finished the season 6-2 against conference appointments, sweeping Klamath Union and Mazama, then splitting with Ashland and Crater. The Freshman team also finished the season 6-2, sweeping Crater and Mazama, and split with both Klamath Union and Ashland.

The Eagles coaching staff would like to thank the communities of the Upper Rogue for their support this season. Next season will be here soon and the Eagles look forward to seeing you back at the court.

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