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Lady Outlaws bring a broom to the hardwood

The Lady Outlaws continued to dominate league foes this past week, with a sweep over both Cascade and Woodburn. Sisters defeated Cascade 25-14, 25-5, 25-10, at home on Monday, October 7, and two days later on the road, swept the Bulldogs 25-3, 25-21, 25-9.

Sisters started off strong in Monday’s contest, and held the momentum the entire night. In the first set, Sydney Myhre served seven in a row to put the Outlaws on top 20-6. In the second set, Greta Davis was the serving queen, and served up eight straight to give the Outlaws a 16-4 lead. Sam and Sophie Silva and Davis all contributed in the strong offensive effort and combined for 28 kills.

Davis said, “As a team, we tried to stay focused and take care of business, and that’s difficult when the competition isn’t there. Tonight was a really good night for Addy (Myhre), who was on fire and really effective for us on offense.”

Two days later, the Outlaws traveled to Woodburn. The long bus ride didn’t hinder the Outlaws’ start, as they came out with grit and determination. Ellie Rush started at the service line and quickly got Sisters a 9-0 lead. Sophie Silva served out the first set with 13 straight serves, and the Outlaws won the set 25-3.

Coach Rory Rush made some lineup changes in the second set, and although the Outlaws never trailed, they didn’t play with the confidence they had in the first set. They struggled with missed serves, and passing and hitting errors, which gave the Bulldogs a renewed momentum. Despite the mistakes, Sisters managed to hold Woodburn off and record a 25-21 win.

The Outlaws got back down to business in the third set, and quickly took a 14-2 lead behind solid serves from Sam Silva. Sophie Silva made an outstanding hustle play; she ran down a shanked pass, and dove to keep the ball in play, which kept her sister Sam at the service line. Sisters easily won the set 25-9.

Davis had nine kills in the match, followed by Sophie Silva and Addy Myhre, who tallied seven. Sydney Myhre recorded five kills and Natalie Sitz added three. Sophie also had six aces in the contest.

Sam Silva said, “I think we are figuring out what works best for our team as a whole. Everyone on the team is so talented and can play any position on the court. This allows us to sub people into any position and everyone is happy whenever anyone comes into the game, which is so great to see.

“Our loss to Sweet Home was definitely a bummer, but we were able to see what areas we need to improve on and we are all excited to play them again in a few weeks,” added Silva. “We’ve done well this season and we hope to continue improving and creating memories as not only a team, but a family.”

Rush commented that the Outlaws will work hard to capitalize on their consistency and work hard to maintain confidence from start to finish, as they push to finish league strong in preparation for playoffs.

Sisters is currently 8-1 in league play. The Outlaws were to play at home against Philomath on Tuesday, October 15. They will travel to Stayton on Thursday.


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