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Volleyball wraps up week with third-place finish at tourney

The Lady Outlaws started their week with a win over Ridgeview, and at home two days later swept Stayton 3-0. On Saturday, they tied for third out of 12 teams at the South Eugene Tournament.

At home on Tuesday, the Outlaws jumped out 13-4 in their first set against Ridgeview. Sisters came out with momentum behind the attacks of Greta Davis at the net and her five-point serving run. Ridgeview settled down and slowly chipped away at the Outlaws lead. Sisters was on top 24-19 when the Ravens went on their own serving run and tied it up 24-24. An error by Ridgeview and a service ace by libero Mia Monaghan gave the Outlaws the 26-24 win.

Teams battled back and forth early in the second set, and then Gracie Vohs stepped up to the service line and served seven straight points to give the Outlaws a 10-5 advantage. Sisters held on to the lead and took the set 25-23.

Ridgeview came out strong offensively in the third set while the Outlaws struggled to find their offense, and in the end dropped the set 19-25.

The Outlaws struggled to find momentum in the fourth set and were behind from the get-go until Vohs rattled off six straight points at the service line to tie it up 14-14. Sisters gained the needed momentum and held the Ravens to just five more points to take the set 25-29 and win the match.

Davis led the team with 12 kills, followed by Vohs who tallied six kills, three blocks, and four aces. Bailey Robertson recorded four kills and seven blocks.

Coach Rory Rush said, “We played well tonight. We saw some things we need to work on, but overall it was fun to see the girls work hard and learn to put the pieces together to play as a team. Ridgeview is a very tough team and it was good for us to be pushed and struggle at times, but be able to overcome and walk away with the win.”

At home against Stayton on Thursday, the Outlaws’ serving was stellar.

A five-point serving run by Vohs highlighted the first set and put the Outlaws on top 20-13. Sisters easily took the set in a final score of 25-15.

In the second set Sydney Myhre served up eight straight points to give the Outlaws a 22-13 lead. Hannah Fendall finished the set with a kill to the middle of the court, for a 25-14 finish.

In the final set, Gracelyn Myhre served six in a row to give the Outlaws a 19-13 advantage. Sisters took the set 25-16 to earn a sweep against the visiting Eagles.

Davis led the squad with 18 kills, followed by Vohs, who recorded 10 kills and five aces. Fendall recorded 36 assists from the setter position.

On Saturday, the Outlaws traveled to Eugene to play in the South Eugene Tournament.

Sisters finished pool play 3-3, and were then matched up against Mountain View. The Outlaws won two of the three sets, 25-18, 8-25, 15-12, which put them in the semi-final game against Silverton. Sisters fell 23-25, 15-23 to Silverton and finished the tournament tied for third place.

Vohs led the team with 36 kills, nine blocks, and nine aces for the tourney, and Robertson followed with 21 kills and two blocks. Sisters Gracelyn and Sydney Myhre each tallied 13 kills. Gracelyn also had two blocks and one ace, and Sydney had six aces and one block. Bree White posted 10 kills, four aces, and one block.

Rush said, “It was a long, rough day for us, and most games were filled with struggles and errors. It was a day for us to work through some different rotations and work on our mental game, learning to have adversity and be able to overcome. We had some bumps along the way, but the girls played hard and left the gym motivated to get back to practice and prepare for league rival Sweet Home.”

Sisters was scheduled to play at home on Tuesday, September 14, against Sweet Home. They will travel to Newport two days later for a matchup against the Cubs.

On Saturday, 20 teams from around the state will attend the annual Sisters Volleyball Tournament at Sisters High School.


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