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Outlaws take first league loss in volleyball

The Lady Outlaws logged a sweep over Philomath at home on Tuesday, September 21, with scores of 26-24, 25-16, and 25-20, but two days later at Cascade they suffered their first league loss, 21-25, 17-25, 25-14, 19-25.

In Tuesday’s match, Sisters jumped out to an early 7-2 lead. Philomath slowly whittled away at the Outlaws’ lead and unforced errors by the Outlaws allowed the Warriors to tie the set 23-23. Philomath missed two key serves at the end of the set, which the Outlaws capitalized on for the win.

The second set started in similar fashion, with Sisters taking a quick 9-3 advantage behind great serves from Sydney Myhre. Tough serves and less unforced errors kept Sisters out front the entire way.

Gracie Vohs served seven in a row to put the Outlaws on top 10-2 in the third and final set. Sisters never looked back and five straight kills from Vohs gave the Outlaws the momentum and the sweep.

Vohs led the Outlaws with 12 kills, and Sydney Myhre followed with eight kills and three blocks. Bree White added five kills.

Coach Rory Rush said, “After coming off a great win this weekend at our tournament, tonight we had moments where we looked a little out of sync. But we were able to recover and get the win. We’re going to work on a few things to make sure we are mentally and physically ready for our next match.”

On Thursday at Cascade there were several long rallies and a lot of close plays at the net, but the Outlaws just didn’t have enough in them to get the win.

Gracelyn Myhre lit up the line and back corners for a 10-kill finish on the night.

Gracie Vohs had eight kills in the middle, six of which were straight, powerful kills right down to the floor. She also had a series of outstanding blocks; once, four times in a row as Cascade kept attempting to get the ball over the net.

Bree White and Sydney Myhre recorded six kills each.

Sisters was to play at Woodburn on Tuesday, September 28.


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