Volleyball advances to quarterfinals
Last updated 11/3/2021 at Noon
The Lady Outlaws stomped the Marist Spartans in a 3-0 sweep at home on Saturday, October 30, in the first round of the State playoffs. With the win the Outlaws advance to the second round and were to host Siuslaw on Tuesday, November 2. The winner of that match plays in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. at Corvallis High School on Friday, November 5.
Sisters had a slow start against the Spartans in the first set due to some nerves, and they committed a lot of unforced errors. After they gained composure they controlled the tempo of the game. Setter Hannah Fendall had a tip for a kill after a crazy rally to put the Outlaws on top 23-21, and two Marist errors gave Sisters the 25-21 win.
In the second set, Gracie Vohs went on a 10-point serving run that included five aces and put the Outlaws on top 17-4. Sisters went on to easily tally a 25-14 win, that was capped off by a big kill out of the middle by Vohs.
Vohs was once again impressive at the service line in the third set, with a five-point run that gave the Outlaws a 10-2 advantage. Vohs posted four kills in the last six points behind the serving of Maddie Pollard. The Outlaws limited the Spartans to just nine points in the set and recorded the sweep.
Vohs led the Outlaws with 14 kills, and the Myhre sisters, Sydney and Gracelyn, followed with eight and seven kills, respectively. Sydney Myhre also had seven digs in the match. Mia Monaghan tallied 10 digs and Hannah Fendall dished out 34 assists.
Coach Rory Rush said, “I’m very proud of the girls for overcoming their nerves at the start and settling in to play their game. Sets two and three we were in control and never let Marist in the game. Moving forward, we have to start strong in set one to set the tempo and maintain it from start to