By Rongi Yost

Lady Outlaws host volleyball invitational


Last updated 9/20/2022 at Noon

Sisters volleyball hosted the annual Sisters Invitational, which consisted of 18 top 3A and 4A teams from across the state.

The Lady Outlaws flew through pool play undefeated against 4A Tillamook, LaGrande, and Cottage Grove, which made them the No. 1 seed for afternoon bracket play.

Sisters was matched up against Burns, the No. 2-ranked team in 3A, to kick off bracket play. The Outlaws and the Highlanders met a couple of weeks ago with Sisters taking down Burns in an exciting four-set match. This time around the Outlaws were without two defensive specialists, and struggled to pass effectively against the high-flying Highlanders squad. Sisters eventually succumbed to the onslaught of the Highlanders and lost in two straight sets with scores of 22-25, 18-25, eliminating them from moving forward.

Coach Rory Rush said, “With limited defensive subs, we struggled to pass all day. It took us out of system far too often and had us scrambling. While we played strong in the morning, our lack of consistent and quality passing was hard to overcome against such a strong Burns team. It was a great learning experience for this group. They will adjust and be just fine.”

Burns went on to beat Valley Catholic for the tournament championship.

The No. 1-ranked Outlaws were scheduled to head right back into league play with an important matchup at No. 7- ranked Creswell on Monday, September 19.


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