Lady Outlaws compete at Clearwater Classic
Last updated 10/17/2023 at 10:21am
The Lady Outlaws volleyball squad traveled to Bend on Saturday, October 14, and competed in the Clearwater Classic. Twenty-four 4A, 5A, and mostly 6A teams were in attendance, with Sisters as the lone 3A team.
Sisters started pool play against West Salem, and two back-to-back kills from Gracelyn Myhre gave the Lady Outlaws the 25-19 firstset win. In the second set Sisters started out down 0-5, but came back and posted a 25-21 win with big kills from Gracie Vohs and Kathryn Scholl down the stretch that secured the victory.
The Outlaws had their way with Redmond in the second game of pool play and defeated the Panthers 25-10, 25-15.
Sisters wrapped up pool play against Skyview, a top-notch team from Idaho, and lost both sets, 12-25, 17-25. SkyView put up big blocks and had smart, great hitters. The Outlaws finished pool play 4-2 for eighth place and was placed in the Gold Bracket for afternoon play.
In bracket play, the Outlaws had to start with a match against Skyview. Sisters started off great, with kills from Bailey Robertson, Gracie Vohs, and Kathryn Scholl. An ace from the service line put the Outlaws ahead 8-4. Down the stretch Myhre, Vohs, and Bailey Robertson put down some big kills and the set ended with a block from Scholl against Skyview’s biggest hitter. Sisters led the entire way and tallied the 25-20 win.
“After not playing to our full potential in the morning we regrouped and came out ready to play,” said Coach Rory Rush. “The girls played so well together and Skyview didn’t know what hit them.”
The second set was back and forth, but the Outlaws came up short 20-25. In the third, the Outlaws tried to whittle away at Skyview’s lead, but their big offense and tough serving were too much, and the Outlaws lost 12-15.
“The girls played hard today,” said Rush. “They competed hard and battled hard. While we didn’t walk away with the win, we walked away with great experience against a great team.”