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Cowgirls advance to semifinals


Crook County takes four-set victory from the Ridgeview Ravens

Friday, the Crook County Cowgirls overcame first-set jitters to knock off the Ridgeview Ravens in the OSAA?Class 4A state volleyball quarterfinals.by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Hannah Troutman goes up for one of her 25 kills as the Crook County Cowgirls defeated the Ridgeview Ravens in four sets to reach the OSAA Class 4A State Volleyball Tournament semifinals Friday night at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Crook County fell behind 13-6 early in the first set of the match. The Cowgirls tried to rally, but never led as the Ravens took the set 25-19.

But, Crook County rebounded to take the next three sets 25-16, 26-24, 25-6 to earn a berth in Friday night’s semifinals at Lane Community College.

“You came back and changed your fate and that shows a true team,” Crook County Head Coach Rosie Honl told her team following the match. “Smart. Heads up. You just really impressed me. You are a team that is going to be here Saturday night.”

Hannah Troutman led the Cowgirl offense with 25 kills, while Karlee Hollis added eight, Kathryn Kaonis seven, and Jennifer Roth six. Roth also had an outstanding match from the service line, going 20-22 with seven aces. Roth served 14 consecutive points in the decisive fourth set. As a team, the Cowgirls had 22 aces and 47 kills in the match.

Aspen Christiansen also had a solid match, leading the Cowgirl defense with 23 digs.

Hidden Valley, winners of a five-set thriller over La Grande (26-24, 25-23, 25-17, 17-25, 15-11), played Crook County in the semifinals, while Cascade played Sisters in the other semifinal.