Canby battles West Linn to the wire in loss, comes back for nice win over Lake Oswego on Friday night

The Canby High volleyball team had a mixed week, dropping a hard-fought five-game match to West Linn Tuesday, then snagging a 3-1 victory over Lake Oswego on Friday.

Against West Linn, the Cougars just kept clawing against a team that physically was a little better on the court.

"We were very outmatched physically, but played together so well as a team that the match was close," said head coach Terri Jo Schlatter. "We were in the lead in the fourth set and let it slip away at the end, but I was very proud of the effort."

COURTESY PHOTO - The Canby High volleyball team gets ready for their match against Lake Oswego on Friday.

Despite the loss, there were some eye-popping individual efforts, including Daley McClellan's 49 kills on 97 attempts (.423 kill percentage). Atalie Leder added a whopping 63 assists on the night and Caitlin Gay added 15 kills on 37 attempts.

Against Lake Oswego, Schlatter said the Cougars faced a "big and physical," but ther team was "a better ball-handling team. Both outside hitters had great performances."

Leder delivered 40 assists from her setter position, while McClellan delivered 35 kills on 66 attempts as well as 15 digs and eight service aces. Gay had eight kills, no errors and nine digs to the tally. Libero Sammy Vandecoevering had 12 digs and Gabi Grey delivered six service aces on the night.

Canby gets back on the court Tuesday at Lakeridge, then Friday at Oregon City.

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