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Paula Romero had six kills and Stephanie Hall recorded two aces in Tri-Valley Conference win

PMG PHOTO: DEREK WILEY - Molalla senior Stephanie Hall had two aces Thursday against Madras.

After a disappointing 3-0 loss last Tuesday on the road, Molalla regrouped to sweep Madras 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-23) Thursday at home.

"We readjusted and were definitely more ready to play Madras," Molalla coach Lauree Nelzen said. "We just had a talk about season goals and where our focus is and do we need to readjust. We had a great day of practice on Wednesday and they were definitely more ready to go both mentaly and skill wise to tackle Madras."

Paula Romero had six kills against the White Buffaloes. Emma Cortes and Sydney Thompson posted five and four kills, respectively.

Stephanie Hall had two aces and Quincee Muffett recorded eight digs.

Last Tuesday's 13-25, 10-25, 16-25 loss came at Corbett.

"We just didn't come ready to play and I think out of all the programs we play in our league, Corbett is usually the one that gives me the most angst going into it," Nelzen said. "They're such a good disciplined program and they are always steady and scrappy. I voiced my concern to the girls to be ready to go and we just weren't."

Romero had five kills. Olivia Lewis finished with three kills. Sam McNeil and Krissy Kendall had seven and six digs, respectively.

"We're usually right there with them," Nelzen said of Corbett, which defeated Estacada Thursday to improve to 4-0 in the Tri-Valley Conference. At 2-2, Molalla was third in the league behind Corbett and North Marion.

"It's usually a pretty good match," Nelzen said. "Most of the time we have not come out on top, but we should have competed with them much better than we did."

Derek Wiley
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