Country Christian volleyball squad snags third
Battles with the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the Class 1A ranks set the stage for two wins in three matches to end the regular-season and secure a third-place league finish for the Country Christian volleyball team.
The Cougars also celebrated their five seniors in the process â€“ Lanie Barden, Lizzy Grandle, McKenzie Syphard, Evelyn Krieck, and Lilly Begley.
On Oct. 12, the Cougars fell to top-ranked North Clackamas Christian by a 3-1 count, then came right back two days later to face No. 2 Damascus Christian, to whom they fell by a 3-0 score.
"With a good showing we fell to both and then played Open Door (3-1 win on Oct. 15), fixing ourselves as the third-place team in our league," coach Cara Grandle said.
Country Christian won the Open Door Christian match by coming back from a 16-25 first set loss, rattling off 25-16, 25-14 and 25-19 wins to snag the victory.
The Cougars dropped a non-league battle with Salem Academy on Oct. 18, then finished up league play Oct. 19 with a 3-0 win over Valor Christian.
Now, the Cougars await their district tournament and the chance to earn a seed to the state tournament. District tourney play begins Oct. 23 at Wilsonville High School.
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