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Lady Indians split league matches, do well in tourney



JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Kamryn Erickson goes up for a spike during match with Astoria on Wednesday.The Scappoose Indians came away from action over the past week with a much-needed win over Seaside, a good tournament performance, but a loss to third ranked Valley Catholic.

“Seaside was a match we absolutely had to have and the girls started off slow,” coach Mark Sprenger said, “but we played really well in game two and game four. Game three we were forced to play a rotation we are not used to as Donn Smith went out with an injury. We had to adjust with people playing out of position. Our serve receive was not great, but is improving.”

Scappoose would lose the first game to Seaside, 18-25, but then bounced back for a 25-12 win. They slipped in a game three win 25-23 and pounced on the Gulls with a 25-11 fourth game for the victory.

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Scappoose downed Astoria in four matches on Wednesday night. They are now 4-4 in the Cowapa League and 8-8 overall.

Kyleigh Weber was 92 percent serving with an ace, and 100 percent on serve reception. Alyssa Spang was 100 percent serving with two aces and had two kills. Donn Smith had eight kills. Hannah Carey had 10 kills, and 81 percent serving with four aces.

Sprenger said the team had success at Junction City, getting in a lot of games and improving their service receive and confidence. The team went 5-1 in pool play, and advanced to the semifinals of bracket play before losing to Sheridan.

They beat Molalla 25-18, 25-20 in their first pool game, split with Newport 25-19 and 22-25, and beat Cottage Grove 25-17, 25-21.

In bracket play, they beat Madras 25-9 and 25-13, but lost to 3A 6th-ranked Sheridan, 14-25, 25-16, 10-15. Sheridan went on to win the tournament, beating 11th ranked Junction City.

The Valley Catholic game was a bit bitter-sweet for Scappoose. The Tribe gave the Valiants a hard-fought match in their first meeting. They couldn’t stay as close this time, losing 25-22, 25-19, 25-16.

Scappoose is now ranked 18th overall with three league matches and one non-league match left on the season. The team (3-4, 7-8) is currently fourth in the league just one match behind Tillamook. The ‘Mooks are currently higher rated at 8th. Scappoose played Astoria on Wednesday night and next Tuesday goes to Tillamook. They finish league with No. 2-rated Banks on Oct. 15. The Lady Indians play in a tournament at Corbett on Oct. 17. Tillamook played Banks on Wednesday, and have Scappoose and Seaside remaining in Cowapa League play. They go to a Marshfield Oct. 17.

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