Bowmen, Wolves open volleyball playoffs Wednesday
The Sherwood and Tualatin high school volleyball teams are entering the second season.
But, to keep their seasons going, the Lady Bowmen and the Timberwolves will have to pick up postseason victories on the road.
The Sherwood and Tualatin squads will open the Class 6A state playoffs with first-round road matches on Wednesday. Sherwood will play at Clackamas, and Tualatin will travel to Sheldon for contests set to start at 6:30 p.m.
Sherwood, the No. 3 team out of the Pacific Conference, and the No. 19 team in the final OSAA power rankings is 14-8 on the season. The Lady Bowmen finished their regular-season schedule on Oct. 24 by posting a 25-22, 25-11, 25-22 win at Liberty, to finish Pacific Conference play at 8-4.
Clackamas, the Mt. Hood Conference runner-up, and the No. 14 in the final power rankings, is 18-9 on the season.
Sherwood, if it wins at Clackamas on Wednesday, will either play at Mountainside, or host Roseburg, in a second-round state playoff match on Saturday.
Tualatin, the No. 5 team out of the Three Rivers League, and the No. 29 team in the power rankings, is 8-11 on the season. The Wolves finished their regular-season slate with a 25-18, 25-20, 25-22 loss at Canby on Oct. 24.
Sheldon, the Southwest Conference champion, and the No. 4 team in the power rankings, is 21-6 on the season.
If the Wolves are able to get a win at Sheldon on Wednesday, they will play at either Bend or Beaverton in a second-round state playoff match on Saturday.
The Tigard volleyball team finished its season with a 25-19, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21 home loss to Lake Oswego in a Three Rivers League match on Oct. 24. The Tigers finished in seventh place in the final TRL standings at 2-12, while going 4-15 for the season.
The loss to Lake Oswego marked the final high school match for Tigard seniors Liz Blodgett and Summer Thompson.
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