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Cougars can have potential winning league record in volleyball for the first time in at least eight years if they're victorious


Gervais's volleyball team has put together a quietly impressive season. After winning just three games last year, the Cougars now own a 6-11 overall record that includes going 5-5 in Tri-River Conference play. The highlight of the season is up for grabs so far. It's either Gervais defeating Kennedy for the first time in more than eight years; or winning a nail-biter 3-0 against visiting Culver on the teams homecoming game.

PMG FILE PHOTO: TANNER RUSS - The Gervais volleyball team has been quietly building up a solid league resume this season, going 5-5 through Oct. 15. The team can finish above .500 for the first time in at least eight years if it wins out.

The team has two more chances to rack up wins. The first opportunity will be when they host the Colton Vikings (3-14) on Monday, Oct. 18. The second opportunity will be against Kennedy (4-10) on the road Tuesday, Oct. 19. Both games will happen after the Independent goes to press.

Girls soccer

The Gervais girls soccer team has had its moments. The team is 1-7-2 on the season and has conceded 26 goals across all competition, but they have only been shut out three times. Add in a 2-0 win against 13th-ranked Blanchet Catholic (7-5-1), and it hasn't been a totally lost season. The Cougars have been outgunned, but never out of the game entirely. The squad has two more games scheduled: the first is Monday, Oct. 18, against Salem Academy/Kennedy (1-6-1), and the second is against Amity/Western Christian (8-2-1) on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Boys soccer

The boys soccer team has had a bit of a condensed schedule, only playing five games the entire season and starting its play Oct. 1. The season opener against non-league opponent Blanchet Catholic was canceled. Despite going 1-4 across those games, the Cougars are ranked 35th out of 57 teams at the 3A/2A/1A level. The lone win on the season came against Yamhill-Carlton 4-1. There are only two games left for the Cougars: one on Monday, Oct. 18, against Salem Academy/Kennedy (1-6-2) and one on Friday, Oct. 22, against Delphian (6-3-2).


It's been a tough season for the Gervais football team. The Cougars have gone 0-7 thus far and lost by an average of 49.6 points. It hasn't been without its own offense though; the Cougars put up 21 points against Culver and 12 against Harrisburg. It's been a disappointing season, but there are still two chances to turn it around. Gervais will take to the road against Salem Academy (2-4) on Friday, Oct. 22, and then again Thursday, Oct. 28, when they travel to Colton (2-3).

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