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Wildcats improved to 9-0 in the Northwest Oregon Conference and 11-0 overall

PMG PHOTO: DEREK WILEY - Wilsonville sophomore Ashli Edmiston hits the ball past a pair of Milwaukie blockers Tuesday.

Wilsonville's domination of the Northwest Oregon Conference continued last week.

The Wildcats first swept Milwaukie 3-0 (25-14, 25-8, 25-14) on Tuesday.

"We try to take one game at a time and focus on our fundamentals and what we mean as a team together and work together as a team," said Wilsonville senior captain Kennedy Juranek, who had three aces, three digs and 25 assists. "It's really exciting that we haven't lost a match yet."

Lindsey Hartford had 11 kills and five digs at Milwaukie. Clarissa Klein posted seven kills and six aces. Ashli Edmiston had 6 kills and Tenley Lubisich added four aces.

The Wildcats then defeated Scappoose 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-16) at home on Thursday.

With the victories, Wilsonville improved to 11-0 overall and 9-0 in the NWOC.

Going back to the 2017 season, Wilsonville has won 33 straight league matches.

Over the past two seasons, the Wildcats have only lost one set against a NWOC opponent. Wilsonville has not lost a match at home in more than two years.

"We know that we have a target on our backs since we are undefeated and we don't take any team for less than what they are," Juranek said. "We play every game to our fullest ability. Having fun is definitely part of volleyball and when we have fun we play better. We're really stepping up our game."

Wilsonville will face its biggest tests of the season the next two weekends in tournaments at Liberty and West Linn high schools.

"Our team was so young last year," senior captain Gracie Thompson said. "We've just become so close over these past two years and the fact that we were just familiar with each other, made it easy to jump into the season. Even off the court, we're all really good friends. We have to keep working hard. We definitely can't let up."

Derek Wiley
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