Coug spikers dominate net

Lady Coug Lynique Oveson (right) goes for a big hit against Enterprise's Jennifer McCready on Saturday afternoon at the Wallowa Invitational Volleyball Tournament. Photo by Kim Lamb

The Lady Cougs continued their dominate form over the past week winning 14 games.

Wallowa traveled to LaGrande last Tuesday and came home victorious over the Tigers after winning the match in four games 25-19, 22-25, 25-18 and 25-12.

The Cougs traveled to Adrian Friday and were not phased by the long road trip as they won in three straight games 25-11, 25-23 and 25-19.

Junior Wendy Spaur was the leading server versus Adrian for the Orange and Black with 95% accuracy on 21/22 serves. Wallowa was consistent in their hitting with 84% overall. Chelsie Frei led the team hitting 9/10 with three kills. Katie Sturtevant also had three kills hitting 7/8 and 14 assists. Sturtevant was perfect in digs going 6/6. Megan McLain had a great game hitting 16/19 with eight kills. Lynique Oveson continued her consistent performance with 10 kills. Oveson also led in serve receives with 11 of 12.

"We missed 12 serves during the Adrian match, basically that was our only weakness," said WHS coach Terri Wilson.

The Lady Cougs carried their winning ways into their home five way tourney on Saturday by sweeping their opponents in eight games in four straight matches as follows: Enterprise 25-22,25-16; Powder Valley 25-19, 25-16; Huntington 25-10, 25-12 and Joseph 25-23 and 28-26.

Wallowa served 94% for the tournament as a team. They were led by Leah Pringle and Oveson, both of whom were perfect for the day serving 9/9 including three aces and 18/18 including one ace respectively. Spaur, McLain, Frei and Sturtevant also had a good tournament from the service line serving 34/35 with four aces, 39/41 with four aces, 19/20 with three aces and 35/38 with nine aces.

Wallowa was 84% in hitting for the tournament with Oveson leading the way with 28 kills for 95%. McLain was close behind with 25 kills followed by Sturtevant and Amber Josi with eight each.

Junior Lindsey Easom came off of the bench and did well in the Joseph match also.

"When they decide that they want it they really go after it ," Wilson said. "I'm very happy with their serving and their hitting was very consistent."

The Lady Cougs travel to Prairie City on Friday and to the Old Oregon League Tourney in Baker City on Saturday,

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