Traveling to Pine Eagle and Cove, Wallowa High volleyball split its two matches. The Lady Cougars defeated Pine Eagle in three games and then lost to Cove, 3-1.

The Cougars (2-2 in the Old Oregon League) started the weekend by crushing Pine Eagle, 25-14, 25-17 and 25-10.

Throughout the day, the whole team seemed to perfect its passing. Coach Terri Wilson grades the assists on a 1-to-3 scale, and every player scored above 2.0. "I've never had that happen," Wilson said.

Excellent passes set up the hitters for a big day. Senior Mallory Turner made 8 kills, sophomore Meagan McKenzie had 7 and senior Brittany Mayton had 5. Turner also made 15 digs. McKenzie was 13 of 15 in hitting on Friday.

Mayton served 6 aces, while Turner made 3. Sophomore Anna Chrisman converted all 12 of her serves and made 7 digs, while freshman Jesica Bingham served 14 of 16 and made 12 digs.

The next day, playing at Cove, the Cougars won the first game, 25-21, but dropped three in a row. As strong as Wallowa had passed at Pine Eagle, they struggled against the Leopards.

Despite the difficulties, Turner managed to make 15 kills, while Mayton had 7 and McKenzie had 4.

Mayton also converted all of her serves, 23 in total, along with 5 aces. Bingham served 3 aces.

Turner made 21 digs, and Chrisman made 17.

Wallowa returns home for four consecutive. On Friday, the Lady Cougars host Powder Valley at 4 p.m.

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