Volleyball Roundup: Coug-gals hit 12-1 overall

Wallowa's Katie Sturtevant (L) and Sarah Bomberger try to locate the volleyball during Wallowa's win over Adrian last Friday. Prone in the background is Holli Barton. Photo by Rocky Wilson

Wallowa dropped the Adrian Angelopes 25-18, 25-7, 25-12 in an Old Oregon League volleyball match Friday.

The serving of sophomore Britt Davis propelled the visiting Antelopes to a 7-3 lead in the first game, but the Cougars (12-1 overall) rallied.

Wallowa's Sarah Bomberger served up an ace to even the score at 16 and the route was on.

Wallowa middle blocker Megan McLain concluded both the first and second games with a kill and then a strong stuff block. The third and final game, with Wallowa substituting freely, ended on a strong cross-court kill by Amber Josi.

Panthers edge out Enterprise girls in heartbreaker

The homestanding Imbler Panthers rallied Friday afternoon to narrowly upend Enterprise 21-25, 19-25, 26-24, 25-10, 16-14 in a Wapiti League volleyball match. It was the second heartbreaking five set, 14-16 final game loss for Enterprise in the past week, having lost to Nyssa in similar fashion the previous Friday.

Tiffany Rasmussen, Amy Clerget, Lizzie Woody and Leanne Foster played key roles in Imbler's win.

With the score tied at 14 in the final game, Enterprise made two unforced errors that cost it the game and the match. EHS coach Tammy Crawford, though disappointed with the loss, did not fault her players for the final two points. "I want my girls to be aggressive all the time," she said.

Crawford applauded the setting efforts of Jessie Morgan and Maya Waldron which helped set up eight kills each by Waldron and Aki Kawasaki.

Valerie Davis, Tera Phinney, Waldron and Amy Pace all served at 100 percent for Enterprise.

Joseph plays well in G.U. loss

Grant Union stopped the Joseph Eagles 25-13, 25-17, 25-13 in Wapiti League volleyball action Friday in Joseph.

Joseph coach Kendall Hayes said her girls played well against the Prospectors, but did not have the firepower to pull off an upset.

Jessie Botham recorded 14 kills, four digs and five blocks for Joseph. Jerri Moro had five kills, three blocks and three serving aces for the Eagles.

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