Photo by Ray Rodriguez
SOUTH WASCO COUNTY teammates Allie Noland (left) and Tatum Hahn come together for a return volley in a volleyball match played earlier this season in Maupin. Tuesday in Moro, the Lady Redsides won their seventh in the past eight matches with a three-game sweep over Sherman.
As of Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The South Wasco County Redsides are riding a stretch of seven wins in the past eight matches, as Baily Hogenkamp tallied 11 kills and the combination of Madisen Davis and Jacqueline Noland combined for eight aces to lead the team to a three-game sweep over Sherman Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference volleyball tussle in Moro.
“We served at 92 percent and were able to keep Sherman from stringing a lot of points together,” said SWC head coach Donna Barton. “That has been the thing we have been trying to work on is to not let teams string more than three points in a row. It feels good to win league games, especially on the road.”
SWC came away with a 25-19 win in the first set, but the Lady Huskies showed some fight in the second set, but could not get the bounces to go their way in a 25-23 loss.
Up 2-0 in the match, the Redsides were able to complete the sweep by a 25-18 margin.
With the road win, SWC is now just a half a game behind Condon-Wheeler for third place in the league standings.
Ally Muhleman had seven kills, 10 digs and a block and teammate Allie Noland tacked on three kills.
Ana Popchock was good for five kills and an ace, and Tatum Hahn added five digs.
“We passed really well, which allowed a lot more consistent attacks,” Barton said about her team’s play in the match. “The defense is coming together and the flow of the game has greatly improved. Defensively, we let very few balls hit the ground.”
No. 24-ranked South Wasco County (8-6 overall, 3-2 league) plays Ione and Arlington starting at noon Saturday afternoon in a Big Sky dual in Moro.
Sherman (4-9, 1-4) next hits the court versus Arlington at 10 a.m. and Ione at 4 p.m. Saturday for league matchups also in Moro.