Tribe VB team comes close, but no league victory yet

Scappoose loses three matches, but win the first two games in two

he Scappoose Lady Indians' volleyball team knows how to make a match of it, but has only come close so far to winning one in Cowapa League play.

The team fell to Banks 25-21, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday last week.

'At Banks we played really tough. Banks was second in state last year and returning everyone. I was pleased with the team's performance,' Scappoose coach Amy McNeil said.

Thursday, the team took a 2-0 lead at Seaside, but then lost the last three games and the match.

'We dominated the first two games,' McNeil said. 'Seaside came out with fire in the third-fifth games. We couldn't match their intensity.'

Monday, night the Lady Indians had a similar match with Yamhill-Carlton. They won the first two games (25-16, 25-10) but fell short in the last three games (22-25, 21-25, 10-15).

'The girls competed. We get closer and closer to a win, and keep getting better and better,' McNeil said. 'I know it's going to click very soon. We are all anxious and hungry for that first win. I love this team unconditionally, I'm so proud of each and every one of them.'

Against YC, the team had: 12 kills and 4 aces in game 1; 10 kills and 7 aces in game 2; 11 kills, 3 blocking kills and 2 aces in game 3; 13 kills, 1 blocking kill and 1 ace in game 4; 4 kills, 1 setter dump kill, and 1 block kill in game 5.

Phlycia Haigh led the team with 17 kills, 5 aces, and 1 block kill. Lexine Loos had 10 kills, 1 block kill, and 2 aces. Abby Kessi had 9 kills and 1 block kill. Megan Gaylord had 9 kills and 1 block kill. Kate Johnston had 3 kills and 1 block kill

McNeil added, 'Nikki Andreotti had an amazing night on defense and serve receive. She had some great digs that led to kills. I was very pleased with her efforts, attitude, and game play. She is only a sophomore but plays like a competitor. I'm so proud of her.'

The Lady Indians host Astoria on Wednesday night this week and go to Tillamook this coming Tuesday.