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CCHS whips Redmond

Cowgirls sweep struggling Panthers 25-4, 25-11, 25-6

by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Laken Berlin digs a ball during the Cowgirls’ easy victory over the Redmond Panthers on Thursday.

The Crook County Cowgirls were rolling on all cylinders Thursday night as they crushed the Redmond Panthers in straight sets.
   “I was really impressed that the girls stayed sharp and focused all night,” said Crook County head coach Rosie Honl following the match.
   The Cowgirls, who were playing their first home match of the year, cruised to a 9-0 lead to start the first and remained in control throughout the set.
   Crook County began substituting early in the second set and still held a 16-9 lead midway through the set. The Cowgirls blew the set open when Laken Berlin served the next five points as the Cowgirls extended their lead to 22-9.
   Playing their entire bench, the Cowgirls rolled out to a 17-3 lead to open the third set and coasted to the easy victory.
   Makayla Lindburg and Hannah Troutman led the Cowgirls in kills with 13 and 10 respectively. Karlee Hollis added seven kills while going a perfect 10 for 10 from the service line with a pair of aces. Ali Apperson was also perfect from the service line going 15 for 15 with four aces while Berlin was 21 for 22 with four aces and Annie Fraser was 14 for 15 with three aces.
   Crook County had 34 kills in the match compared to just 10 for Redmond.
   With the win, the Cowgirls moved their record to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the Intermountain Hybrid Conference while Redmond fell to 2-7 overall and 0-3 in conference play.