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Volleyball: Bulldogs lose a pair to league foes

Volleyball roundup: Kennedy loses rematch against Culver Bulldogs in 2A top-10 showdown


Woodburn

The Bulldogs lost a pair of games on the road last week against top 10 teams in the Mid-Willamette Conference.

Woodburn traveled to Lebanon Tuesday, losing 3-0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-15) to the No. 9 Warriors.

The Bulldogs then traveled to West Albany Thursday, losing 3-0 (25-3, 25-8, 25-7) to the No. 1 Bulldogs of the south.

Woodburn capped the week with a three-game tournament at North Salem High School Saturday. Results were not available at press time.

Woodburn (0-11, 0-8 Mid-Willamette) was scheduled to face Silverton Monday, followed by a home contest against Corvallis Wednesday.

North Marion

The Huskies lost a pair of games last week but picked up their first set win against a conference opponent Thursday against Gladstone.

North Marion won the opening set on the road against the Gladiators before losing the next three to fall 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-16).

Earlier in the week, the Huskies were swept 3-0 (25-15, 25-9, 25-17) at home to Molalla.

North Marion (1-10, 0-5 Tri-Valley) were scheduled to travel to La Salle Monday, followed by a home game against Estacada Wednesday.

Gervais

The Cougars dropped two home games last week to West Valley opponents.

Gervais lost 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-20) to Sheridan Tuesday, followed by a 3-0 loss (25-8, 25-13, 25-11) to Willamina two days later.

The Cougars (0-13, 0-9 West Valley) start a streak of four straight games on the road, beginning with a game against Dayton that was scheduled for Monday, followed by a trip to Horizon Christian Wednesday.

Kennedy

The?No. 7 Trojans lost a rematch to No. 3 Culver Bulldogs Thursday night, putting the team firmly into second place in the Tri-River Conference.

Despite a strong opening set, Kennedy was swept 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-14) to the visiting Bulldogs Thursday night.

Kennedy won the following night against Central Linn 3-1 (25-15, 15-25, 25-17, 25-13).

The Trojans (14-3, 10-2 Tri-River) travel to play against Waldport Tuesday and Toledo Thursday.

St. Paul

The Buckaroos retained their No. 1 ranking for another week after winning three games last week to remain unbeaten in the Casco League.

St. Paul opened the week at Country Christian with a 3-0 win (25-23, 25-10, 25-21), followed by back-to-back 3-0 victories against Jewell Thursday night.

The Bucks (13-3, 11-0 Casco) were scheduled to play against Willamette Valley Christian Monday night, followed by a home game against Perrydale Wednesday. The team finishes the week Thursday at home against Crosshill Christian and C.S. Lewis Academy.