Volleyball team sees its comeback denied
|Corbett (25, 25, 25)|
|Estacada (17, 23, 17)|
CORBETT — After dropping the first set, Estacada's volleyball team asserted itself early in the second but was unable to pull even during a three-set loss at Corbett last Thursday.
The Rangers won 8 of 10 points to start the second set, prompting Corbett to take a quick timeout. Estacada kept it rolling coming out of the break when Karlye Nakashimada hit an ace, and Sophia Davies sent a kill through the middle to grow the margin to 14-6.
But Corbett wasn't ready to roll over.
The Cardinals would win 13 of 17 points (.765) and move into the lead 19-18 on an ace by Bella Dentler.
What once appeared to be Estacada's set was now up for grabs.
Estacada moved in front when Emily Gant set the ball into the middle for Trinity Gach, who got a running start out of the back and sent a powerful shot through the middle.
Corbett rallied to take the final four points to claim the set and put the Rangers in must-win mode in the third.
The early stages of the final set saw ties on five consecutive points before Estacada sent an attack long to end the string, and Corbett ran off eight straight points to take command of the set 19-10.
The loss dropped Estacada (6-2) from the top of the Tri-Valley for the first time this season.
The Rangers play at a tournament in Seaside this weekend before wrapping up the league season at last-place Gladstone at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
View photos from the match at daveball.exposuremanager.com.
Look for expanded coverage ahead in our Oct. 12, print edition.