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Quick start fades in quarterfinal loss to Central

Gresham bounces back with two wins Saturday to finish fourth at the 6A volleyball tournament.


by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Jayde Folsom prepares to make a serve during the second set of the teams quarterfinal loss to Central Catholic on Friday.

HILLSBORO — Gresham came out on fire in Friday’s volleyball quarterfinals, but Central Catholic found the water bucket and quickly doused the threat for a three-set sweep.

The Gophers were all over the court in the first set, highlighted when Abby Bryant made a diving dig on the sideline, keeping the ball alive for Alex Frazier to bury a kill into the back corner for a 6-4 lead.

Central fell further behind when a return went into the net, prompting an early timeout down 8-4.

Gresham maintained its edge when Claire Palmiter made a big swing out of the middle for a 10-6 lead.

But that was the end of the road for the Gophers, as Central forced a sideout and Kealia Rosa stepped to the service line for a nine-point run. The Rams found their groove and couldn’t be stopped, claiming 19 of the last 22 points to take the first set.

“We came out with a lot of passion and caught them off guard a bit,” Gresham coach Lori Cook said. “But they got back into their system and they were off.”

The Rams never trailed again, taking the final two sets 25-18, 25-12 to complete the sweep.

Gresham bounced back to win back-to-back consolation matches Saturday, sweeping eastside rival Barlow and rallying to take down Sheldon in five sets in the fourth-place match.

Central Catholic dropped a five-set match to Roseburg in Friday’s semifinals, ending the Rams quest for a fourth consecutive title. That keeps Gresham (1988-91) alone at the top for most big-school crowns in a row.

Look for extended quarterfinal coverage, including Barlow's loss to Roseburg, in the Tuesday, Nov. 13, edition of The Outlook.

View a photo gallery from Friday’s quarterfinal match at …

http://daveball.exposuremanager.com/g/nov9_gre-c_catholic_vball



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