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Bruins stun Cavs to force tie for second place

THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Barlows Megan Sesters puts a ball over the net during the Bruins five-set win over Clackamas on Tuesday.

Mount Hood Conference

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With one huge victory, the Barlow volleyball team reintroduced itself back into the race for second place in the Mount Hood Conference. The Bruins staged multiple comebacks against Clackamas on Tuesday to upset the No. 7 Cavaliers in an on-the-edge-of-your-seat five-setter taking the finale 15-12.

“Well that was a little stressful,” Barlow coach Jessie Mott said. “That was the best we have come out and played. They fought all the way to the end and never gave up.”

In the final set, neither side could sustain an extended run, but Clackamas slowly edged ahead to take an 11-8 advantage. At the most critical point of the night, the Bruins went on a 7-1 run to escape with the match.

Junior middle blocker Demi Winters fueled the run with two kills. The final two points came from Brynna Stauffer on a kill and a match-ending block.

With the win, the Bruins improved to 5-2 in league play to pull even with Clackamas and Gresham for the second spot as the league schedule heads into its second half Thursday.

Look for expanded match coverage in the Friday, Oct. 2, print edition of The Outlook.