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Laker netters sweep Sherwood

LO stays near the top of the league with a showdown with Newberg next

Photo Credit: DAN BROOD - Lake Oswego's Audrey Treske places a shot over the net in Lake Oswego's three-set victory over Sherwood on Monday.Lake Oswego's volleyball team continued to stay near the top of the Three Rivers League standings with a 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 over Sherwood at home Monday. The Lakers then fell to Canby in a tough five-set battle 25-15, 25-19, 24-26, 22-25, 9-15 but remain in third place behind Newberg and West Linn.

After watching the Laker sprint out to a quick 8-3 lead in the opening set of the match, the Lady Bowmen came battling back.

They tied the set, at 12-12, on a kill by sophomore outside hitter Sarah Penner off a set by senior Mallory Shields. Sherwood would go on to take its first lead of the set, at 19-18, on a kill by senior Britnie Jacobsen.

Lake Oswego would rally to go up 21-20 on a kill by junior Peyten Boutwell, but, again, Sherwood came back strong. A side-out kill by Jacobsen, followed by an ace serve by Jacobsen, helped the Lady Bowmen claim a 23-21 lead. But they couldn't put the win away.

Lake Oswego scored the final four points of the set, the last two coming on a kill and a tip by senior Heather Pippus, to get a 25-23 opening-set win.

The Lady Bowmen got off to a strong start to the second set of the match, grabbing a 6-4 lead following a block by Hubbard.

Sherwood was still leading, at 9-8, after getting another kill by Penner. But Lake Oswego answered back in a big way. The Lakers rallied to claim a 17-13 advantage. The home team was still up by four, at 23-19, following a kill by senior Audrey Treske.

Sherwood tried to battle back again. The Lady Bowmen, getting kills by Jacobsen and Penner, trimmed the margin to 24-22. But Lake Oswego, getting a kill by junior Natalia Perry, was able to close out a 25-22 second-set victory.

The Lakers carried their momentum into the third set, where they were able to jump out to a quick 3-1 lead. But, as was the case in the first two sets, Sherwood came battling back strong.

The Lady Bowmen rallied to take an 8-6 lead after getting a point on serve by Penner followed by a kill by Jacobsen. Another Jacobsen kill and an ace serve by sophomore Maddy Giasson upped the Sherwood advantage to 12-7.

Now, it was Lake Oswego's turn to rally. The Lakers came back to take a 16-15 lead following an ace by junior Morgan Bolger.

Sherwood, getting back-to-back kills from Penner and sophomore Emma Campbell, tied the set at 19-19. But, again, the Lakers were able to finish the set off strong. Lake Oswego, getting a pair of kills from Pippus and an ace by Perry, scored six straight points to end the match, wrapping up the win with a 25-19 third-set victory.

The Lakers appeared to be on their way to another relatively easy victory on Tuesday when they cruised in their first two sets against Canby. However, the Cougars rallied dramatically and ground out a tight third set which shifted the momentum in the contest.

Canby continued to ride its renewed confidence and won another tight set in the fourth before wearing the Lakers down in the fifth for a win that moved them to 2-5 in league.

Lake Oswego had another important showdown tonight (Thursday) when it travels to battle second-place Newberg.

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