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Scappoose gives Banks some volleyball problems; easily skips past visiting Seaside

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Lexine Loos goes high for a kill during last week's match with Banks.The Scappoose Lady Indians bounced back from a tough loss to Banks on Tuesday to down Seaside on Thursday night.

Scappoose is now 2-1 in league play and 6-4 on the season.

The Lady Indians took the match right to Seaside, sweeping the Lady Gulls, 25-11, 25-18, 25-3.

“This was a good win for the girls tonight,” Scappoose Coach Mark Sprenger said. “After a tough loss Tuesday is was good to get some confidence back. We have a tournament in Cottage Grove on Saturday and I am expecting good things to come out of that. We are going to make a run at winning the tournament. We have two critical games next week and we need to get a winning streak going.”

Scappoose was 40 percent hitting (22 of 55), and 82 percent passing (28 of 34) against Seaside. They were 96 percent serving (73 of 76) with 22 aces.

It was a little tougher match on Tuesday for the Tribe. The fell to Banks, 25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-15.

The team was just 27 percent hitting (31 of 116). They were 85 percent passing (70 of 82) and hit 91 percent serving (71 of 78) with seven aces.

“This was a tough match for us,” Sprenger said. “Banks played great defensively as we had only 27 percent kills. We really need that number in the 30’s to win against a tough opponent. We learned a lot about our defense and we will be working on that over the next couple of weeks. We must continue to improve. We can compete with the top teams in the state, but we just have to be more consistent. I am looking forward to playing them again. I think with a few adjustments we can beat them.”

The result of the first three games for Scappoose is that they are right in the thick of the Cowapa League race. Banks is the only unbeaten team with Tillamook, Astoria and Scappoose all at 2-1. The race appears to be between those four team. Yamhill-Carlton and Seaside are both 0-3 in league, thus far.

The Lady Indians were at Yamhill-Carlton on Tuesday and travel to Astoria on Thursday. That finishes the first half of league.

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