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Volleyball: Scappoose falls to Madras in play-in match

Indians drop a 25-10, 25-12, 25-14 match to Madras

Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON, MADRAS PIONEER - Tribe sophomore Alyssa Spang reaches to dig out a serve while Scappoose head coach Mark Sprenger looks on. The Indians lost in straight sets to Madras on Monday evening.The Indians' volleyball season ended in the high desert on Monday evening with a straight-set loss to No. 7 Madras in the play-in round of the Class 4A postseason.

It took a small miracle and the perfect mixture of wins and losses for Scappoose to qualify for the play-in round to begin with after going 1-9 in what head coach Mark Sprenger has said is likely the best volleyball conference in the classification.

Madras opened the match on fire, taking the first set 25-10 and thundering through to win the second set 25-12. An improved effort saw a few extra points for the Indians in the final frame, but it wasn't enough to extend the match as Scappoose fell 25-14 to close their 2014 campaign.

It was the final match for seniors Syrina Revis, Elizabeth Scharmann and Bella Sykes, who will move on and leave behind a large group of now experienced sophomores and juniors to take up the mantle next fall.

Though Scappoose finished with just one victory in league play, the Indians had an impressive 7-3 record in regular-season non-league action, boasting a pair of three-match winning streaks early in the season as they jumped out to a 6-2 record before kicking off the Cowapa League schedule.

The Indians finished the season at 8-13 overall, ranked 24th in Class 4A, in the third season of Sprengers' current stint as head coach. Sprenger is an even 33-33 through three years, reaching at least to the play-in round in each of the last three seasons.


Class 4A Play-in round

Madras 3, Scappoose 0

SCAP 10 12 14 — 0

MAD 25 25 25 — 3

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