Volleyball: Scappoose falls to Madras in play-in match
Indians drop a 25-10, 25-12, 25-14 match to Madras
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 3Add a comment