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North Valley sweeps Scappoose in state volleyball play-in

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Donn Smith ame up with five kills and four blocks in the Indians' 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-11) OSAA Class 4A State Championships play-in loss to North Valley on Monday in Merlin.The Scappoose High School volleyball team suffered a sweep to North Valley in its Class 4A State Championships play-in game on Monday in Merlin.

The Knights (17-5 overall) completed a 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-11) win.

"We played really well in set one," Indians coach Mark Sprenger said. "It was back-and-forth for most of the set, and we couldn't finish. After set one we just began to play inconsistent, and our serve-receive made it very difficult on our setter. We played set two and set three out-of-system."

Ashley MacInnis led Scappoose (8-13) with 23 assists. Hannah Carey went for eight kills and an ace. Donn Smith finished with five kills and four blocks.

The Indians finished third in the Cowapa League, having defeated Gladstone, North Marion, Sweet Home and Madras and pulling off season sweeps of Seaside and Astoria.

"We struggled at times and look like champions at times," Sprenger said. "I was very proud of this team. We overcame some hurdles, continued to improve, and as a program we are making big strides."

Scappoose graduates Carey at right side and setter, MacInnis at setter and Smith at middle blocker.

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