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Lady Lions add two more victories

Unbeaten St. Helens sits atop NWOC standings


The St. Helens Lady Lions picked up wins over Milwaukie and Hillsboro to stay unbeaten and all alone at the top of the Northwest Oregon Conference standings.

JOHN BREWINGTON - Hannah Spears has been a mainstay for the powerful Lady Lions volleyball team this season.The defending 5A state champs are currently third in the Oregon Schools Activities Association rankings. In the league, La Salle’s only loss came to St. Helens and they are ranked fourth. St. Helens’ opponent on Thursday, Sandy is ranked 9th.

A week ago, St. Helens met Milwaukie for the second time, posting a pretty easy win in three games, 25-11, 25-12, and 25-4.

The team was 80 percent passing, 94 percent serving with eight aces, and had 22 kills.

Logan Kalauli was 92 percent passing, 88 percent serving with an ace and had 10 kills. Hannah Spears was 75 percent passing, 100 percent serving with an ace and had five kills. Brianna Cathers was 100 passing and 100 percent serving. Mercedes Massey was 84 percent passing, 83 percent serving with three aces and had two kills. Kaila Thompson was 100 percent serving with three kills.

On Monday night, the Lions travelled to Hilhi to take on the Spartans and came home with another win in three games, 25-10, 25-12, and 25-11.

The team was 86 percent passing, 92 percent serving with 11 aces and had 30 kills. Spears was 83 percent passing, 92 percent serving with an ace and had 10 kills. Cathers was 100 percent passing, 100 percent serving with two aces and had two kills. Kalauli was 95 percent passing, 89 percent serving with two aces and had eight kills. Abby Russell was 100 percent passing, 92 percent serving with two aces and she had one kill.

The team was at Sandy on Thursday for a crucial match. This Saturday they travel to South Albany for a State Preview Tournament. They face Jesuit, Crook County and Willamette in their pool.

This coming week, the Lady Lions are at Parkrose on Tuesday and Putnam on Thursday.

The Lady Lions host a tournament on Saturday Oct. 10.

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