Volleyball: Indians fall at Cascade Tournament, look ahead to league play
Scappoose goes 2-2-1 at Cascade, beating North Marion and Stayton
After riding high for the first few weeks of what was expected to be a difficult preseason, the Tribe volleyball team stepped back down to reality but just barely.
Scappoose finally fell in a match after starting off the year 3-0 in non-pool play action, dropping a 25-23, 10-25, 10-15 match to Salem Academy in the consolation bracket at the Cascade tournament.
Pool play saw mixed results. Scappoose got off to a decent start, sweeping North Marion 25-17 and 25-20, but split a pair of sets with Cottage Grove before being blasted by Cascade by a combined score of 50-17.
The Indians rebounded to beat Stayton 25-19, 25-23 in the first round of consolation before the offense sputtered down the stretch in the round with Salem Academy.
Head coach Mark Sprenger said the team had a good showing at the tournament, but that they have plenty of work to do before league play starts with a road match against Seaside on Sept. 16. Thankfully, though, the big issue from the first three matches seems to have improved.
Our serving has improved a great deal from last week, Sprenger stated in an email. It is time to do some fine tuning.
The Indians will close their non-league schedule against Estacada, the team who knocked Scappoose from the 2013 playoffs, at home on Sept. 10.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT