Scappoose loses three matches, but win the first two games in two

he Scappoose Lady Indians' volleyball team knows how to make a match of it, but has only come close so far to winning one in Cowapa League play.

The team fell to Banks 25-21, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday last week.

'At Banks we played really tough. Banks was second in state last year and returning everyone. I was pleased with the team's performance,' Scappoose coach Amy McNeil said.

Thursday, the team took a 2-0 lead at Seaside, but then lost the last three games and the match.

'We dominated the first two games,' McNeil said. 'Seaside came out with fire in the third-fifth games. We couldn't match their intensity.'

Monday, night the Lady Indians had a similar match with Yamhill-Carlton. They won the first two games (25-16, 25-10) but fell short in the last three games (22-25, 21-25, 10-15).

'The girls competed. We get closer and closer to a win, and keep getting better and better,' McNeil said. 'I know it's going to click very soon. We are all anxious and hungry for that first win. I love this team unconditionally, I'm so proud of each and every one of them.'

Against YC, the team had: 12 kills and 4 aces in game 1; 10 kills and 7 aces in game 2; 11 kills, 3 blocking kills and 2 aces in game 3; 13 kills, 1 blocking kill and 1 ace in game 4; 4 kills, 1 setter dump kill, and 1 block kill in game 5.

Phlycia Haigh led the team with 17 kills, 5 aces, and 1 block kill. Lexine Loos had 10 kills, 1 block kill, and 2 aces. Abby Kessi had 9 kills and 1 block kill. Megan Gaylord had 9 kills and 1 block kill. Kate Johnston had 3 kills and 1 block kill

McNeil added, 'Nikki Andreotti had an amazing night on defense and serve receive. She had some great digs that led to kills. I was very pleased with her efforts, attitude, and game play. She is only a sophomore but plays like a competitor. I'm so proud of her.'

The Lady Indians host Astoria on Wednesday night this week and go to Tillamook this coming Tuesday.

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