David Douglas puts up resistance in middle set of loss to Sandy
Mt. Hood Conference
It was sloppy at times, but it still goes down as a victory for Sandy.
A scrappy David Douglas squad put up a fight in the second set against the Pioneers, but it wasn't enough as Sandy toppled the Scots by a score of 25-7, 25-22, 25-15 on Tuesday.
It was a bittersweet match for Rylee Sneath, who played at David Douglas last season and was a team captain for the Scots before transferring to Sandy for her senior year.
"It was definitely weird," Sneath said about playing against her former squad. "I haven't been back here since last season. But once the match got going, everything became normal."
After seeing Sandy zip through the opening set in a flash, the Scots came back to show a lot more grit in game two.
Sandy started the second game in similar fashion, opening up with a 10-3 advantage. But a number of unforced errors helped David Douglas cut the lead to two.
After the Pioneers pushed the lead back up to nine, a pair of kills by Lydia Collins, as well as big spikes from Evelin Diaz and Evelina Shtogrin, allowed the Scots to climb their way back into the match.
"I was really happy with how the second game went," Scots' coach Janeen Rainey said. "We just need to find some consistency and be able to maintain that level of energy for an entire match."
David Douglas got within two points late in the set after an error from the Pioneers, but an aggressive kill by Sandy's Samantha Brewster put away game two.
A pair of aces from Traxler early in the third set helped Sandy build a 20-7 advantage on its way to completing the sweep.
David Douglas plays at Clackamas at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, while Sandy travels to Centennial.
View photos at davidball.smugmug.com.