Bobcats fall to conference foe
UNION — The Union volleyball team suffered its first loss in Blue Mountain Conference play Thursday night, falling to Grant Union in four games.
The Prospectors won the match 14-25, 25-11, 25-22, 26-24.
“It was kind of a weird match,” Union head coach Mendy Clark said. “The first game it seemed like Grant Union forgot to get off the bus. But then it was like we forgot that there was a second game.”
The loss drops the Lady Cats to 5-1 in the BMC and 7-6 overall, while Grant Union improves to 4-1 in league and 9-5 overall.
Viki McCabe had 15 kills and seven blocks for Union, while Keesha Sarman had five kills and went 19-for-21 serving. Maddie Martins added five blocks and was 23-for-24 serving, and Jaiden Wright went 19-for-20 serving with three aces.
Courtney Rynearson finished with 11 digs and Wright had nine digs.
“We didn’t play poorly,” Clark said. “We just didn’t execute.”
Union will be back in action Saturday when it takes on Stanfield and Weston-McEwen in a triangular in Stanfield.
ELGIN — The Elgin volleyball team lost in three games to third-ranked Weston-McEwen Thursday night.
The TigerScots won 25-9, 25-15, 25-15.
“Our girls played amazing defense and really played hard,” Elgin head coach Carmen Gentry said. “If we keep playing like we did tonight, we will make our team goal of districts. Tonight, we were consistent in serving and digs.”
Gentry said her team stepped up and made plays throughout the match.
“Miah Slater, Katie Witherspoon and Janel Chandler were there where we needed them,” Gentry said. “Jordyn Anderson and Aria Higgins had some amazing digs out of the net.”
The Huskies will be in Heppner for a three-way Saturday that also includes Grant Union.