COVE'S INTENSITY STRONG IN TOURNEY

September 22, 2002 11:00 pm

COVE — Cove won its volleyball tournament Saturday.

"It truly was a team effort," Cove coach Kim Tally said. "I was pleased with the level of intensity my girls played at."

Wallowa was second, followed by Union and Imbler.

It was a high-level tournament, and every team was close in skill, said Tally.

Cove defeated Imbler 25-18, 25-18; Union 18-25, 25-22, 21-19; and Wallowa 25-23, 25-15.

Cove served 89 percent, hit 87 percent and received passes 79 percent.

Lisa Scheele was 23 of 23 serving, hit 92 percent (76 of 82) and set at 98 percent (64 of 65). Jess Johnson served 19 of 20, hit 25 of 25 and set 44 of 47.

Kelcie Robinson served 36 of 40, hit 47 of 55 and passed 37-42. Kathy Mann served 22 of 26, hit 39 of 44 and passed 28 of 38.

Cove plays Adrian at home Friday.

WALLOWA

Wallowa played inconsistently the entire day, Wallowa coach Terri Wilson said.

Wilson said it was probably because of its 20-hour bus trip Friday.

The team got back from Crane at 2 a.m. Saturday then boarded the bus at 8 a.m. to travel to Cove.

Wallowa defeated Imbler 24-26, 25-17, 15-12; and Union 25-18, 15-25, 15-8.

Wallowa served 88 percent. Sarah Bomberger led Wallowa with 18 kills on 41 of 45 hitting attempts. Amanda Wilson had 15 kills. Megan McLain had 11. Katie Sturtevant had 10.

Wallowa plays at Powder Valley Friday.

UNION

"We played OK," Union coach Patty Herron said. "We didn't play at our best level."

Kallin Prince led Union with 31 digs, 16 kills and was 16 of 17 on serves. DeeAnna Hall was 31 of 31 on serves, with four aces, and 28 digs. Jana Brotherton had 29 kills and was 27 of 27 on serves, with five aces. She also had 12 solo blocks, three were stuff blocks.

Union hosts Joseph Friday.

IMBLER

Imbler lost to Union 25-21, 16-25, 12-15.

Liz Woody was 28 of 29 on serves. Tiffany Rasmussen had 14 kills.

It was a competitive tournament for the Panthers, Imbler coach Jennifer Teeter said.

Imbler had close games with every team, and the players realized at the end of the day that they need to work on a lot of things, Teeter said.

Imbler travels to Grant Union Friday.