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Clark, Union roll to sweep


Ellie Clark did a little bit of everything Thursday for the Union Bobcats.

The senior had 19 assists, 10 kills and nine aces at Union swept Elgin, 25-15, 25-16, 25-15, in Wapiti League play in Union.

“She was on fire tonight — setting well, hustling, jump serving (and) taking risky serves,” head coach Lasa Baxter said.

Ashten Wright had 12 kills to lead the offense. Katie Good added eight kills and two blocks, and Emilee Daggett had 25 digs.

Taylor Noble had six kills to lead the Huskies. Tymra Anderson had a strong night on defense with 21 digs and four blocks.

“They’re covering a lot better, and our blockers are being a lot more consistent,” Elgin coach Tiana Murphey said.

Union (11-1 overall, 3-0 Wapiti) visits Grant Union today for first place in league. Elgin (3-10, 0-3) travels to Enterprise today.

Also Thursday

Tigers maul Pioneers

Kenzie Williams had five of La Grande’s 14 aces, Claire Hardy put down eight kills, and La Grande took care of business with a 25-15, 25-8, 25-7 win over McLoughlin in Greater Oregon League action Thursday.

“I thought we served really well,” head coach Melinda Becker-Bisenius said. “We’ve focused on serve-receive in practice. We played good defense and had some great plays.”

Alyssa McDowell added six kills, 17 digs and two aces for the Tigers. Liz Cashell led the defense with 24 digs while also serving up two aces, and Kelsey Brown had four blocks and two aces.

La Grande (6-6 overall, 2-1 GOL) hosts Baker in an important league battle Tuesday.

Prospectors drop Imbler

Imbler matched Grant Union point-for-point through two sets Thursday, but the Prospectors eventually took control to top the Panthers in four sets in Wapiti League play in Imbler, 26-24, 23-25, 25-21, 25-14.

Allie Slater and Hannah Kilpatrick powered the offense with 13 and 10 kills, respectively. Slater also had 17 digs, three blocks and three aces for a strong all-around performance.

Karrington Troyer and Caysie McGinness both added 12 digs, and Katelyn Stirewalt recorded 28 assists and 11 digs.

“I felt like the team played really well tonight,” head coach Jennifer Teeter said. “Strong performances from Hannah Kilpatrick, Katelyn Stirewalt, Allie Slater, Gracey Smith and Caysie McGinness.”

The Panthers (4-11 overall, 2-2 Wapiti) travel to Elgin Tuesday.