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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Outlaws break out the broom on league opponents
By Rongi Yost
The girls volleyball squad
continued to roll over league
opponents this past week with
two more three-set sweeps.
Sisters beat Philomath on the
road with scores of 25-22,
25-17, and 36-34 on Monday,
October 8, and at home two
days later they clipped the
Eagles 25-7, 25-14, 25-17.
Tuesday’s action against
Philomath (6-4 in league) was
a tough-fought battle, and the
Outlaws knew it would be an
intense match. The Warriors
are well-coached, and their
only losses in league have
been to Sisters and Sweet
In the first set, the Warriors
came out ready to play, and
the lead changed several
times before Sisters went
ahead behind great serves
from Sam Silva. Silva gave
the Outlaws a three-point
lead and Philomath wasn’t
able catch back up. The close
game took a little steam out
of the Warriors’ sails.
Sisters came out firing on
all cylinders in the second
set, and Philomath came out
of the gate a bit slow. The
Outlaws quickly jumped to a
12-2 lead, and held the lead
the entire way. The Warriors
were able to slowly chip
away at the Outlaws’ large
point spread, which gave
them some momentum for the
third set.
The third set started just
the opposite from the sec-
ond, with Philomath starting
off strong and the Outlaws
sluggish. The Warriors went
up 23-18 before they finally
missed their serve. Sam Silva
stepped up to the service line
for the Outlaws and tied it
up 23-23. Sisters went on
to side-out and Philomath
went up 23-24. The Warriors
missed their serve and evened
it up once again 24-24. The
Outlaws got a kill by Kendra
Sitz to go ahead 25-24.
Neither team was able
to finish, and the score kept
going back and forth. Sisters
would be at game point 10
more times before they finally
put the game away 36-34.
Kendra Sitz led the team
with 21 kills and two blocks.
Sam and Sophie Silva both
contributed nine kills and
one block. Greta Davis added
six kills and three blocks,
and Ellie Rush dished out 43
assists and had three aces in
the match.
Coach Rory Rush said,
“Tonight we walked into
the gym and underestimated
Philomath. They came out
ready to make a statement
and although we won, we
could have played better. We
need to play our game from
start to finish, not just when
it matters. I am very proud of
how hard the girls worked in
set three to stay focused, play
with intensity, and walk away
with the win.”
On Wednesday, the Lady
Outlaws honored their two
seniors, Kendra Sitz and
Sydney Head. Sitz and Head
are both four-year varsity
players and have been cap-
tains this year. Kendra leads
the offense with 211 kills so
far this season. Sydney leads
the team with 162 digs.
Rush said, “Kendra has
been a team leader this
Sidney Myhre shows her focus as she sets for a shot against Stayton.
season, and has brought
enthusiasm and balance to
our young team. Sydney has
been an anchor for us in the
back row, has provided lead-
ership, and is always a calm-
ing presence on the floor.
“These two ladies have
been part of the success the
Outlaws have seen over the
past years. They have dealt
with coaching turnover and
turmoil, but maintained con-
sistency throughout it all. We
are so thankful for these two
young ladies, and look for-
ward to finishing this season
strong with them leading the
way,” added Rush.
The match got underway,
and the Lady Outlaws took
an early lead. Ellie Rush and
Sam Silva’s stellar serves got
Sisters a quick 12 points, and
the squad went on to win by
18. Stayton was never able to
find their offensive groove as
Sisters’ serving was just too
much to handle.
Sisters rallied behind great
serves and tough defense to
close out the Eagles in three
fast-paced sets. The Outlaws
finished the night with 11
aces and 37 kills.
Sitz finished the match
with 14 kills, 12 digs and
one ace. Head contributed 20
digs, and Sam Silva recorded
seven kills, 15 digs, and three
aces. Rush dished out 33
assists and had two aces on
the night.
The Outlaws were to play
at Sweet Home on Monday,
October 15.
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