Netters beat Vikings, take second in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team is off to a roaring start after one league game and a weekend tournament. The Lady Celts’ season got underway Thursday, Sept. 4, with a league contest against North Salem High School. The Vikings put on the pressure early in the first set, but the girls fell into a groove and gradually pulled away for the win, 25-17. “We were talking really well and playing as a team, not as individuals. We did a good job of pumping each other up,” said senior Megan Douglas. McNary took the next two sets with scores of 25-14 and 25-18. “We showed moments of greatness, we just need to cut down on unforced errors and play through our nerves. The girls did a great job of taking care of each other on the court, they had fun, and I felt our defense was very solid,” said Kellie Scholl, McNary head coach. Douglas led the serve receive with a 2.61 passing average and six digs. Junior Madi Hingston matched Douglas with six digs. Senior Ariana Neads had three digs and a 2.42 passing average. On offense, Sydney Hunter racked up nine kills. Lauren Hudgin had six kills and four blocks. Junior Kaelie Flores put up three blocks. The Lady Celts followed that performance with a second place finish in...

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