Netters fall to Pacers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team took down Cleveland High School in the first round of the state playoffs, but ran into a wall in the second round. The Lady Celts lost 3-1 to Lakeridge High School Saturday, Oct. 31, in the second round, ending the season. “We worked a lot in practice on taking care of each other when things go wrong, we also focused on doing what we do well with blocking and defense. The girls felt good going into the match,” said Kellie Scholl, McNary head coach. While McNary had beaten the Pacers as little as two weeks prior to the match, Scholl said the Lake Oswego team found a way around the Celtics’ big blockers. “They tipped the ball a lot, something they didn’t do the first two times we met this year. Our girls just had trouble adjusting,” she said. “We still played great defense and with confidence.” Set scores were 21-25, 25-13, 25-18 and 25-22. The Keizer girls beat Cleveland in the first round Wednesday, Oct. 28, to advance to the second round. Set scores were 25-8, 25-20, 20-25 and 25-21. While the team will lose a several big contributors in seniors Kylie Gilmour, Madie Cloyd, Kaelie Flores, Madi Hingston, Reina Strand and Vanessa Hayes, Scholl was confident the team would return next season as...

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