If McNary and Mountain View’s first match is a sign of things to come, the two volleyball squads have quite the rivalry ahead of them.
Both teams opened the season on Tuesday, Aug. 28 with the Cougars coming from behind to win 3-2 in five games.
After splitting the first two games, with Mountain View taking the first 25-18 and McNary the second 27-25, the Lady Celts appeared to take control of the match in the third, dominating 25-14.
But the Cougars roared back in the fourth 25-16 and edged McNary in the fifth 16-14 to win the match.
The Lady Celts open the season against the three Bend schools.
They travel to Bend on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and then host Summit on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Bend defeated Summit for the 5A state championship last season.