Netters 3-6 at home tourney

The Husky volleyball team won three of nine games at a tournament it hosted Saturday.

In pool play, the Huskies split against Cottage Grove, losing 25-17 and winning 27-26. They split with McKay, losing 25-11 and winning 25-19.

Estacada, which was the undefeated tournament champion, defeated the Huskies at the end of pool play 25-11 and 25-10.

In bracket play, the Huskies lost in three games to Cottage Grove, 10-25, 25-16 and 6-15, eliminating the Huskies from the tournament. Creswell went on to face Estacada in the finals.

“Estacada didn’t lose again,” Husky Coach Heide Nichol said. “They’re very well coached and have some talent.…

“We just made too many mistakes. It was actually against Creswell that we started to eliminate our mistakes.”

The girls showed “a lot of heart” to play a team, Creswell, that was undefeated in its pool, Coach Nichol said.

Setting, Teresa Lewis was 77-79 and Nicki Emmert was 31-39.

“My setters did an excellent job,” Coach Nichol said. “They made our passes look really good.”

Katie Reynolds led in serving, going 19-22 with two aces.

Hitting, Lisa Brocard led at 25-35 with five kills.

“Everyone started to play more as a team,” Coach Nichol said. “They need to get over feeling they’re still freshmen, and they are.”

Estacada defeated Creswell 25-16 and 25-17 in the championship.

At last week’s Capital Conference Jamboree, the Huskies defeated North Marion 25-22 and lost to Cascade, 25-15; Stayton, 25-14; Molalla, 25-20; and Sisters, 25-15.

“We played North Marion first, and we beat them,” Coach Nichol said. “Our conference is going to be very competitive. I don’t think any one is going to walk through the whole thing. We played Cascade real tough. We just had certain errors that give us trouble every time.”

The Huskies had trouble with the serve receive.

The Huskies had two girls out for the Jamboree because of problems with paperwork.

Lewis was out along with Kari McGuyre, Coach Nichol said. “That was a serious loss for us. I think we made the best of an unpleasant situation.”

The Huskies will need to concentrate on improving their passing to be a contender, Coach Nichol said. “That’s going to come. It’s got to. It’s going to take some time.”

Emmert set 55-77. Brocard served 15-17 with four aces. Reynolds served 18-24 with three aces. Brocard led hitting 16-25 with 11 kills. Ashley Smith hit 9-11 with four kills.

“We didn’t see a lot of diversity with our hitters,” Coach Nichol said. Most of the Huskies’ hitting came from the outside, and they need to begin targeting middle and right side hitters.

The junior varsity won three of six games at the Jamboree, defeating Stayton junior varsity and freshmen and North Marion. The team had a close game against Molalla and also lost to Cascade and Sisters.

“They played aggressively and looked they’re going to be a very offensive team,” Coach Katie Stover said.

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