Volleyball: Huskies down Stayton; host No. 2 Cascade Thursday

Sweet Home’s volleyball team maintained its second-place tie with Sisters in the Oregon West Conference standings going into this week with a 3-0 win at Stayton.

The Huskies, 8-2 in the OWC, 9-4 overall, downed the Eagles 25-19, 25-17, 25-20.

“We played well against Stayton,” Coach Mary Hutchins said. “We took care of business.”

Up next is a trip to Newport (2-9, 2-12) Tuesday evening and then a showdown with No. 2 Cascade (9-1, 17-3) at home Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.

The Cougars easily beat a depleted Sweet Home squad – missing three veteran seniors – on Sept. 28, so this match will give the Huskies a chance to see what they can do at full strength.

“We have a big challenge in front of us with Cascade,” Hutchins said.