Volleyball loses in four sets to Roseburg; falls to Clackamas the next day

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Volleyball loses in four sets to Roseburg; falls to Clackamas the next day

The West Linn Lions volleyball team (11-12) took on the Roseburg Indians (23-4) early Friday morning in hopes of advancing in the playoffs. But the Lions fell in four sets to the Indians and dropped into the consolation round to face the Clackamas Cavaliers.

“We really came together as a team and battled through both games giving them a run for their money,” Savannah Davis, junior, said.

West Linn started the match well against Roseburg, winning the first set 25-22. That’s when it all went downhill for the Lions. The Indians managed to recover in the second set 25-15 to tie the match up at 1-1.

Roseburg then took a 2-1 advantage, holding West Linn to only 20 points. The Indians had the chance to win the match in the fourth set after taking the 2-1 lead.

The Indians took advantage of their opportunity with a dominating fourth set victory, 25-18. With that, Roseburg won the match 3-1 to advance in the playoffs. For the Lions, they took on Clackamas (18-9) early Saturday morning.

West Linn again started off the match well with a 25-20 set victory and taking a 1-0 advantage. The Cavaliers responded with a 25-14 second set victory and knotted the match at 1-1. The Lions were able to regain composure as they took the third set 25-21 and could win the match with a victory in the fourth set.

Clackamas kept its hopes alive with a 25-22 fourth set win and pushed the match into a winner-take-all fifth set. The Cavaliers maintained its momentum into the fifth set and won 15-11, emerging victorious in the match, 3-2.

“It was a great season and I think everyone really improved tremendously,” Davis said.

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