Tribe netters swept in three
Feeling good after Tuesday’s loss against Hermiston, The Dalles Wahtonka volleyball team could not build off its fiery third-game effort on Thursday, as it lost in three games to Pendleton in Columbia River Conference play at Pendleton High School.
“We started off good in the first game by mixing it up with our offense,” said TDW head coach Amy Schwartz. “The difference was we had too many hitting errors and we did not adjust to their blocks.”
The Buckaroos had things working in their favor early on in the match and garnered a 25-15 split to go ahead by a 1-0 margin.
Pendleton then notched a 25-10 win in the second game to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the match.
When things looked dicey, however, the Eagle Indians stayed within striking distance of Pendleton in the third game, inching within three or four points throughout the frame until the very end, where a score of 25-19 decided matters.
“We weren’t able to sustain it from there,” said Schwartz of the team’s third-game performance. “It is kind of the same story as all year – no teams are beating us, we are beating ourselves.”
Morgan Triperinas went 7 of 8 on serves, chipped in a 29 for 32 effort on serve-receive and tallied 7 of 14 on her dig attempts for the Eagle Indians.
Olivia Starks connected on 14 of 20 swings with a team-high six kills, and teammate, Lori Cimmiyotti, followed with five kills and 10 for 10 on serves.
At setter, Morgan Goslin had up 16 assists.
Also on serves, Goslin went 5 for 5 and Keatin Logue made good on 7 of her 10 tries.
TDW hosts Hood River at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.