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Volleyballers handily win match against Taft

Fernanda Alvarez leaps high for the kill. (Bruce Dustin)
By Bruce Dustin, Saturday, October 6, 2018

Warrenton High School’s girls volleyball team won three out of four sets against the visiting team from Taft High School.

“It was a good win for us because it establishes that we will be in the playoffs,” coach Stacy Miethe said. “It was a confidence builder. We were working on our defensive positioning, our defensive rotations, before facing the No. 1 team in our league, Willamina, this Thursday for homecoming.”

The match against Taft was 25-13, 25-17, 21-25 and 25-8.

“We had 25 aces for our serving,” Miethe said. “Our serving is definitely the highlight of our game. We were also 8 for 12 in hitting attacks with 4 kills. It was a good night for us.”

Fernanda Alvarez, a team senior, said, “We need to work on talking more and not getting too much into our heads when we fall behind. We just need to have fun. And you know what’s fun? Winning.”

The team needs to work on defense, said senior Claire Bussert.

“We need to get stronger mentally. When we get down we kind of give up, like we did in the third set Thursday,” Bussert said. “We need to play through adversity. And we will.”

The Warriors were to play an away match against Clatskanie on Tuesday and at home Thursday.

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