By Jeremy McDonald
TURNER, Ore.–When North Marion made the trek from Aurora to Turner, they were sitting in a similar situation as they were in 2016:
3-1 in Oregon West Conference-play.
But, something was different for the Lady Huskies this year. More confidence in themselves than there was last year with first-year Head Coach Jackie Arnold.
“She comes from a good background and so she knows what she’s doing, so we trust her and she gives us the confidence we need and she pushes us to be better everyday,” said Ally Umbenhower on their new Head Coach.
Arnold’s passion was present during the match Tuesday night as North Marion recovered from a first set 14-25 loss to make a run at the Lady Cougars in the second and third sets.
“I like it, it shows that in practice we just have to be harder on ourselves and put it past us and work tomorrow…work our butts off in practice tomorrow, we need to come back because I think we can compete with them next time we play them,” said Hannah Kinniburgh on the last two sets that went 18-25, 16-25 in favor of Cascade as the Lady Huskies start second half of league play at Newport Thursday.
With the Cougars, the win snaps a two-game losing streak as they both teams wrap up the first loop around of OWC play.
And the recipe for success said Jolinn Daviscourt, was the thing that got them the win tonight: Energy.
“Very, very nice, we all were super energetic during the game and everybody’s going all out and it was super good,” said Cascade’s Jolinn Daviscourt, who had a team-high 24 digs and had three assist in the sweep. “We just need to build up our energy. It’s all of our energy, just keep it up high intensity.”
Alejandra Osuna Sola had a team-high 13 kills for the Lady Cougars, Kaelyn Worst added another 8 kills and Tori Lewis had seven. Lewis added another 14 digs and Erica Mitchell had 13 digs in the win as well as Cascade finished with 73 team digs and 37 team kills as they turn their focus to Yamhill-Carlton Thursday and Stayton next Tuesday.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald