North Marion Goes 1-1 In Cascade Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald

jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com

TURNER, Ore.–  The North Marion Huskie Volleyball team had their hands full with their young team this week.

They started off the week against a strong Banks team on the road before rebounding with a sweep of Seaside entering the Cascade Tournament.

There, they went through Pool Play and worked their way into the bracket play where they swept Molalla to get to the semi-finals of the Silver bracket where they met old-Oregon West Conference Philomath.

“I think watching our film, watching our videos on Youtube we’ll become better with talking, passing, hitting, setting.  All the above, I feel like we can take anybody, it realistically depends on if we have the heart to do it,” said Raymee Boses.  “And I think we do.”

Against the Warriors, the legs were heavy for sure from the long week that they’ve had, they showed that heart with that fight.  In the second set, after dropping a tough first set, they hung around in the second set.

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Emma Morcom (4) and Paige Martin (10) going up for a block during Saturday’s game versus Philomath (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

Paige Martin had a service ace that was at the tail-end of a mini-run that brought North Marion to within three of Philomath 17-14 and made another late run in the set in hopes to force a decisive third set to get to the Championship Match of their bracket Saturday afternoon.

However Philomath, like they did all match long, challenged the Huskies to move around defensively to adjust to what they were doing offensively with North Marion looking to make those adjustments on defense for their trip to Astoria Thursday before starting league Monday September 17 at Molalla.

“I definitely think we can improve on defense and talking a lot more.  We defeinitley need to talk, run plays more and communication,” said Emma Morcom as the Hu.  “(Philomath) really did help us trying to move more.  They definitely made us move more on defense, they placed the balls where we weren’t and we had to adjust.”

As they load up the buses for the road trip back to Aurora, they’ll have a few days off before having their game against the Fishermen as their lone game of the upcoming week.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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