By Jeremy McDonald
AURORA, Ore.– Since their loss to Astoria in straight sets on September 19, North Marion has wheeled off five straight wins following their 25-8, 25-6, 25-8 win over Madras Thursday night to improve to 10-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Tri-Valley Conference.
Interestingly enough, of their five wins, the Huskies haven’t had dropped a set following their loss to the Fisherman, 15 straight set wins. For North Marion, being able to bounce back from their second loss of the season almost two weeks ago was just working on the little things as they entered league play this week.
“Honestly what we did was that we changed our lineup a little bit and I feel like we worked on serving a lot. So over all just better passing, which makes it easier move the ball,” said Kelsey Richardson.
“It’s good, just keep practicing and work on what we need to work on,” adds Mackenzie Agnew as the Huskies enter the second week of the league season.
North Marion came out serving well, passing the ball around the court and were able to finish opportunities often against the White Buffaloes Thursday as they enter their first league road trip Tuesday at Estacada.
Richardson remembers their strong start last season before they ended the season slowly, but the Senior Outside Hitter is confident that they can avoid that this season.
“I remember last year we did the same thing but we had a little bit of trouble towards the end of the season, so I’m hoping this season we just go out and get to the postseason and not peeder out,” said Richardson. “I just feel like it’s a lot of skill work, team bonding and I feel like we’ve worked on that a lot this year and getting to know each other, we lost a couple of Seniors from last year that were great.
“Just like team bonding, just everything about practice has been a big deal for us and I think that’s going to help us towards the end of the season.”
Photos By Jeremy McDonald