By Jeremy McDonald
SCIO, Ore.– It took the Scio Logger Volleyball team a set to get into a groove Monday night in their Summer League Opener.
After falling to 4A’s Stayton 25-19, the Loggers would end up tying with the Eagles following the second set 25-23. The second set sparked them into straight-set wins over Jefferson, 25-12, 25-13 to kick off their Summer League schedule.
“I think we all wanted to win that game and I think we just lost the first set because that was our first time playing together (this year), we had a couple of JV players coming up and they played really well. We all just kind of blended together pretty well. We just need to practice more,” said Scio’s Taryn Ramsay.
The Loggers went 13-4 in 2021, won the PacWest Conference, and will be returning a solid core of sophomores and juniors from that 3A First Round team as they hope to bridge 2021’s success into the 2022 season that starts the end of next month.
“It’ll definitely be a big thing to keep our mentality from last year and move it on into this year since our seniors have moved on. It’s important for that…I think it’s super big for us as a team to kind of get that chemistry, especially since those seniors are gone and I think it’s super important for that,” Myleigh Cooper said.
Scio graduated three seniors from last season’s squad as they’ll host one of the two locations this summer, Salem Academy the other location, with 14 teams involved with the league this Summer. The Loggers host 6A’s North Salem and Yamhill-Carlton on Thursday.
The Eagles, who are under third-year Head Coach Ruth Daniels, ended the night with a straight-set win over a young Lions squad that came off of graduating seven seniors from their 4-16 squad in the Fall of 2021. Both are at Salem Academy Thursday. Stayton plays Willimina and Cascade in the Main Gym, Jefferson’s playing Regis (Main Gym) and Dayton (Salem Academy’s Elementary School) on Thursday.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald