Regis Snaps Eight-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald

STAYTON, Ore.–  It was one of those games in which everything just fell into place for the Regis Volleyball team as they finally snapped an eight-game losing streak that dated back to last season with their last victory coming on October 20 against Oakland.

Being a young team with four seniors graduating from last season’s 6-9 team, the Rams have slowly grown and had picked up their first set win of the year over Delphian Friday before their 25-18, 25-17, 25-15 sweep of the Vikings Monday evening.

“I think it’s coming along well, our coach (Amber Van Duloh) has done an amazing job.  She has drills for us that’s always helping us build and how we started the season and how we are now, it’s a huge jump and I’m really proud of our team,” Rachel Koellmann said.

After picking up their second set victory of the year to open the sweep on Monday, Regis continued to build as they opened the second set 20-10.  Colton rallied back to 21-16 before the Rams shut the door to go up in the match two sets to none.

Consistency was there for the Regis squad.  Communication as well as they took another step into the right direction Monday night getting ready for a long week that includes back-to-back games on Wednesday at Santiam and back-to-back games on Thursday at Willamina before hosting East Linn Christian on Friday.

“We were all communicating and the crowd, just them being here cheering for us too just motivated us,” starts Addison Corcoran. “Just keep doing what we’re doing (moving forward), just communicating, talking and just making sure we’re going after all of them.  Keeping our spirits up too is going to be a big part of it.”

The Rams will play Gervais, who lost to Culver in four sets Monday on the road, at 5:30 at Santiam before playing the Wolverines at 7pm.  Santiam lost to Blanchet Catholic in four sets Monday in Salem.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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