By Jeremy McDonald
BROOKS, Ore.– The Falls City/Kings Valley Charter Volleyball picked up a much win Monday when they defeated Willamette Valley Christian in four sets Thursday afternoon on the road. Much needed as the Mountaineers, who have five Casco League losses to the Warriors six, are sitting in fourth-place in the league standings coming into the twilight of the regular season.
“It was huge, we worked our butts off in practice yesterday and it paid off. We just focused a lot on being a team and worked together. We worked on mirroring, hitting and blocking. It was big (tonight), and it was a little bit of pressure but we got it. We went through it and restated our mental game,” Falls City’s Ariel Cooper said.
After taking the first two sets 25-21, 25-22 over WVCS, the Warriors answered with a third set win. Challenging the Mountaineers to double-down and close them out in four or maybe five as they avoided the sweep on their home court.
“It was a big set and we really wanted to win so we won’t have to go there the next time we play, so we had to keep that in mind. But they’re a good team,” the Warriors Leah Sturgis said. “(Moving forward) just trying our hardest and just communicating a lot will be the main kicker.”
Falls City/Kings Valley Charter clamped down in the fourth set to close out the game and improved to 5-5 in league play as they travel to Turner to play Crosshill Christian on Tuesday.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald