Lady Vikings sweep visiting Elmira Falcons


Senior Mia Collins had 16 kills Tuesday against Elmira

The Siuslaw Vikings volleyball team took a commanding lead over the Elmira Falcons on Tuesday night, then decided to give themselves a pep talk.

Must have worked since Siuslaw was even more dominating in the third set of a Sky-Em League sweep at Glenn Butler Court, 25-12, 25-19, 25-11.

"The girls talked between sets about generating our own energy because we were winning pretty easily," Siuslaw coach Jonathan Hornung said. "We we tend to get complacent when the games don't have much of a rhythm."

The Lady Vikings will have to find their rhythm early Thursday when they travel to first-place Junction City for a match that marks the midway point of league play. First serve is 6:30 p.m.

Siuslaw is now 7-5 overall and 2-2 in league, while Elmira is 4-6 and 0-4, having lost all 12 sets in league play.

Senior Mia Collins led Siuslaw with 16 kills and 2 blocks with a lofty .500 hitting percentage. Sophomore Hayden Muller had 9 digs and 4 aces and sophomore Zoe Alberty 10 digs, 2 aces and a block.

Senior Elissa Hurley had 6 kills, junior Kya Blake 5 aces and freshman Desi Tupua 4 kills, 5 digs and 2 aces.

"We played pretty well overall," Hornung said. "Our blocking was better than it has been in recent matches and our hitters did a good job of taking what was given to them and not forcing swings.

"Our serve receive wasn't great and it's definitely something we need to clean up before we play JC on Thursday. Elmira played scrappy and tipped a lot of balls rather than swinging, which puts you in a weird position on defense.

"You need to stay on your toes more rather than digging in and preparing for a spike, and we struggled with that in set two, but picked up most of what they threw at us in the third set."

In other league matches Tuesday, Junction City went to 4-0 in league with a 3-0 sweep at Cottage Grove and Marist Catholic went five sets to beat visiting Marshfield, 20-25, 25-13, 25-15, 16-25, 15-11.

Siuslaw statistics vs. Elmira:
KILLS (32) — Mia Collins 16, Elissa Hurley 6, Desi Tupua 4, Hailee Outlaw 3, Kya Blake 3.
ACES (16) — Kya Blake 5, Hayden Muller 4, Lindsey Long 2, Desi Tupua 2, Zoe Alberty 2, Mia Collins 1.
DIGS (31) — Zoe Alberty 10, Hayden Muller 9, Desi Tupua 5, Kya Blake 4, Mia Collins 2, Lindsey Long 1.
BLOCKS (5) — Mia Collins 2, Hailee Outlaw 1, Zoe Alberty 1, Elissa Hurley 1.

2019 SIUSLAW SCHEDULE
Record:
7-5 overall, 2-2 Sky-Em League, 5-3 nonleague
Sky-Em League
Thursday, Sept. 19 — at Cottage Grove 3, Siuslaw 2 (21-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-10, 15-10)
Tuesday, Sept. 24 — at Siuslaw 3, Marist Catholic 1 (25-16, 29-27, 23-25, 25-18)
Thursday, Sept. 26 — at Marshfield 3, Siuslaw 0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-13)
Tuesday, Oct. 1 — at Siuslaw 3, Elmira 0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-11)
Thursday, Oct. 3 — at Junction City, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 — Cottage Grove, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10 — at Marist Catholic, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 15 — Marshfield, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17 — at Elmira, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Junction City, 6:30 p.m.
Nonleague
Thursday, Aug. 29 — at North Bend 3, Siuslaw 2 (16-25, 25-18, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13)
Friday, Aug. 30 — Siuslaw 3, Bandon 0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-10)
Friday, Aug. 30 — Siuslaw 3, Douglas 0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-11)
Thursday, Sept. 5 — Siuslaw 3, at Pleasant Hill 0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-10)
Thursday, Sept. 12 — Sutherlin 3, at Siuslaw 2 (25-27, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 15-13)
Saturday, Sept. 21 — Siuslaw 2, Henley 1 (16-25, 25-15, 15-10), at Sisters Tournament
Saturday, Sept. 21 — Siuslaw 2, Estacada 1 (15-25, 25-22, 15-13), at Sisters Tournament
Saturday, Sept. 21 — La Grande 2, Siuslaw 0 (25-15, 25-15), at Sisters Tournament
Saturday, Oct. 5 — at Junction City Tournament
Saturday, Oct. 19 — at Marshfield Tournament

2019 SIUSLAW VARSITY ROSTER

  1 Lindsey Long, 5-2 junior, defensive specialist
  2 Hayden Muller, 5-2 sophomore, libero
  3 Hailee Outlaw, 5-8 freshman, setter
  5 Mia Collins, 6-0 senior, outside hitter
  6 Desi Tupua, 5-8 freshman, middle blocker
  7 Delaney Foglio, 5-8 junior, middle blocker
  9 Zoe Alberty, 5-7 sophomore, setter
10 Elissa Hurley, 5-8 senior, right side
11 Kya Blake, 5-9 junior, outside hitter




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