Lady Vikings playing for their play-in lives


Junior defensive specialist Lindsey Long had 24 digs in two matches Saturday at Junction City

The Siuslaw Vikings volleyball team launches the second half of the Sky-Em League season Tuesday with a tenuous hold on a state play-in game.

The No. 17 Lady Vikings host the No. 11 Cottage Grove Lions at 6:30 p.m. at Glenn Butler Court.

The Lady Lions are the league's current No. 2 team, and thus an automatic qualifier.  Siuslaw also is looking up at Marshfield, No. 3 in league and No. 14 in the Oregon School Activities Association rankings.

Siuslaw has both Cottage Grove (Tuesday) and Marshfield (Oct. 15) at home in the second half.

Siuslaw lost in five sets to Cottage Grove and was swept by Marshfield the first time through the Sky-Em.

The Lady Vikings play the two teams they beat in the first half on the road, Marist Catholic (Thursday) and Elmira (Oct. 17).

Siuslaw finishes Sky-Em play at league leader Junction City on Oct. 22, two weeks from Tuesday.

The Lady Vikings' final ranking also may be impacted by how they do Oct. 19 at the Marshfield Tournament.

Rankings will freeze at 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

Siuslaw would have a play-in game at Astoria, based on current standings and rankings.

Current automatic seeds (top 2 from each league)
SKY-EM — No. 5 Junction City, No. 11 Cottage Grove
COWAPA — No. 1 Valley Catholic, No. 6 Banks
TRI-VALLEY – No. 10 North Marion, No. 12 Corbett
OREGON WEST — No. 2 Sweet Home, No. 3 Sisters
SKYLINE —No. 4 Hidden Valley, No. 22 North Valley
GREATER OREGON — No. 7 La Grande, No. 18 Baker

Current eight qualifiers, in order, based on rankings 10/6/2019
No. 8, Philomath, Oregon West
No. 9 Astoria, Cowapa
No. 13 Tillamook, Cowapa
No. 14 Marshfield, Sky-Em
No. 15 Stayton, Oregon West
No. 16 Molalla, Tri-Valley
No. 17 Siuslaw, Sky-Em
No. 19 Seaside, Cowapa

LADY VIKINGS SPLIT AT JUNCTION CITY

Siuslaw beat Madras 2-0 and lost to host Junction City 2-0 Saturday at the Junction City Invitational.

Freshman middle blocker Desi Tupua had 9 kills and 3 aces and senior outside hitter Mia Collins had 8 kills, 2 aces, 7 digs and a block against Madras. Junior defensive specialist Lindsey Long had 10 digs.

In the Junction City match, Collins had 8 kills, 2 aces and 9 digs, Tupua 5 kills and 2 blocks and Long 14 digs.

vs. Madras
KILLS (23) — Desi Tupua 9, Mia Collins 8, Kya Blake 4, Delaney Foglio 1, Elissa Hurley 1.
ACES (7) — Desi Tupua 3, Mia Collins 2, Hayden Muller 1, Hailee Outlaw 1.
DIGS (29) — Lindsey Long 10, Mia Collins 7, Hailee Outlaw 4, Zoe Alberty 3, Hayden Muller 2, Kya Blake 2.
BLOCKS (1) — Mia Collins 1.
vs. Junction City
KILLS (19) — Mia Collins 8, Desi Tupua 5, Elissa Hurley 4, Zoe Alberty 1, Kya Blake 1.
ACES (4) — Mia Collins 2, Hayden Muller 1, Hailee Outlaw 1.
DIGS (38) — Lindsey Long 14, Mia Collins 9, Zoe Alberty 8, Hayden Muller 5, Hailee Outlaw 1, Elissa Hurley 1.
BLOCKS (2) — Desi Tupua 2.

2019 SIUSLAW SCHEDULE
Record:
8-7 overall, 2-3 Sky-Em League, 6-4 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 3, Siuslaw 0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-13)
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 — Siuslaw 2, Madras 0 (25-12, 25-8), at Junction City Tournament
Saturday, Oct. 5 — Junction City 2, Siuslaw 0 (25-23, 25-16), 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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