Tigers in Pacific Conference drivers seat after two wins
High school roundup NHS sweeps Forest Grove and Tigard to establish a two-game lead atop the league standings
The Newberg volleyball team continued its run through the Pacific Conference last week, sweeping Forest Grove and Tigard to solidify its position atop the standings.
The Tigers (10-1 overall, 6-0 league) now hold a two-game lead over McMinnville and Forest Grove, who are both 4-2, just one game shy of the midway point of the lead campaign.
The Vikings did not push Newberg, which rolled 25-11, 25-12, 25-17 Sept. 17. Maya Adams collected a team-high seven kills, with Rachel Thompson and Jade Livesay-Groark adding six apiece. Gaby Aihara was perfect from the service line with five aces and also grabbed four kills after sharing setting duties with Kristen Oathes from setter in the third set.
The match against Tigard proved to be tougher sledding, but the Tigers pulled out a 25-22, 28-26 victory thanks in part to an outstanding game from defensive specialist Alenka Berales, who had 22 digs.
We focused on three things: win the serve/receive match up, continue to communicate and play tough defense, head coach Mackenzie Upchurch said. As we did those things well, the winning took care of itself.
Newberg completed the first circuit of the Pacifice Conference schedule Tuesday at Hillsboro (results unavailable by press time) and will travel Thursday to McMinnville for a rematch with the Grizzlies.
City Christian 2, C.S. Lewis Academy 1 – Sam Swan scored the lone goal for the Watchmen, who will play at Columbia Christian Thursday
Life Christian 4, C.S. Lewis Academy – The Lions took a 1-0 lead into the break and added two goals in a quick span midway through the second half. Isaak Swan drew a penalty kick and converted to get the Watchmen on the board.
Newberg 1, Cleveland 1 – An early defensive lapse cost the Tigers, who got their goal from Megan Myers and outshot the Warriors 17-4 overall and 14-2 for shots on net.
Girls water polo
Newberg 10, Tigard 8 – Tia Lattanzio scored four goals for the Tigers, who pulled away after entering the fourth quarter tied 7-7. Grace Brockie made seven blocks for the Tigers.
Parkrose Tournament – The Tigers beat Reynolds 6-3, Sheldon 8-0, Beaverton 12-1 and Parkrose 8-7 to advance to the championship match versus West Albany, which dispatched Newberg 12-2.