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Coach Lisa Claybaugh, in her third year as head coach, has instilled a renewed vision of success for our volleyball program. Her 2010 team earned a trip to the Mountain Valley League District Tournament.
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Triad Volleyball Wins the Day!
Triad's volleyball team's status in the Mountain Valley League's new playoff format was more or less secure going into its match against Gilchrist at Triad School Gym on Senior Afternoon on Saturday.
But it didn't hurt for them to finish the home portion of their MVL schedule with a three-game victory over Gilchrist.
After seniors Shelby Stiller, Brittany Eskildson and Amanda Borror were honored at halftime of the football game, the T-Wolves dropped the Grizzlies for the second time in eight days, this time 25-21, 25-23, 25-16.
The T-Wolves were able to jump out and take the lead in all three games, but they had trouble closing out the first two.
They led the first game 19-12 on Britt Powless's ace and led 24-16 before Gilchrist's Cassandra Blum served up five in a row. The T-Wolves got the winning point when Blum's last serve hit net.
Triad led the second game 23-12 before Gilchrist went on another run, getting as close as 23-22 before Stiller and sophomore outside hitter Madison McCuiston, who were on the bench in favor of giving playing time to younger players, were brought back in. The Grizzlies got a point to tie the game at 23, but Stiller got a tip for game-point, and McCuiston served an ace for the game-winner.
There was no such drama in the third and final game, with McCuiston serving three aces in a four-point service and Eskildson two aces in an eight-point service that got the ball rolling for the T-Wolves.
The victory put Triad at 5-4 (9-7 overall) with just a match against MVL co-leader Hosanna Christian at the Lions' Den on Tuesday.
Triad had beaten the Grizzlies in their climb toward winning the Gilchrist Tournament last Saturday.
Triad sits in fourth in the MVL, behind the three teams all with one loss, Trinity Lutheran (7-1), Prospect (7-1) and Hosanna Christian (6-1).
With the Mountain Valley League split for volleyball and both the boys' and girls' basketball seasons coming up into northern and southern divisions, Triad is the No. 3 team in the southern half, behind Hosanna Christian and Prospect. The Lions and Cougars will meet in Prospect next Saturday, presumably to break their tie.
Trinity Lutheran is, most comfortably, the top team in the northern half of the league. The Saints will play both of the teams duking it out for the second and third seeds from the northern half, Gilchrist and North Lake, this week. Both of those teams are 2-5 in the league.
After this week's action, which also includes their final home match against 3A Illinois Valley, Triad, the No. 3 team from the South, will travel to the No. 2 seed from the north, whichever it is on Tue., Oct. 22. Likewise, the loser of the Hosanna-Prospect match next Saturday will host the other 2-vs.-3 match on Oct. 22, against either North Lake or Gilchrist.
The winners of those matches will head to Prospect to play in a double-elimination playoff format involving the top teams from each half on Sat., Oct. 26. The three teams that will represent the MVL in the state playoffs will be determined, and seeded, from that four-way playoff.
The No. 2 and No. 3 seeded teams from the playoff in Prospect would play in state playoff matches on Wed., Oct. 30. The No. 2 seed hosts the No. 3 seed from the Skyline, and the No. 3 from the MVL travels to the No. 2 seed from the High Desert League. After that round, the winners of those eight matches, along with the top seeds from each of the eight leagues around the state will be placed in a 16-team bracket based on their OSAA ranking.
The next round, at the No. 1-seed sites, would be Sat., Nov. 2. The state tournament, at year-old Ridgeview High School in Redmond, is Nov. 8-9.
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