Astoria had the tough task of opening Cowapa League play against No. 3-ranked Valley Catholic Tuesday night at the Brick House, where the Valiants scored a three-game sweep, 25-14, 25-17, 25-21.
Still, “we got better with each game, and I was definitely pleased with how scrappy we were,” said Astoria coach Jessie Todd. “I was happy with our overall demeanor. The girls worked hard on trying to match up with Valley, which likes to run a lot of quick sets.”
Valley Catholic six-foot senior Lizzy Osborn “got her kills,” Todd said, “but I thought we did a good job of handling her for the most part.”
Astoria’s Corrin Howard finished with 38 digs, while Madi Landwehr and Darian Hageman each had three blocks.
In another Cowapa League opener Tuesday, Tillamook defeated Banks, 25-18, 17-25, 25-21, 10-25, 15-12.
The Lady Fishermen host Seaside Thursday.