The No. 4-ranked Tillamook volleyball team backed up its state ranking with a four-game win at Astoria Thursday, 18-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22.
Astoria had a big night defensively and at the net, and opened with a win in Game 1.
But, “Tillamook is a solid team. They’re ranked No. 4 for a reason,” said Astoria coach Jessie Todd. “We fought hard, but just didn’t get the win.”
Chelsea Christensen and Madi Landwehr each had 12 kills for Astoria, while Kes Sandstrom added nine kills, with 22 digs and three blocks. Darian Hageman finished with four blocks, and Corrin Howard had 47 digs for the 10th-ranked Lady Fishermen, who return to league play next Wednesday at Banks.
In other Cowapa League volleyball action Thursday, Valley Catholic defeated Seaside, 25-11, 25-9, 25-15.