SoccerAstoria 1, Scappoose 1WARRENTON - The Astoria girls soccer team collected its first nonloss of the 2004 season, as the Fishermen tied Scappoose 1-1 in a Cowapa League contest Thursday at the Lower Columbia Youth complex.

Astoria's Maia Fastabend used a few cutback moves to score 13 minutes into the game for a 1-0 Fishermen lead.

The Indians scored their goal with 30 seconds left in the first half.

"We just played some awesome defense," said Astoria coach Dan Foss. "Alisha Nieman was a rock - she anchored the back line for us.

"Becky Caccavano did a great job on the outside, end-to-end, and Maren Holyoak made some great offensive runs for us."

Astoria hosts Catlin Gabel Monday.

Rainier 3, Seaside 1RAINIER - Seaside couldn't overcome a rough first half Thursday as Rainier built a 3-0 lead then held on for a 3-1 win over the Gulls in a Cowapa League girls soccer game.

The Gulls played better in the second half, as Abby Frank scored 10 minutes into the half off an assist from Laura Romine.

Seaside plays at Catlin Gabel Wednesday.

VolleyballAstoria def. TillamookTILLAMOOK - Astoria bounced back from a Tuesday loss to Rainier with a three-game sweep at Tillamook Thursday. The Fishermen defeated the Lady Mooks 25-7, 25-16, 25-23 in a Cowapa League volleyball match.

Astoria's Wendi Agalzoff had her best match of the season, pounding down 10 kills with five blocks. Corey Jacobson added seven kills and two blocks, and Heather Arnold had six kills with four aces and two blocks.

Shyra Merila contributed 35 assists for the Fishermen, who play at Seaside Monday.

Seaside def. BanksBANKS - Facing an 0-2 start in league play, Seaside rallied from a two-games-to-none deficit to defeat Banks Thursday night, 18-25, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-13.

The Gulls also fought off a 13-10 deficit in Game 5 to win their first Cowapa League contest.

"Tonight was a complete team effort," said Seaside coach Jason Boyd. "Our energy was very strong and positive all night long. These girls really like playing with each other and have become a very close-knit group."

The Gulls had problems at the service line in the first two games, so "before Game 3 we discussed the serve situation and fixed the problem," Boyd said. "We completely controlled the second half of Game 3 and it all started with Jeannie Pfund serving four straight lollipop serves in a row."

Their confidence restored, the Gulls rolled through Game 4, then built a 3-0 lead in the fifth game.

The Braves rallied to grab a 13-10 lead, but Seaside's Kathy Maltman was able to serve out the match for the Gulls.

Knappa def. RiverdaleKNAPPA - Knappa swept past Riverdale in a Northwest League match Thursday night, 25-17, 25-7, 25-17.

Kristie Owings sparked the Loggers with 11 kills on 20-of-22 attempts, while Nadra Evans added nine kills on 11-of-14 hitting. Katie Ho was 6-of-7 on attacks with six kills.

Meagan Harn put up 31 assists, Ali Gerttula and Ho each had three blocks at the net, and Alea Gribbin had three aces on 10-of-11 serves.

The Loggers improve to 6-0 overall, 3-0 in league, and have swept their last three matches.

Knappa plays at Clatskanie Tuesday.

Damascus def. JewellJEWELL - Damascus Christian won the Casco League first-place showdown at Jewell Thursday night, 25-23, 25-8, 25-14.

Jewell's junior varsity defeated the Eagles 25-18, 25-7. The Bluejays play at City Christian Tuesday.

Ilwaco def. RainierRAINIER, Wash. - Ilwaco was all but finished Thursday night in a match at Rainier, but the Fishermen rallied big time and came up with an 18-25, 18-25, 25-20, 25-21, 16-14 win over the Mountaineers.

The Fishermen improve to 2-4 overall, and compete in the Ocosta Invitational Saturday.

Naselle def. NW ChristianLACEY, Wash. - Naselle cruised to another three-game sweep Thursday night, as the Comettes pounded Northwest Christian 25-7, 25-11, 25-6.

Katie Klinger (six straight service points) and Kelli Revis (seven straight serves) helped the Comettes to their Game 1 win, and Sylvia Herrold finished the night with five kills.

Naselle remains unbeaten in league play at 3-0, 4-2 overall, and hosts Taholah Tuesday.

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