AURORA - The Astoria volleyball team ran its record to 3-0 with a 3-0 sweep over North Marion Tuesday night.
The Fishermen made quick work of the Huskies with a 25-16, 25-7, 25-13 sweep.
Megan Gabriel had eight kills to lead Astoria, and Erin McCoy added 13 digs and five service aces.
"This is the best we've played all year," said Astoria coach Jeff Leo. "We didn't play down, and we didn't let up. It was nice to end it in three."
Astoria returns home to host Taft Thursday.
Gulls take the fifthYAMHILL - Five-game sets are all the rage lately, and the Seaside volleyball team posted its first five-game victory Tuesday night at Yamhill-Carlton, 25-20, 25-21, 14-25, 18-25, 15-12.
The match included performances from the good Gulls and the bad Gulls.
"The first game we played the best we've played all year," said Seaside coach Jason Boyd. "Game 2 took a come from behind effort to win. We were down 17-21 and Kathy Maltman served out the game."
The setting of Chelsea Morrisey and the passing and hitting of Ashley Flukinger and Jasmine Carow sparked Seaside to the win.
Beth Allen added three big blocks in the middle, while Tessa Ter Har and Mallory Osburn both served a string of four or more points.
"Then we played games three and four," Boyd said. "For the first time all year we did not miss a serve during a game and it happened twice (in games three and four)."
Unfortunately, "serving was the only thing we could do," he said. "Our passing went out the window. Our hitting dipped down to 52 percent. Basically, we lost our confidence."
In the deciding fifth game, the Gulls scored 10 points with their first two servers for a 10-3 lead. Seaside held on for the three-point win.
"We are still a young team that is learning what it takes to compete every time we step on the floor," said Boyd, whose team hosts Molalla Thursday.
Jays defeat KnightsHILLSBORO - The Jewell volleyball team made it tougher than it should have been, but the Bluejays still posted a three-game sweep over Heritage Christian Tuesday night, 26-24, 25-18, 25-7.
Rene Steinweg had three blocks and teammate Sarah Seeley had three service aces for Jewell, 2-2 overall.
Mollie Lee added 12 assists and Kristen Nelson had three kills for the Jays.
"We should have done better, actually," said Jewell coach Cathy Rozinek. "It went OK. The good thing was that we were able to play all of our players. Everybody got a lot of playing time."
Jewell hosts North Clackamas Thursday.
Comettes win in fiveCATHLAMET, Wash. - After opening the season with a five-game loss to Warrenton, the Naselle volleyball team has come back with two straight five-game wins, the latest at Wahkiakum Tuesday night.
The Comettes improved their record to 2-1 with the 10-15, 15-8, 15-8, 14-16, 15-10 win over the Mules.
Lucy Rubio led Naselle at the serving line, recording 10 service aces and serving the final eight points of the third game. She also had an ace for the final point of the fifth game.
Tiffany Pauly's hitting and the setting of Jordan Varila also lifted Naselle, along with the setting and serving of Katie Klinger, the floor game of Abbie Smith and the all-around game from sophomore Annie Herrold.
Naselle plays at Pe Ell Thursday.