YAMHILL - The Astoria volleyball team made a long road trip worth their while Tuesday night as the Fishermen scored a dramatic come-from-behind victory at Yamhill-Carlton.
After the Tigers had won Games 1 and 2 (25-20, 25-10), Astoria bounced back to win the next three 25-17, 25-17, 15-6.
"We finally started to play in the third game," said Astoria coach Angee Hunt. "We played ugly the first two - it looked pretty bad.
"It was a total team effort," she added. "We had some players stepping up to make key plays at key times."
Heidi Hanson led the Fishermen with 11 kills and three blocks, while Megan Gabriel added six kills and Shelby Cullen served up three aces.
Molly Roman and Nicole McBride each had six digs for Astoria, which hosts Molalla Thursday.
Gulls down TaftSEASIDE - Seaside was putting up some phenomenal numbers Tuesday night in a nonleague volleyball match with Taft, including the numbers that counted. The Gulls defeated the Tigers 25-11, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21.
Seaside was setting at a 24 percent rate, which included a 7-for-17 effort (44 percent) by Melissa King in Game 1, the highest a Gulls player has recorded since 1997.
The Gulls were 108-for-124 in the hitting department (87 percent), with a kill ratio of .274. From the service line, Seaside was 83-of-94 with 17 aces.
"We came out and the kids played great in the first game," said Seaside coach Jason Boyd. "We were passing good and our serving was outstanding. Most of those 17 aces came in Game 1."
Taft held a 10-2 lead in the second game and had the Gulls on the ropes with a 23-14 advantage before Seaside's Tessa Ter Har went on a serving streak, serving out the match in front of a fired-up crowd.
"Tessa was fantastic," Boyd said. "She got our team going and the crowd really got into it."
Ter Har served Seaside to a 6-0 lead in Game 3, before the Tigers came back for the win.
The fourth game was even most of the way before the Gulls took advantage of a big kill from Kathy Maltman, who sparked Seaside on a late rally for the win.
Seaside plays at North Marion Thursday.
Naselle wins in fiveNASELLE, Wash. - The Warrenton and Naselle volleyball teams took the match as far it could go Tuesday night, with the Comettes finally winning the nonleague match, 24-26, 25-9, 25-23, 16-25, 16-14.
Four Warrenton players had good nights from the service line. Diana Kerr hit 29-of-31 serves with 10 aces, while teammates Ashley Johnson (12-of-13), Grace Smith (12-of-12, six aces) and Whitney Johnson (11-of-13) also served well.
Smith was 17-for-21 hitting with five kills, and Kerr added four kills on 7-of-8 hits.
Warrenton hosts South Bend Thursday, then takes part in the Neah-Kah-Nie Tournament Saturday. Naselle plays at Knappa Monday.
In other action Tuesday, Raymond scored a three-game sweep at Ilwaco, 25-15, 25-10, 25-14.