BANKS — Banks had to rally from a one-game deficit Tuesday against Seaside, and managed a four-game win over the Lady Gulls, 19-25, 25-10, 25-21, 25-17.
The Braves — ranked third in the state — finish second in the Cowapa League standings with an 8-2 league record, behind No. 1-ranked Valley Catholic (9-1)
Seaside finishes 2-8 in league play, but the 16th-ranked Gulls still qualify for a Regional Play-in.
“We came out strong in the first set, taking control right away and holding a lead the rest of the set,” said Seaside coach Angie Huntsman. “Unfortunately we weren’t able to keep that momentum going. We struggled with serve receive passing in set 2 and that carried over into set 3.”
She added, “We’ve been working on serving tougher, and I’m pleased with the progress we made in that area tonight. We’ve also been working on improving defensively, reading and anticipating, and we had some improvement in that area tonight as well.
“We still have a long way to go in both of these areas but we are improving,” said Huntsman, whose team plays at Estacada this weekend in a Regional Play-in.