SISTERS — The Cowapa League won three matches and lost two Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the Class 4A state playoffs.
Unfortunately for Seaside, the Gulls were one of the two losses, as Sisters swept Seaside in three games, 25-14, 25-16, 25-18.
The season comes to a close for the Gulls, who advanced to the final 16 despite a 2-8 record in the Cowapa League.
Sisters advances to the state tournament Friday and Saturday at Forest Grove High School, where the Outlaws will play Henley in a quarterfinal.
Alyssia Gonzales had seven kills for Seaside, which loses just three seniors.
Six-foot-2 junior Hawley Harrer led the offensive attack for Sisters, while setter Alex Hartford and libero Jessie Brigham highlighted the strong passing for the Outlaws.
In other playoff action Saturday, No. 1-ranked Valley Catholic swept Sutherlin; Banks defeated Philomath in four games; and Tillamook swept Siuslaw. Crook County swept Scappoose to round out the day for the Cowapa League, which will have three teams in the final eight.