Weston-McEwen dropped its first match at the 2A state volleyball tournament Friday, sending the TigerScots into the consolation half of the bracket.
Portland Christian held off W-M 25-11, 23-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-9 to advance to the semifinals at Ridgeview High School in Redmond.
“We fought hard, but didn’t quite get it,” W-M coach Shawn White said. “We came out with a few nerves, and they came out on fire. They are a good team.”
The teams traded sets until the fifth, where the Royals put the match away.
“I was super happy with how we battled back,” White said. “I’m really, really pleased with the young ladies today.”
Hailey Weaver led the TigerScots at the net with 12 kills and four blocks, while Jesse Manning had 10 kills and 14 digs, and Ellie Scheibner 10 assists and six digs.
Bryce Thul added 22 assists, 11 digs, six kills and seven ace serves, while Tyree Burke had five kills and was 17 of 17 from the service line with four aces. Keree Graves chipped in with nine digs and three kills, while Emma Olson had 15 digs and three aces, Trinity Hearn was 14 of 16 serving with three aces, and Carrie Hazen was 18 of 19 from the line with four aces.
“We had everyone contribute,” White said. “Serving is one of our big weapons. We only missed 10 in five sets.”
The TigerScots will play Glide at 10 a.m. Saturday in a loser-out match. The best W-M can finish is fourth.
“Glide has a great big middle (6-foot-2 Jordan Williams),” White said. “We will deal with that tomorrow.”