Weston-McEwen's volleyball run ends early in Forest Grove

The TigerScots fall to Faith Bible Saturday after losing to Portland Christian Friday.

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FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Weston-McEwen fell to Faith Bible 3-1 in the consolation round of the Oregon state Class 2A volleyball championship tournament Saturday at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.

The TigerScots were the regular-season Blue Mountain Conference champions and took the conference's second seed out of the district tournament. W-M swept Neah-Kah-Nie in the opening round of the tournament Nov. 5, but found themselves in the consolation bracket after falling to Portland Christian in three sets Friday.

Faith Bible jumped on the TigerScots, taking an early two-set lead with 28-26 and 25-17 victories, but W-M won the third set 25-18 to continue playing. Faith Bible took the fourth, 25-21.

This was the eighth year in a row the TigerScots have made it to the state championship. However, it is the first time in seven years they have not won a trophy. W-M defeated Faith Bible in last year's title match to take the state championship.

Despite breaking that streak, TigerScot coach Shawn White said he was not disappointed.

"We're a pretty young team - that's no excuse for not playing well - but we didn't play that badly," White said. "We had a number of matches we lost by just a few points. As we get older we'll get those wins.

"We played really good teams and we played them tough," he said. "We just came up a few points short. My girls played hard and played tough. In no way am I disappointed in them at all."

Molly von Borstel led the TigerScots with 25 digs, 17 kills and three aces over Friday and Saturday's matches.

Morgan Entze had 32 assists, 15 kills and was 36-of-36 serving.

Taryn Coffman had 15 assists; Taylor Rudolph had 10 kills; Katy West had eight kills and eight blocks; Marlene Bodmer had six kills, nine blocks, was 14-for-14 from service and had two aces; Jaymie Zimmerman was 28-for-31 in service with five aces; McKenzie Fuhrman had 11 digs and was 16-for-17 in serving; McKayla Carlin had 29 digs; and Danni Dearing had seven digs and was 5-for-5 in service.

Entze, Zimmerman, Fuhrman and West are all seniors.

W-M had a number of players playing new positions this season and White said he felt it was a bit of a rebuilding year.

"I'm very, very proud of my girls this year," White said. "For them to come out and have the year that they did - that's just phenomenal. I'm super excited about the group that we have coming back."

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