ELGIN - Weston-McEwen defended its first-place position in the Blue Mountain Conference Thursday, pulling out a four-set win over Elgin after falling in the first set.
Elgin came out and got an early lead, but Weston-McEwen finished the first game strong, falling in bonus points 24-26. Momentum carried through for the TigerScots, and they won the remainder of their matchups 25-18, 25-22 and 25-13.
"It was very loud environment, a lot of emotion," TigerScots coach Shawn White said. "We kind of came out excitable and made a few mistakes. We fell down pretty fast, it was 22-14 before we started to make our push.
"Once we started making that push the momentum carried through and we played better and better throughout the evening," White said.
White said the victory showed a lot about his young team.
"We've got a lot of toughness and our maturity is growing," White said. "It was so loud that in the huddle I was having to scream for them to hear me. For them to play through that it shows our maturity and also our toughness and competitiveness."
Mlly von Borstel was key for the TigerScots in game four, nailing 10 out of her 20 kills on the night while putting the Huskies away.
"She had a great day," White said. "We just played great defense behind her and she finished them off."
Another big killer for W-M was Morgan Entze, she finished with 23 assists to go along with 15 kills.
Jayme Zimmerman was an ace from the service stripe; she served up three aces and was 32-for-33 in service.
Taryn Coffman had 13 assists; Katy Wes had four kills; Marlene Bodmer had five digs and two kills; McKayla Carlin had 14 digs; McKenzie Fuhrman had seven; Taylor Rudolph has 10 digs and four kills; Dani Dearing had 2 digs and an assist; and Melanie Sederburg had a kill.
The win keeps Weston-McEwen in first place at the mid-point of the season with a record of 7-0 in league and 15-4 overall.
The TigerScots will be in action this Saturday as they host the Power Tournament with six other highly ranked teams attending from around the state. Pool play will start at 9 a.m. and White said they planned for bracket play to begin around 1:30 p.m.