Baker hands Pioneers GOL volleyball loss

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On the run at full speed, Mac-Hi's Jolene Brannan races to get a piece of the ball and keep it in play during second-set action against visiting La Grande Tuesday night in Milton-Freewater.

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THROUGH THE UPRIGHTS---Mac-Hi's Megan Reed gets the kill shot though the uprights of La Grande's Kaylee Gerdes Tuesday night in Milton-Freewater. October 11, 2011 Jeff Horner Photo

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DOWN FOR THE DIG---Mac-Hi's Jolene Brannan goes down for the dig during the first game of the Pioneers match with visiting La Grande. October 11, 2011 Jeff Horner Photo

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SIDE SAVE---Mac-Hi's Megan Reed pops the side save to the net to set up the kill attempt by the Pioneers during 2nd game play against La Grande Tuesday night. October 11, 2011 Jeff Horner Photo

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Mac-Hi's Avery Wells plays against La Grande Tuesday.

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Mac-Hi's Jolene Brannan stretches to get one hand on the ball and keep the volley alive for the Pioneers during first-set play Tuesday night against visiting La Grande.

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Mac-Hi's Jolene Brannan gets the one-handed dig for the Pioneers in set one of Tuesday night's match against visiting La Grande.

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Mac-Hi's Avery Wells gets the partial block off her fingertips to slow down the kill shot during second-set action Tuesday night against La Grande.

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Mac-Hi's Avery Wells goes for the kill Tuesday.

MILTON-FREEWATER - La Grande bested Mac-Hi 25-8, 25-11, 25-17 here Tuesday in a Greater Oregon League volleyball match that left the Pioneers winless in league matches.

Mac-Hi saw its GOL mark slide to 0-5 and its season record to 5-9 going into Saturday's 3 p.m. league counter here against Ontario.

"La Grande is an awesome team, very well rounded," Mac-Hi coach Kaila Rodighiero said of the Tigers.

That said, the coach was pleased with her team's performance.

"I though we tried very hard and played well," Rodighiero said. "I don't think the final score tells how well we played. We just had trouble finishing each game."

Megan Reed paced the Pioneers with 8-for-8 serving and two aces, three kills and five assists. Avery Well led the way with five kills and contributed three blocks.

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