W-M comes frome behind to beat Heppner, sweeps Stanfield

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ELGIN - Weston-McEwen stayed perfect in Blue Mountain Conference volleyball action here Saturday, but it was anything but easy.

The TigerScots downed Heppner 3-2 and finished the day with a 3-0 win over Stanfield.

The day started on a rocky road as the Mustangs knocked off the TigerScots 25-19 and 25-16 to take a 2-0 lead in the opening match of the day.

"Heppner is very tall and athletic in the middle," TigerScot coach Shawn White said. "They dominated us and shut us down."

W-M refused to let their undefeated conference win streak go. The TigerScots rallied to win set 3, 25-13, took set 4, 25-22, and forced a deciding fifth set.

The TigerScots took the set 15-11 and earned a 3-2 win.

"You can't make many mistakes against a good team," White said. "They made the plays (in the first two sets). We went to our outside hitters (after set 2), and they stepped up and got the hits down."

W-M came back twenty minutes later and put Stanfield away 25-9, 25-22, and 25-11.

"I was pleased with our first set after our emotional win (over Heppner)," White said. "We maintained our focus, played even and in control."

Morgan Entze put up 54 assists, 14 kills, and served four aces to pace the TigerScots to the doubleheader sweep.

Taryn Coffman put up 22 assists, and in a rare, but key opportunity, nailed her one kill in the fifth set of the Heppner win.

Molly von Borstel and Taylor Rudolph led the TigerScot hitters and defenders. von Borstel went for 25 kills and 25 digs. Rudolph added 23 kills and 21 digs, but libero, McKayla Carlin posted a team leading 34 digs.

Katy West and Marlene Bodmer each had nine kills and three blocks.

The two wins run the TigerScots to 10-0 in conference and 19-5 overall.

W-M travels to Dayton to play the Southeast 2B conference leaders Tuesday in a non-league match.

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