W-M sweeps Elgin, falls to Imbler in dual

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IMBLER, Ore. — Weston-McEwen wrapped up its non-conference volleyball schedule here Thursday with a split of two matches.

The TigerScots opened with a sweep of Elgin, 25-8, 25-20, 25-14. W-M then dropped a 3-1 decision to Imbler in the nightcap, with the Panthers prevailing 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20.

“We played well to open the Elgin match,” W-M coach Shawn White said. “Then we let some errors creep in, but we finished strong.

“Imbler is a good team,” White continued. “They picked up a ton of attacks and came back at us with attacks of their own.”

The TigerScots look prepared to open the Blue Mountain Conference season Saturday.

“We’ve made lots of progress,” White said of the preseason. “Tonight, we made some little mistakes that we can learn from.”

Taryn Coffman led the TigerScots Thursday with 54 assists on the night. Molly von Borstel provided an offensive and defensive spark with 17 kills and 33 digs. Lacey Kuehn added 17 kills and 16 digs. Melina Sederburg joined the other two hitters in double digits with 16 kills. McKayla Carlin added a team-high 35 digs. Melina Baker led the TigerScot servers with a 24-of-25 performance from the line.

The TigerScots, 6-3 in non-conference action, travel to Union Saturday to open BMC play with matches against Stanfield and Union.

“Our league is easily the toughest in the state, with four of the top eight (state) teams in our league,” White said. “Every weekend will be a dogfight. We’ll have to come to play.”

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