LA GRANDE — McLoughlin went 0-5 at the La Grande Invite volleyball tournament Saturday.
In pool play, Mac-Hi dropped matches to DeSales, La Grande, North Powder, and Payette.
“I was proud of how we played against Payette,” Pioneer coach Kaila Rodighiero said. “We looked like we were ready to win but we couldn’t pull it out.”
Amber Wells had seven digs and two blocks in bracket play but it wasn’t enough as Ontario defeated the Pioneers 25-11 and 25-12. Yessica Gomez added seven digs, Jessica Dodd and Lexxy Shelton contributed two kills each.
“Amber had a great game and Yessica has been a big asset to our back row,” Rodighiero added. “We had some errors on the net that we can learn from. We’ll be better prepared for Ontario.”