>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

AP Sports Video

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 8.0 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

AP Sports Headlines

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Sports arrow Local Sports arrow Baker spikes La Pine

Baker spikes La Pine

Baker advanced to the first round of the Class 4A state volleyball playoffs Saturday with a 25-7, 25-8, 25-11 victory over La Pine on the Baker floor.

The win sends the Bulldogs (12-10) to Sisters Saturday afternoon. The winner of that match advances to the 4A quarterfinals Nov. 11 at Lane Community College at Eugene.

La Pine entered Saturday’s match with an 0-17 record. The Hawks hadn’t won a set all season, and that pattern remained against Baker.

“The thought the girls did a nice job of staying on top of the free ball,” said Baker coach Michele McCauley.

“I though t my setters did a great job of distributing the ball across the net. We set a lot to the middle, but during crunch time we spread it around a little bit more.”

Setters D.J. McCauley and Michelle Birkmaier combined to go 55-of-57 setting with 19 assists.

In the first game, McCauley served Baker on top 9-0.

Then, behind the serving of Ashley McConniel and Stacy Duman and the net play of Duman, Birkmaier and Monica Voboril, the Bulldogs increased their lead to 19-4.

Voboril then added three more kills as Baker won the first game 25-7.Baker led just 2-1 in Game 2 before Ashley Trees came off the bench to serve the Bulldogs into a 10-1 lead. Trees served one ace, Voboril added two scoring hits, and Birkmaier one.

Later, leading 13-6, Kathryn Daugherty came off the bench to serve the Bulldogs to a 20-6 cushion. She had one ace and Duman had two scoring hits.

Emily Smith served the final four points for the win.

Game 3 was the most competitive of the day. The teams battled to a 6-6 draw before Birkmaier served Baker on top for good at 9-6.

Daugherty and Smith each served four points to boost Baker’s lead to 19-8. McConniel later served the final two points for the match win.

McCauley finished 14-of-15 serving and 13-of-16 hitting with three kills. Smith was 10-for-10 digging, and Trees 9-for-9 serving.

Daugherty was 14-for-14 serving. Voboril had 16 kills ad Duman seven. Birkmaier was 10-for-13 hitting with two kills.

Abi Smith was 6-of-8 hitting with a kill, Taylor McAdams 3-of-4 hitting with a kill, and McConniel 8-for-8 serving with eight digs.

Spectator admission at Sisters will be $6 adults and $4 students.

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Features
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use