Baker volleyball

Baker’s Lacy Churchfield, left, and Hailey Zikmund go up for a block Monday against Weiser in the Baker gym.

Baker handled Weiser in four sets Monday in a nonleague volleyball rematch at Baker High School, then traveled the next day to Milton-Freewater and swept the Mac-Hi Pioneers in a Greater Oregon League match.

The Bulldogs, who lost to Weiser in four sets to open their season, won Monday 25-15, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20.

Baker opened the first set with a 7-2 lead behind the serving of Anna Carter.

Baker volleyball

Baker’s Averi Elms goes for a point Monday against Weiser.

Lacy Churchfield then stepped to the service line and increased Baker’s lead to 11-3.

The Bulldogs then kept the lead between 10 and 11 points the rest of the set.

The second set was much closer, with neither team gaining more than a 3-point lead until the game was knotted at 20-20.

Weiser then jumped ahead 23-20 before Baker rallied to tie the score again at 23-23 on the serves of Josie Lewis.

Weiser then scored the final two points to even the match.

Baker trailed by as many as eight points in the third set before battling back.

Trailing 17-14, Baker scored seven straight points to build a 24-17 edge.

Lewis supplied the serving during the rally. Emma Baeth and Churchfield combined to dominate the net with five kills in the run.

Churchfield supplied the final hit to give Baker a 2-1 match lead.

Baker then rode the serving of Churchfield and Lauren Benson to a 20-7 cushion in the fourth set.

Weiser battled back to get within 23-19 before Baker closed out the win.

On Tuesday Baker improved its GOL record to 2-1 Tuesday with a 25-13, 25-5, 25-20 win at Mac-Hi.

Baker coach Chelsea Hurliman said the Bulldogs dominated from the service line. Churchfield served 18 consecutive points, and Emma Bates 10 in a row.

“We found some weaknesses in their defense,” Hurliman said. “There wasn’t a lot of rallying in the match. The girls came out and just decided to get ’er done pretty quick last night.”

Baker plays host to Fruitland Thursday, with the varsity match starting around 7 p.m.

— Jayson Jacoby contributed to this story.

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