Sweet Home downs Philomath in Oregon West Conference volleyball

The Philomath High School volleyball team struggled against perennial power Sweet Home on the road Thursday night in a 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 loss. The Huskies, ranked No. 3 in the OSAAtoday preseason coaches poll, remains unbeaten so far this season with a 3-0 record.

“We have a lot to work on,” PHS coach Denee Newton said. “They want to get better and this is match three. We’ve got a lot of growth ahead of us.”

Philomath will play next on Tuesday at Woodburn with the match scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.

On the stat sheet vs. the Huskies, senior Sage Kramer had a team-high 14 kills with senior Reagan Larson good on 11 set assists. Senior Taylor Roe had 13 digs and Kramer added 11. Senior Ashlynn Barron and Larson each had three ace serves.

Philomath (1-2 overall) was coming off the high of a come-from-behind five-set victory over Cascade on Tuesday night. The Warriors go to 1-1 in the Oregon West Conference and 1-2 overall.


Sweet Home 3, Philomath 0
Thursday, Sept. 9, at Sweet Home HS

TEAMS (RECORDS)SET 1SET 2SET 3FINAL
Philomath (1-1, 1-2)2118220
Sweet Home (2-0, 3-0)2525250
PHS STATISTICAL LEADERS
Kills: Sage Kramer 14, Ashlynn Barron 5, Abigail Brown 4, Laura Noble 2, Reagan Larson 1, Ahnika Tryon 1. Aces: Reagan Larson 3, Ashlynn Barron 3, Sage Kramer 2, Abigail Brown 1, Taylor Roe 1. Assists: Reagan Larson 11, Laura Noble 8, Taylor Roe 2, Ahnika Tryon 2, Abigail Brown 1. Digs: Taylor Roe 13, Sage Kramer 11, Reagan Larson 5, Abigail Brown 4, Ashlynn Barron 4, Laura Noble 2. Solo Blocks: Clara Stanley 1.

Conference Standings
(As of Sept. 9)

Oregon WestConfPct.AllPct.SWSL
Sweet Home
Sisters
Philomath
Stayton
Cascade
Woodburn
Newport
2-0
1-0
1-1
1-1
0-1
0-1
0-1
1.000
1.000
.509
.500
.000
.000
.000
3-0
3-0
1-2
1-3
2-1
0-1
0-1
1.000
1.000
.333
.250
.667
.000
.000
9
9
3
4
8
0
2
0
1
8
9
4
3
9
SW—Sets won; SL—Sets lost

Tuesday, Sept. 7
Philomath def. Cascade, 18-25, 19-25, 30-28, 29-27, 15-7
Sweet Home def. Woodburn, 25-10, 25-13, 25-16
Stayton def. Newport, 25-19, 25-12, 25-16
Sisters def. Ridgeview, 26-24, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19
Thursday, Sept. 9
Sweet Home def. Philomath, 25-21, 25-18, 25-22
Sisters def. Stayton, 25-15, 25-14, 25-16
Woodburn at Newport, late
Saturday, Sept. 11
Cascade, Stayton, Sweet Home at Cascade Volleyball Tournament
Sisters at South Eugene Tournament
Tuesday, Sept. 14
Philomath at Woodburn, 6 p.m.
Sweet Home at Sisters, 6 p.m.
Cascade at Stayton, 6 p.m.
Newport at Marist Catholic, 6:45 p.m.


JUNIOR VARSITY
Sweet Home 2, Philomath 0
Thursday, Sept. 9, at Sweet Home HS

TEAMSSET 1SET 2FINAL
Philomath14180
Sweet Home25252
TEAM NOTES
The JV team’s record goes to 1-2 on the season. … Sophomore Kayla Perry had a team-high three kills. … Sophomore Lorelei Schell had four set assists. … Perry, Schell and junior Grace Bennett each had an ace serving. … Schell, sophomore Madison Juhl and sophomore Kelsey Olsen each had three digs. … The Warriors are scheduled to host the Philomath JV Tournament on Saturday.

JUNIOR VARSITY 2
Philomath 2, Sweet Home 0
Thursday, Sept. 9, at Sweet Home HS

TEAMSSET 1SET 2FINAL
Philomath25252
Sweet Home1380
TEAM NOTES
Philomath’s JV2 team goes to 2-1 on the season. … The Warriors dominated in the serving department. Freshman Madison Provance had 24 aces in the two-set win. … The JV2 team is scheduled to play Tuesday at Woodburn.
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