Sweet Home escapes PHS gym by closest of margins in volleyball marathon

Riding a roller coaster of emotion through the ups and downs of a five-set marathon against visiting Sweet Home on Tuesday night, the Philomath High volleyball team came up just short in a home heartbreaker.

The Huskies took the match, 25-15, 25-27, 27-29, 25-19 and 15-13.

RELATED: PHS-SWEET HOME PHOTO GALLERY

Philomath senior Sage Kramer had a team-high 30 kills and seven aces in the match. Senior Reagan Larson finished with 44 assists. At the net, sophomore Ahnika Tryon had one solo block and three block assists.

Besides the Kramer aces, the Warriors also got five ace serves from junior Kori Galvan and four aces from senior Ashlynn Barron.

Libero Taylor Roe, a senior, had 26 digs on defense. Kramer (16), Barron (14) and junior Abigail Brown (11) also hit double digits for digs.

Philomath goes to 5-7 on the season, 4-4 in the Oregon West Conference while Sweet Home improves to 7-4 and 6-2. The Warriors are scheduled to play at home Thursday against Woodburn.


Sweet Home 3, Philomath 2
Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Philomath HS

TEAMS (RECORDS)SET 1SET 2SET 3SET 4SET 5FINAL
Sweet Home (7-4, 6-2)25252725153
Philomath (5-7, 4-4)15272919132
PHS STATISTICAL LEADERS
Kills: Sage Kramer 30, Ashlynn Barron 12, Clara Stanley 3, Abigail Brown 2, Reagan Larson 1, Ahnika Tryon 1.
Aces: Kramer 7, Kori Galvan 5, Barron 4, Larson 2, Taylor Roe 2.
Solo Blocks: Tryon 1.
Block Assists: Tryon 3, Barron 2, Brown 2, Larson 1, Kramer 1.
Assists: Larson 44, Roe 4.
Digs: Roe 26, Kramer 16, Barron 14, Brown 11, Larson 3, Stanley 3, Galvan 3, Tryon 1.

Conference Standings
(As of Oct. 5)

Oregon WestConfPct.AllPct.SWSL
Cascade
Sisters
Sweet Home
Philomath
Stayton
Newport
Woodburn
6-1
6-1
6-2
4-4
3-5
2-6
0-8
.857
.857
.750
.500
.375
.250
.000
12-2
12-2
7-4
5-7
7-9
2-9
2-11
.857
.857
.636
.417
.438
.182
.154
35
33
21
18
22
9
6
8
7
13
23
26
29
32
SW—Sets won; SL—Sets lost

Tuesday, Oct. 5
Sweet Home def. Philomath, 25-15, 25-27, 27-29, 25-19, 15-13
Sisters def. Stayton, 25-15, 25-13, 25-19
Newport def. Woodburn 25-15, 25-27, 25-14, 19-25, 15-8
Thursday, Oct. 7
Woodburn at Philomath, 6 p.m.
Stayton at Cascade, 6 p.m.
Sisters at Sweet Home, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9
Philomath at Clearwater Classic (Bend)
Cascade at Seaside Tournament


JUNIOR VARSITY
Sweet Home 2, Philomath 0
Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Philomath HS

TEAMSSET 1SET 2FINAL
Sweet Home25262
Philomath16240
TEAM NOTES
The Philomath JV team goes to 10-7 on the season. … The team is scheduled to play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at home against Woodburn.

JUNIOR VARSITY 2
Philomath 2, Sweet Home 0
Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Philomath HS

TEAMSSET 1SET 2FINAL
Sweet Home17140
Philomath25252
TEAM NOTES
The JV2 team’s record goes to 5-1 on the season. … Freshman Hannah Bennett had a team-high seven aces in the win. Freshman Savannah Adams had three aces. … The team is scheduled to play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at home vs. Sweet Home.


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