The Lady Outlaws had a rough start in their first non-league game of the season on Tuesday, September 3, against rival Crook County, but bounced back with a sweep at Marist two days later.

Tuesday’s action found the Outlaws trailing the entire match and losing to the Cowgirls with scores of 17-25, 21-25, and 22-25. Sisters struggled to connect and convert on the floor most of the night.

Coach Rory Rush said, “We would have moments of great play, but we were never able to find our rhythm and found ourselves on the losing end of the match.”

Greta Davis led the team with six kills, and Sophie and Sam Silva added five kills each.

After the tough and disappointing loss to Crook County, the Lady Outlaws rallied and posted three straight wins in their match against Marist Catholic.

Sisters struggled to find their groove at the start of the first set, but settled down and relied on their strong serving to take the lead and record a 25-14 win. They went on to win the next two sets 25-21, 25-12.

Davis put down 11 kills, followed by Sam Silva with eight, and Sophie Silva with four. Ellie Rush dished out 27 assists.

The previous week, on Friday and Saturday, August 30-31, the Outlaws attended the Mt. View Tournament (16 teams), and Sisters took first place in the Silver bracket.

The Outlaws matched up against Grants Pass, South Albany and Ridgeview in pool play and finished out the morning with two wins and then a loss to a very tough Ridgeview squad.

In the afternoon they faced Pendleton and Thurston. The Outlaws defeated Pendleton 25-13, 25-17. They served very well, and recorded 12 aces as a team, which prevented the Buckaroos from running an effective offense. Sophie Silva led the team with eight kills, Davis had six, and Sam Silva

added five.

After the win over Pendleton, Sisters took on the Thurston Colts. They carried their momentum from the previous match and again started the game with strong serves. Rush served up eight in a row with four aces, to give the Outlaws an 8-0 lead. Sisters dominated the first set with their strong serves and a quick offense that had the Colts on their heels. The Outlaws easily won the first set 25-13.

The second set was very similar, with the Outlaws dominating from the service line. Addy Myhre served nine straight with five aces to give Sisters a commanding lead. The Colts couldn’t find any sort of rhythm and the Outlaws won 25-17. Sophie Silva had nine kills in the contest, Davis recorded seven, and Sam Silva added five.

Sisters was scheduled to host Newport on Tuesday, September 10. They will travel to Cascade on Thursday, September 12, and on Saturday participate in the South Eugene Tournament.