TOLEDO — The Toledo High School volleyball team sat alone at the top of the 2A-4 Sunset Conference standings when the month began after scoring a key league victory Sept. 30 on their home court.
The Boomers turned the tables on league-foe Reedsport and dealt the Braves a 15-25, 25-23, 13-25, 29-27, 15-13 loss, avenging a four-set defeat Toledo suffered three weeks earlier at the home of the Braves, and lifting the Boomers to the top of the Sunset Conference standings at 5-2 in league matches, 7-5 overall.
“Reedsport is a solid team that was able to give us a run for our money,” Toledo head coach Crystal Taylor Hinds wrote in her post-match media report after the Boomers won their third straight following a two-match losing skid. “We are so proud of our girls and the grit they had to pull that win out.”
Toledo gets back to Sunset Conference action at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday), when the Boomers host intra-county rival Waldport, which enters at 0-4 in league, 2-6 overall. The Irish’s scheduled match last Saturday afternoon at home against Siletz Valley was canceled.
Toledo senior Klaira Flatt said the Boomers, winners of six of their last eight matches, can’t be beaten when they play with the kind of cohesion they’re capable of playing with.
“When we come together like the family we are, no one can stop us,” Flatt said in the media report.
Mohawk def. Eddyville Charter, 3-0
At Eddyville, the Mustangs tightened their grip on the 1A-3 Mountain West League lead Sept. 30 with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-19 sweep of the Eagles.
The victory pushed Mohawk to 7-0 in league matches and 8-3 overall, while second-place Eddyville slipped to 6-3, 7-6. The Mustangs claimed a four-set victory when the teams met the first time this season, 10 days prior at Mohawk. Details from last Thursday’s match were unavailable as of deadline.
Eddyville was scheduled to visit Triangle Lake on Tuesday before traveling Thursday to Alsea for league matches.
Gold Beach def. Waldport, 3-2
At Waldport, the Irish came tantalizingly close to scoring their first 2A-4 Sunset Conference win Sept. 30 before falling to Gold Beach, 23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-25, 15-4.
Airyanna Paden led the Irish in aces with four, while teammates Cayden Ritchey and Kaitlyn Morton had three aces apiece.
Senior outside hitter/libero Charity Smith posted 11 kills for the Irish, Paden had six and Mallaire Haines added five kills. Waldport head coach Jeff Lee wrote in an email to the News-Times that his top backrow performers on the evening were Smith and junior defensive specialist Katie Pankey.
Waldport (0-4, 2-6) travels Wednesday to meet Toledo in another league contest.
Rainier def. Taft, 3-1
At Rainer, the Columbians scored a 25-14, 25-11, 25-27, 25-21 win Sept. 30 over the Taft in a 3A-3 Coastal Range League match.
Details were unavailable as of deadline.
The Tigers (0-3. 3-7) are slated to host Clatskanie at 5:30 p.m. today in another Coastal Range League match.
Crow downs Siletz Valley twice
At Eugene, Crow claimed both halves of a 1A-3 Mountain West League twin bill Sept. 30 at home against the Warriors, winning the first match 25-8, 25-9, 25-15, and the second contest 25-15, 25-13, 25-6.
Details and statistics from both matches were not provided to the media.
Siletz Valley (0-6, 0-6) isn’t scheduled to play again until an Oct. 11 doubleheader at Mapleton.