Scio — Coming off a shocking loss at Blanchet Catholic on Tuesday to open league play, the Scio Loggers were looking to recover and find their rhythm in arguably the first of their two biggest games of the season against the Amity Warriors, who took down Yamhill-Carlton in four sets to open the conference season.
Scio and Amity Split The First Two Sets
The teams battled early, going back and forth with neither team being unable to breakaway with an advantage, eventually ending up in a 13-12 Scio lead around the halfway point of the first set. The teams would continue to battle, but eventually the Warriors would get up 22-19 late and finish off the set 25-20 to take set one. Set two was a different tone, with the Loggers opening up a 9-5 lead on the Warriors, but Amity rallied with a 5-1 run to tie it up at 10 apiece, and Scio responded with a 4-1 run to take a 14-11 advantage halfway through the set. Scio broke away with set two, eventually taking it 25-16 and tying up the match at one set each.
Scio Rebounds To Take The Match
In the middle set, Scio and Amity battled back and forth, but the Warriors eventually took at 15-11 lead at the halfway pont of the set. In response, Scio tied it up and forced an Amity timeout, making it suddenly competitive after it appeared the Warriors might run away with it. After the timeout, Scio slowly broke away, taking a couple of points here and there, and winning it 25-20 to clinch set three. In the last set, Scio was full of momentum and energy from a fired up student section, battling tooth and nail with Amity for every point down the stretch, but the Loggers would breakway and take it 25-21 after some unforced Amity errors, rebounding from their loss to Blanchet Catholic with a huge win over the Warriors.
Chatting With Some Ecstatic Loggers
After a few minutes to soak in their great win over Amity, I chatted it up with Scio’s Raelyn Martinelli and Makenna Ramsay about rebounding from their loss to Blanchet and the road forward for Scio.
Martinelli on her post match feelings, “This match couldn’t have finished any better. I’m completely ecstatic, I can’t stop smiling, and I’m pumped up right now.” Martinelli on the keys to beating Amity, “We never stopped talking and we buried mistakes and shipped them off. We would game plan for the next play, and we just kept pushing hard and fighting, we knew it was going to be a rough match.”
Ramsay on the contribution of Amity’s unforced errors, “The errors had a big effect on the game, but I feel like we did a lot of great things that we can be proud of as a team.” Ramsay on prepping for the next meeting with Amity, “We have to keep believing in each other, keep believing we can beat anything in front of us.”
Scio hosts Dayton on Tuesday, Amity hosts the Salem Academy on Tuesday