ATHENA — Prep sports are back in Eastern Oregon. And it might take awhile to find a better game than the one Weston-McEwen began its volleyball season with Thursday night in Athena.
The TigerScots opened a three-way duel with Dufur and Powder Valley by staging a mid-match turnaround and rallying from two sets down to beat the Rangers in extra points 16-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-19 and 16-14.
In the decisive fifth set, neither team could shake the other as they traded shots. No lead extended beyond two points. But Dufur held the advantage 14-13 in the first-to-15 final set.
Out of a Weston-McEwen timeout, the Rangers served the ball to the home team and the TigerScots set up their attack. With its most dangerous hitter in the back of the formation, Weston-McEwen went with finesse as Marlene Bodmer dropped a ball behind Dufur’s front line.