Vale Volleyball Takes Home Win Over Nyssa

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VALE – The Vale volleyball team pushed their 3A Eastern Oregon League record to 5-1 with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Nyssa Bulldogs on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the Viking gym.

The Vikings jumped out early in the first set, leading 8-3 and continuing until Bulldog coach Katie Johnson called for a timeout with the Dawgs trailing 4-13. A kill by Brogan Payne gave Vale a 25-10 first set victory.

Set two proved to be a repeat as Vale was out early, 9-1. As Vale coach Shannon Steele started to shuttle starters in and out, a block kill by Sadie Graviet put the Vikings up 2-0 after a second set win, 25-12.

Nyssa was able to claim the lead early in the third set, leading 4-2 early. The Viks stormed back to take the lead at 5-4 and never looked back, winning the set 25-12 and closing out the match.

“We followed our roles tonight and our substitutes played well,” said senior Jojo Cleaver. “This has been my favorite year of playing volleyball as this team has been playing together since we were just little kids.”

Cleaver led the Viking offense with six kills followed by Halle Peterson, Payne and Graviet, all with five kills. Cleaver also added 16 assists and Teresa Gonzalez adding 12 assists.

Elise Seals put in 13 digs while Cleaver finished her night with eight digs. Wrenna Cooke finished with six digs as did McKenna Justus while Ella Nieskins came off the bench for four digs.

As a team, Vale served at 92 percent against the Bulldogs.

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