See article from Herald and News, Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Klamath Falls, OR - A 3-0 win over Simpson in Oregon Tech's home opener was
See article from Herald and News, Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Klamath Falls, OR - A 3-0 win over Simpson in Oregon Tech's home opener was
The Hustlin' Owls, however, know they will need to play better if
they hope to win when Cascade Collegiate Conference action begins
"We need to work on our starts, but we're pretty good at
finishing," Mikayla Morgan said after she and teammate Megan
Christensen made their final home debut at Danny Miles Court
"We're still figuring out how to play together, and a new
OIT fell behind in all three games of Wednesday's match, and needed
serious comebacks in both the first two games as the Hustlin' Owls
upped their season record to 7-4. OIT now is 6-2 against teams from
the California Pacific Conference.
"It's exciting to play at home, but we're not satisfied with the
way we played," Christensen said. "We're glad to win in three, but
we didn't perform very well."
OIT found itself in a 15-6 hole in the first game before coming
back to win, 25-21.
In the second game, Simpson, which fell to 0-5 on the season, took
an 8-2 lead before the Hustlin' Owls came back to win, 25-23, but
needed five game points to win after taking their largest lead in
any of the games, 25-19.
Once ahead, 10-8, in the third game, OIT held the lead and
eventually claimed a 25-20 win.
"We didn't play to our potential, but we played well enough to get
through," Morgan said.
Morgan had a team-high seven kills, while Christensen, Jennifer
Saltenberger and Mindy Rencher all had six. Kristen Walters had
four kills, two of which gave OIT its first lead in the first two
Sarah Svedin had 19 assists and seven digs, Hannah Brewster 19
digs, Marie Baumann 11 digs and Rencher four assisted blocks.
For Simpson, Liz Huntsman from Klamath Union High, had one of her
team's eight aces.
"We'll be ready for this weekend," Christensen said.
The Hustlin' Owls begin conference action and play Friday at
Concordia and Saturday at Warner Pacific in a pair of 7 p.m.
matches in Portland.