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Irrigon's Cheyenne McKenney dives to dig a serve. [img_6076]

Union Defeats Irrigon In Volleyball

Union Won 3-0; 25-18, 25-16 and 25-14

Posted Wednesday September 29, 2010

IRRIGON - The Union Bobcats defeated the Irrigon Knights in volleyball action on Saturday, September 25, 2010. The Bobcats scores were 25-18, 25-16 and 25-14.

The first set had the teams exchange the lead six times. The last tie occurred at 16-16. From that point Amy Lively and Dani Sturm of Union served for six points compared to Irrigon's two points. Union won 25-18.

Union roared out of the blocks in the second set. The Bobcats outscored the Knights 13-4 in the opening minutes of the second set. Irrigon had some good moments, an ace by Cheyenne McKinney and kills by Samantha Mills and McKinney. However, Union controlled the set and won it by the score of 25-16.

The third set started off fairly evenly with Union leading 9-6. But even with two aces by Ashli Boberts and McKinney and several kills the Knights scoring slowed. Union pulled away with four aces and strong play at the net. There were a number of long rallies. Union won the third set 25-14.

LEFT - Brandy Hoffman of Irrigon hits the ball. [img_5923] RIGHT - Irrigon's Amber Kramer attempts to block a shot. [img_5937]

LEFT - Irrigon's Alison Burnett gets in position to bump a shot. [img_5952] RIGHT - Cheyenne McKenney of Irrigon reaches to return a shot. [img_5953]

LEFT - Brandy Hoffman of Irrigon blocks a shot. [img_5995] RIGHT - Jordann Roberts of Union bumps a shot. [img_6006]

LEFT - Irrigon's Brandy Hoffman with a shot. [img_6012] RIGHT - Cheyenne McKenney, in the far court, lands after hitting the ball. [img_6013]

LEFT - Amber Kramer of Irrigon tips the ball over the net. [img_6019] RIGHT - A Union player bumps a serve. [img_6019]

LEFT - Cheyenne McKenney, left, and Brandy Hoffman, right, of Irrgon work defending the net. [img_6041] RIGHT -Irrigon's Cheyenne McKenney dives to bump a serve. [img_6041]

LEFT - Cheyenne McKenney of Irrigon attempts a kill. [img_6052] RIGHT - Irrigon's Cheyenne McKenney, number 18 in the far court, hits a shot. [img_6070]

LEFT - An Irrigon player bumps a shot. [img_6079] RIGHT - Irrigon's Ashli Roberts, number 7, hits a return.. [img_5283]

Brandy Hoffman of Irrigon hits a hard shot. [img_6112]

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