WALLOWA - The Prairie City volleyball team had some tough weekend matches against Old Oregon League opponents losing in three games, 25-17, 25-16, 25-15 to league-leading Wallowa on Friday, Oct. 18, and splitting a pair of matches against Cove and Adrian on Saturday in Baker City.

The Panthers lost 25-14, 27-25 and 26-16 in the opening match against the Leopards, before coming back with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-23 win over the Antelopes in the second match.

Prairie City's season record in the league stands at 4-5 and 8-6 overall, and the Panthers are tied for third place with Powder Valley.

"We struggled with our passing against Wallowa," Prairie City coach Eva Saul said. "They are undefeated in the league and they have a lot of confidence as a team. We led in all three games of the match, and then they got the momentum going and were able to come back and win."

Amanda Rockhill had three kills and three blocks in the Wallowa match. Teammate Brittany Reid had five blocks and Lindy Black scored seven points.

In the opening match of the league tournament against Cove on Saturday, Black had seven kills, with Rockhill scoring six points and Cherise Ricco adding five.

Eve Denton was 96 percent setting with right assists.

In the Adrian match, Denton was 97 percent setting with 16 assists and seven points, Dani Smith had six points and Black along with Rockhill had seven kills apiece.

Prairie City concludes the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 26, hosting Crane in a 1 p.m. match.

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