SALEM, Ore. – Playing their first official road game of 2012, the Evergreen Geoducks fell to the Corban Warriors in straight sets, 25-10, 25-17, 25-12, in a Cascade Conference volleyball match on Thursday night at C.E. Jeffers Sports Center in Salem, Ore.
Corban took the early lead, cruising to a 25-10 set one win. The Warriors came out swinging, putting down 12 kills with just two errors on 21 attacks for a clip of .476.
The home court advantage continued to help Corban in the second set as the Warriors took the second frame, 25-17. Evergreen had their top hitting set of the night, picking up seven kills with six errors on 27 attacks for a .037 hitting percentage.
The Warriors wrapped things up in the third set as Corban earned a 25-12 victory to earn their first conference win of the season in straight sets.
Evergreen was led by 11 kills from Cassidy Watkins (Tucson, Ariz./Trevecca Nazarene Univ.). Sasha Nash (Sandy, Utah/Skyline HS) had 20 assists while Sonja Arrassi-Nash (Sandy, Utah/Westminster) dug out 14 balls on the night.
Corban was led by 12 kills from Olivia Shropshire, who had just one attack error on 17 attacks for an incredible .647 hitting percentage. Katherine Salness had 27 assists to go with 10 digs while Chandra Teague also dug out 10 balls on the match.
Evergreen will look to bounce back on Friday night when they continue the road trip to Eugene and a match with Northwest Christian. First serve is set for 7:00 p.m.