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Razorbacks atop region standings with win over Pendleton

WALHALLA — With its first cycle of region games almost complete, the Walhalla High School volleyball team flexed its muscles and remained unbeaten in Skyline AA play after defeating Pendleton by a final score of 3-1 on Tuesday night.

The Razorbacks (8-2, 4-0 Skyline AA) won the match by scores of 18-25, 25-10, 25-14 and 25-12, and will host Emerald on Thursday at 7 p.m. to close out the first half of their region slate.

Walhalla is playing at its highest level in recent memory, but Razors head coach Anna Bess Morrison is refusing to let her team get ahead of itself with so much still left on the table.

“It was awesome just as a confidence booster for the girls tonight,” she said. “I tell them everyday that they’re playing great, but I remind them that the second they let down, we’re going to get beat.”

After losing the opening set on some impressive serving by Pendleton’s Baylee Kovacsics, Walhalla never trailed at any point during the final three sets.

After the Razors’ second set victory, they jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the third set on the serving of Hanna Garcia, while fellow senior Angelica Fowler also held a long serve to help close out the match.

In the fourth set, the Razors didn’t need much more than the serving of Mackenzie Fowler, as she came up to serve ahead 1-0 before holding her serves for 11 points on the way to an insurmountable 12-0 advantage.

Pendleton head coach Toni Wood said Tuesday night was frustrating, but she’s hopeful the Bulldogs (3-6, 1-3 Skyline AA) can bounce back at home against Crescent on Thursday at 7 p.m.

“We have a good team. It’d be different if we didn’t have the skills that we do, and it’s really frustrating for them to go out there and perform like that,” she said.