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DALLAS ROUNDUP: Volleyball goes 1-2 at McKay tourney

McKAY — Dallas’ volleyball squad went 1-2 at the McKay Tournament on Saturday.

The Dragons defeated McKay 25-18, 25-11 before falling to Hood River Valley twice, 25-20, 25-21 and 29-27, 21-25, 15-7.

“Saturday was a great day to get our feet wet for the upcoming league season,” coach Shana Lavier said. “Megan Ronco had a great performance for us.”

The Dragons opened Mid-Willamette Conference play against Lebanon Tuesday after press time. Dallas plays at Crescent Valley on Thursday and at Corvallis on Tuesday.

“This is going to be a year where we have to constantly build on each match,” Lavier said. “We had some really good things happen, but we also have some things we really need to work on to be a contender in this league.”

SOCCER FALLS TO FRANKLIN: Dallas’ girls soccer team fell to Franklin 1-0 on Thursday. Though the Dragons lost the tightly contested match, coach Kirk Myrold saw several strong performances.

“Our defensive back four of Kloe Totten, Emmalee Jones, Katie Senger and Callista Kiner continually thwarted Franklin’s attack,” Myrold said. “The four worked well together, communicated and covered each other when needed.” 

The Dragons played St. Helens Tuesday after press time. Dallas hosts McNary Thursday at 4 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER LOSES OPENER: Dallas’ boys soccer team dropped its season-opening match to Eagle Point 2-1 on Thursday. The Dragons played St. Helens Tuesday after press time. Dallas hosts Benson Thursday at 4 p.m.

CROSS TAKES FOURTH: Dallas’ girls cross-country team placed ninth in the 1A-4A division at the Nike Ultimook Race on Saturday. Jamie English led the girls with a time of 25 minutes, 34.6 seconds to place 44th. The boys team did not have enough runners to score in the team standings. Trevor Cross placed fourth with a time of 18:02.8. The Dragons will compete at the Ash Creek Invitational Saturday at noon at Western Oregon University.

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