Volleying for wins


After going 6-0 to win the Lassen Tournament Sept. 11, the Portola volleyball team won another tournament in Los Molinos this past weekend.

9/22/2010 - The volleyball teams of Plumas County have been spending a lot of time on the court these past couple weeks, and the wins keep rolling in for several of the local squads.

Chester 3, Quincy 2
The Chester Volcanoes and Quincy Trojans went a full five games against each other Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Quincy won the first game 25-18, but Chester evened the match by winning a very close game two in extra points, 26-24.

With that momentum, Chester eased through game three for a 25-9 win.

Quincy refused to fold and evened the series 2-2 by winning game four 25-18.

In the final game, Chester came out on top 15-11 to take the match 3-2.

Quincy 3, Greenville 0
A night after losing to Chester, Quincy bounced back with a 3-0 win in Greenville, but had to work hard for every game against a scrappy Greenville team.

The match started out with an exciting first game that went to extra points, which Quincy won 27-25.

The Trojans followed with a 25-16 win in game two.

Greenville started with a 4-0 advantage in game three and led for much of the time, but a late surge by Quincy ended it at 25-20.

Portola wins tournament
The Portola Tigers won their second straight tournament last weekend in Los Molinos, bringing their overall record to 23-4-1.

After losing 2-0 to host Los Molinos early in the tournament, the Tigers won all five of their other games to meet Los Molinos again in the championship, which Portola won 2-1.

In that final match, Portola dropped game one 25-21, but came back and won game two 25-19. The Tigers edged Los Molinos 15-13 in game three to win it all.

"We played with a little more intensity," said Portola coach Matt Compton. "We were cruising in our first match (against Los Molinos). But in the championship against the home team, with the crowd and noise, the girls pulled together and figured out what they needed to do to get the job done."

Portola's Emma Briggs, Ashley Lopez and Ellie Kibble were selected as all-tournament players, and Lindsey Compton was named the Most Valuable Player.

Feather River College
The Golden Eagles won three of four matches this past week.

After knocking off Merced College 3-0 last Thursday, Sept. 16, FRC traveled the next day to the Reedley College Classic, where they beat Reedley 3-0 before falling to American River 3-1.

Feather River then traveled to Porterville College the following day, where they earned a 3-1 victory.

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