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Lady Greyhounds have one more shot at advancing to State

MOXEE - With a line-up in flux due to illness and injury, the Lady Greyhound volleyball team lost a pair of matches last night at the CWAC District tourney.

Grandview opened Thursday night's tourney with a 25-11, 25-14, 25-11 loss to West Valley.

The Lady Greyhounds then faced host East Valley and were defeated 25-13, 25-14, 25-23.

Grandview's lone bright spot was game three against the Red Devils, which the Lady Greyhounds led until libero Suzie Medina had to leave the match with an injury.

Grandview finished fourth at the District tourney, while, Selah finished first, West Valley second and East Valley third.

The Lady Greyhounds received a strong performance at the net from senior Payton Parrish during their two matches last night. Parrish slammed a team-high 19 kills, while hitting the court for a team-high 27 digs.

Evann Swearingen helped pace the Grandview attack by dishing out 23 assists, while Taylor Hall and Hannah Pond hustled for 20 and 15 digs, respectively, for the Lady Greyhounds.

Medina recorded 15 digs before leaving with an injury.

Grandview (10-7) has one more shot at a 2A State berth, but will have to take a long road there as tomorrow, Saturday, it plays at Colville. "It's a five-hour drive and they were the 1A State champs last year," said Grandview Coach John LaFever.

He noted the Lady Greyhounds will likely be without two of their starters for tomorrow's contest. A loss would end Grandview's season, while a victory would send them to State.

LaFever noted his varsity squad, made up mostly of freshmen and sophomores, only suits up 10 players this season.

"We're young and we're thin," he said in looking ahead to tomorrow's contest at Colville. "We'll have to put an adjusted line-up out there. It will be a little bit tough."

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