Lady Lions cage Spartans in three sets

Cottage Grove senior Bella Costa (center) claps heading into the third set. (photo by Ned Hickson/Cottage Grove Sentinel)

Cottage Grove d Marist

28-26, 25-18, 25-18

On Thursday (March 11), Coach Abby Ladd’s Lionesses took on Marist Catholic at home, sweeping the Spartans in three games. 

The first set was a hard-earned win, with Cottage Grove holding on strong for sets two and three.

Gracie Arnold had a stellar game, serving 100 percent and landing three aces against the Lady Spartans. Arnold also had seven kills and two blocks.

Taylor McKay also served 100 percent for the evening, and Bella Costa came away with another of the team’s aces.

In the front row, the girls showed no mercy, with Izabell Senters putting down eight kills and one assist block, as well as Avery Hutchins, who had three kills and four blocks.

Also noteworthy in the game were Matty Ladd with four kills and three assist blocks, as well as Peyton Kidd with four kills.

The Lionesses (2-1 in league) faced off against Siuslaw’s Lady Vikings (1-2 in league) on Tuesday night (March 16), with final results unavailable as of press time.

Cottage Grove plays again tonight (March 18), when they host the Lady Pirates of Marshfield for a double header, with games at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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