HILLSBORO — Lebanon High came through with a win over Corvallis High when it counted the most for fourth place at the 5A tournament on Saturday at Liberty High School.
Set scores were 25-18, 21-25, 25-16 and 25-20.
The Spartans had not lost a set to the Warriors all season, winning 2-0 at the Southridge tournament and 3-0 in both Mid-Willamette Conference meetings.
“We’ve beaten them straight across the board all three times we played,” CHS coach Ryan Case said. “I think Lebanon has just continued to have gotten better.”
The Warriors defeated St. Helens 3-1 earlier in the day while the Spartans took a 3-1 win over Wilsonville to set up the showdown for fourth.
The Warriors were able to respond with a strong effort in the third set after the Spartans had tied it in the second, rolling to a 25-16 win.
Then they outlasted the Spartans in the fourth set.
Case said the Spartans struggled with ball control, a problem that plagued them throughout the tournament.
The Spartans did finish sixth.
Case said the this year’s team handled the tournament much better than in 2012.
“We’re pretty pleased with the end of the season and how it ended up,” Case said. “We wanted to do better than what we did last year and we did that.”
Lillie Hoffman and Sierra Addicott both had 16 kills for CHS.