Camas volleyball team goes down fighting
Papermakers secure sixth place trophy at state tournament
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Camas volleyball team couldn’t solve Emerald Ridge in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament, but the Papermakers just continued to fight and wound up in sixth place.
“We were able to bring some hardware back to Camas. That was the goal,” said senior outside hitter Cassie Bailie. “We’re a good team, and we put a lot of heart into it. We don’t give up on anything.”
That’s how the Papermakers were able to push Kentwood to five sets during the medal match Saturday, at St. Martin’s University, in Lacey. Kentwood won the first two games, but Camas fought back 25-23 and 25-19 in the next two sets. Kentwood needed 16 points in the final set to beat the Papermakers by two.
“This team is notorious for getting down by a significant amount and battling back,” said Camas head coach Julie Nidick. “They just never give up. They don’t care what the score is.”