West Albany finishes off magical season

The Bulldogs beat Churchill in four games to claim school's first title
Nov. 10, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
West Albany players celebrate after winning the state title Saturday.
Photo by Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

HILLSBORO - A year after losing in the state final, the West Albany Bulldogs finished a three-year drive to win the school's first volleyball title with a four-game win over Churchill Saturday night at Liberty High School.

Sophomore Payton Rund had 17 kills, Amber Parker had 12 assists and Haley Wells dished out 40 assists to power the Bulldogs, who finished 28-1 with the 25-17, 20-25, 25-17, 25-14 win.

The Bulldogs finished fourth two years ago before reaching the final last year.

Churchill got 13 kills each from Kendra Bodine and Bre Gibbons, and had the smell of a major upset in mid-match, but settled for taking at least one game from the Bulldogs, who lost only seven games all season.

Churchill had its 15-match win streak snapped and finished 23-3.