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September 23, 2009 The Coquille Valley Sentinel Page 9 Lady Devils lose to Gli00fe Wilcats, 2-4 o by Ken Duke For the first time in the Soccer program's history, the team played at Spike Leslie Field. The team's players made several com- ments about how much bet- ter it was to play on the field rather than on the lower field at the Middle School. With the ability to now have games on the pre- miere field in Coquille, the program has the opportunity to showcase the other talent- ed athletes of the Fall sports programs. The Lady Devils played a great two-thirds in the first half by holding Glide scoreless for the first 30 minutes of the 40 minute first half. Glide broke out, however, with three goals in the final minutes to bring the score to 0-3 at the half. The Lady Devils fought hard in the second half of the game by scoring twice, which equaled the entire scoring effort of 2008, and held the Wildcats to only one additional score to bring the final score to 4-2 Wildcats. Bailey Richardson scored the first goal in a hard fought offensive stand on the second rebound from a shot on goal with a soft looping shot over the Wildcat goalie. Megan Sullivan scored the second goal with a great shot past the Wildcat goalie. Coach Mark Usselman was very pleased with the girls' efforts in the second half, for they pressed hard on offense and made a good defensive stand to hold the Wildcats to one additional goal. The improvement of the girls' team was clearly evident, and hopes are high for them to make a good effort this year to win sever- al victories. Lady Devil offensive attack Lady Devil offensive attack "Feel Like We Won Tonight" by Ken Duke happier because we met one of our team goals, and that was to take Cascade to 5 (sets)." The Cascade Christian Challengers were 2008 3A Sunset League Champions last year, going undefeated in The title of this article is a quote from Coach McKinley about the game against Cascade Christian on Thursday night. She also said, "I couldn't have been Senior, Clare Foster and freshman, Taylor GeDeros providing defensive wall league play 14-0 and an overall of 19-5-3. The Challengers were also ranked 4th in the Oregon State Championship 3A rankings. The Coquille Lady Devils gave the Challengers all they could handle, and then some, by pushing them harder than they have been pushed in all the years of playing in the 3A Sunset League. The Lady Devils forced 3 of 5 set match into extra points play. The finals scores were 25-17, 28-30, 22-25, 27-25, and 18-20. The first 4 sets are the first team to 25 with a margin of 2 win- ning the set; the 5th set is first to 15 by margin of 2. Either one of these three sets which went into extra points could have just as easily gone in Coquille's favor. Following the match, Coach McKinley told how the Cascade coach and par- ents had said it was "an excellent match" and they were "quite shocked at how well Coquille played," acknowledging that "Cascade has never been challenged this seriously in the years they've been with the Sunset League." What a testimony to how good the Lady Devils can be when they play to their potential! Coach McKinley added, "Wow, how much difference a day makes. The match Thursday night against Cascade was night and day different over how we looked Tuesday at Glide! The team really displayed more heart, desire, athleti- cism, and give-it-your-all attitude than ever before. This is the real CHS team... and it was so rewarding to see them shine. Of course we would've loved the win, but this is a loss we can live with because everyone on the court played to the best of their ability and then some." The team had huge statis- tics in this match against one of the top teams in the State 3A play: Juniors Nikki Hall 13 kills, 17 digs; Kelsey Hill 10 kills; Allison Cook 8 kills; Chelsy Forbes 14 assists; and Christie Andy 15 assists; and Sophomore Kaitlyn Altenbach 19 digs. McKinley said, "I am so proud of my girls--I feel like we won tonight!" The Lady D6vils travel to Gold Beach on Tuesday, September 22nd and will host Reedsport, Thursday the 24th, with game time at 6:30pm. You will not want to miss out on some of the highest quality of High School Volleyball action in the State, so come on out Thursday and let's give this team all of our support. Go Big Red!!! Tough Loss for Lady Devils' Volleyball in Glide By Ken Duke Coquille Lady Devils Volleyball team traveled to Glide to take on the Wildcats and came away with only one set victory. The Wildcats won 3 sets to 1, with the scores being 25- 18, 23-25, 25-17, and 25-20. It was not only a tough night in scoring, but one for the team when middle hitter Junior Karlie Libby suffered a dislocated shoulder, and this followed Junior Nikki Hall's departure due to ill- n.esS aer, making 9 kills by the second game. Coach McKinley stated, "If it could go wrong tonight, it did go wrong! We started sluggish, always a step behind and a second too late." She went on to say, "The girls played hard, hustled and gave it their all, but just didn't have enough tonight." It was one of those nights, Other key players in the match were Juniors Chelsy Forbes with 14 assists and Allison Cook with 4 kills and 3 aces. The ........ Devils also took on the Cascade Christian team on Thursday ..... Yearbook Staff Selling Calendars CoquiUe High School sen- ior and yearbook editor, Chance DeMain, for his sen- ior project, has supervised the production of a 2010 calendar as a fund-raiser to help lower the cost for the students of the high school yearbook. This is the third in a series of calendars, which the yearbook staff has produced. The theme for the 2010 calendar is "Welcome to Coos County" with all the photographs taken by CHS yearbook staff members. The photos, all taken in Coos County, show the nat- ural beauty of the area rang- ing from the beach, rivers, forest and various land- marks. The calendars, which make a great holiday gift, are priced at only $10 each and are available now. There is also a special price for a quantity of 10 or more. If you would like to purchase one or more, the calendars are on sale at the high school and middle school offices. If you have any questions, please contact the High School at 541-396- 2163. It may not look scary, but the deadliest threat to kids isn't guns or drugs or illnesses - it's motor vehicles. You can keep kids safer. Buckle them up every time in the right size child safety seat and always in the back seat. Slow down. And drive sober- because your kids are counting on you to keep them safely in the picture. Drive Safely. The Way to Go. Transportation Safety -- ODOT